I Tried to Erase My Soviet Past, but Tea Brought Me Back — Now & Then

Margarita Gokun Silver as a Child

Margarita Gokun Silver and her childhood friend sharing tea and sweets.
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Growing up in 1970s and 1980s Moscow, my day began and ended with tea. Always in a cup with a saucer, in the mornings it accompanied a breakfast of eggs or a cheese sandwich and in the evenings a dushevni (or soulful) conversation with my mother.

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