Yuri the Russian Hobbit – level 3

24-06-2021 15:00

Five-and-a-half years ago, a lawyer in Moscow decided to leave his legal career behind and live in a hut in a forest.

The right entrance to his underground home looks like a hobbit door, so people started to call him the Hobbit. However, Yuri Alexeyev insists that he is more like a character from Alice in Wonderland and he even has a white rabbit.

The former lawyer has joined the BookCrossing movement, which is the practice of leaving a book in a public place so others can pick it up and read it, and they do likewise. So far, Yuri registered around 4,500 books. He also gives lectures on Chekhov’s masterpiece The Cherry Orchard in his hut, and he runs his own YouTube channel.

Difficult words: former (-ex), likewise (the same thing).

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