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Last Christmas in Russia

23 December 2022

5:00 PM

23 December 2022

5:00 PM

What a difference 12 months makes. Last year, at the Ikea in Rostov-on-Don, South Russia, I splashed out on some especially good Christmas decorations. I had an eight-year-old, half-Russian daughter growing up in that city, and wanted a tree and lights that were made to last and could be brought out each December as a kind of ritual.

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