I have a new job and it is not (only) Russia any more. I shall confinue to live in Moscow, but it is now entirely by choice. It could as easily be London, Geneva, Rio de Janeiro, Istanbul, Shanghai or Ho Chi Minh City. At this depressing juncture in our economic history (which will pass, I promise you), how marvelous to contemplate how the world has changed for the better since I was a boy. To have such choices! And to freely choose to live in what was once the capital of the greatest despotism on Earth!! Things are not so bad as they sometimes seem.