October 18, 2009 at 9:34 am 1 comment

I’ve created another blog to share my musings into socio-political issues.

The title of the blog Grushenka comes from a Dostoevskyan character but has otherwise nothing to do with her. Grushenka was an informal, common name among female peasants throughout 19th century Russia although i’d never heard of this name until i read Dostoevsky. The Russian word for pear is grusha, so if anything, the name reminds me of pears and shapely women. And maybe outspoken women? Wow… i didn’t realize Grushenka had so much meaning for me! So yes, maybe the simplicity of the name is also important because my blog is essentially very simple and limited since i’m just a fledgling pseudo intellectual..


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Finally uploaded to youtube! Kiva: Motivation statement

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Bertha Dawang  |  October 20, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Yelena, check out- get involved in a volunteer project. Help others in need and thereby help yourself. The world needs you and your skills. You can do a great deal of good.


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