The Foreign Service Journal - December 2013 - page 102

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DECEMBER 2013
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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
LOCAL LENS
BY BOB MEISTER
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA
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he Novodevichy Convent in Moscow, founded in 1524, was built as a fortress at the
curve of the Moskva River. It became an important part of the southern defensive belt
of the capital, and was known to have sheltered many ladies from the Russian royal
families.
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Bob Meister, a native of California, has been with the State Department for six years as a Financial
Management Officer. Now deputy FMO in Kabul, he has also served in Moscow and N’Djamena. Prior
to joining the Foreign Service, Bob was employed in the film/entertainment/animation production
industry in Los Angeles. He took this photo in March 2013, using a Nikon Coolpix.
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