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LOIS KAPILA is a freelance writer and translator from the Fenlands of East England. Currently based in Washington, DC, she has previously written for the Times of Central Asia, Washington City Paper, the Caspian Business Journal, and LiteraryTraveler.com among others. She holds a degree in Russian language and literature, and has visited the former Soviet Union multiple times since 2003. When she is not writing freelance articles, she enjoys singing with an affected Southern drawl and investigating crimes for defense attorneys.