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Casual sex, drugs common among Russia's expats

entertainment Updated: Jan 21, 2009 18:32 IST

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Casual sex, binge drinking and drug use are an integral part of expats in Moscow, according to a lawyer.

However, detailing her sexual exploits on net has put Deidre Dare, an American lawyer, working in a British law firm in the Russian capital, in trouble.

In what appears to be online diaries, she has described her drug filled lifestyle, and charting encounters with other men, including a Russian and a German, mixed with more routine aspects of modern life in Moscow.

The senior lawyer has now been asked by her firm to stop writing extracts from her raunchy novel on the Internet.
Each chapter of her novel ‘Expat’ contains reflections on Moscow life, lots of "gentle hair stroking", and at least one sex scene.

Her website also contains a poetry section, featuring verses which are often more ridiculous than erotic. It also contains shots of the lawyer in her lingerie.

Although the novel comes with a disclaimer that all the events and characters are fictional, many people on the expat law scene said that they recognised incidents and characters in the text.

Dare refused to say anything, insisting she had been instructed by her lawyers to give no comment.

The company said it did not comment on individual members of staff.

"With regards to our general policies on staff conduct Allen & Overy aims to uphold the highest standards of professional conduct,” the Independent quoted the company as saying.

“Everyone at Allen & Overy is expected to conduct themselves appropriately and professionally at all times," it added.