William Echols formerly served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kazakhstan and has an MA in International Politics from Queen's University Belfast. He has spent nearly 10 years living and traveling around the post-Soviet world, working as a volunteer, journalist, teacher and translator. He is also the founder of the blog Russian Avos.
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