Dateline: It's not how good you are, it's how good you want to be - Paul Arden
Julie Delvaux is a pen name of a Russian-British author and translator. She was born in Moscow and later lived in the U.K. for a long period of time, mostly in Manchester, travelling all over England at every available opportunity. Julia worked at the BBC radio and produced a regular podcast on Arts and Culture; contributed to various e-zines and print publications; and since 2006, has been blogging about Arts, Culture, and her peregrinations at her blog, Los Cuadernos de Julia.
To remind the younger audiences of political repressions, the activists compared Joseph Stalin to Facebook, Twitter, and other social media.
Moscow, Russia has traditionally been known for very hot summers - so how are people coping with heat there in 2011?
Hailed as the "Russian Manchester" and "the city of brides", the textile town of Ivanovo is slowly adapting to post-Soviet realities.