School 45

Surrealism, Soviet-Style


There’s a perfectly good school in Russia’s capital for English-speaking children of diplomats: The Anglo-American School of Moscow. And it’s probably the right establishment for most Foreign Service (FS) families, who move from post to post every few years. We were not FS. My dad was a professor of Russian history before he joined the…

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Moscow School 45


My alma mater for two of the three years we lived in Russia. A defining moment of my life, and a testament to the power of human connection in the face of governmental conflict. You can also see some pictures from opening day ceremonies and my return to School 45 in 1987, when my classmates…

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