Need an eye-opener after a long night’s flight from JFK to St. Petersburg? Just look out the window as you head into the city. I have a “was that what I think it was?” reaction as I head to our cruise ship. My mind immediately flashes back to what new arrivals to New York might see as they head into Manhattan from Queens.
In Russia, I wonder about security, evacuation plans, the sheer closeness of these reactors to the road. I thought I would be introduced to the St. Petersburg of czars; instead, my first impression of the city is very much a contemporary one. I spend my working hours thinking about environmental policy; it looks like I’ll be spending some vacation time thinking about this, too.