Hi! My name is Lauren, and welcome to my Soviet history blog! I’m from a really small town named Rosedale, that’s located in the heart of Southwestern Virginia! I’m a student at Virginia Tech, double majoring in Political Science and Russian. I first became interested in history and government during high school, which has carried on into my college years. I started taking Russian my freshman year of college, and quickly fell in love with the language. I recently studied abroad in Moscow, which only furthered my interest in Russian history, language, and culture. I even took the cover photo on the front page of this blog on my trip! I hope you enjoy my blog, & I look forward to hearing from you all!