“Pregnant in Putin’s Russia” – my Foreign Policy article on this whole having a baby in Moscow business. I finished this one on the beach, but it doesn’t really have a beach-y feel to it – since it’s about healthcare and attitudes surrounding pregnancy and birth. The latter in particular coulduse some adjustment. Still, my experience of giving birth to Lyovka was very, very positive – and I have to thank the doctors involved. Dr. Glotova and Dr. Akhsyamova, plus Dr. Bovina, who referred me to them – may they live long and prosper.
“My feminist life – after childbirth.” I blogged this for Feministe, and some truly marvelous people trolled the comments. Enjoy!
Also, I think the best column I wrote for TMN this month was “Born in the land of Mordor.” It’s about Lyovka & Russian bureaucracy. I do NOT think that Russia is Mordor – it’s a bit like Gondor, all things considered – but the bureaucrats try their damnedest to convince you otherwise.