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'If you're thinking of moving to Sweden, prepare for the Swedish mentality'

Stockholm tour guide Julia Antonova. Photo: Rebecca Knutsson

Published: 12.Mar.2018 06:48 hrs

Unlike many internationals who move to Stockholm, it wasn't love of a Swede but a love of pop icons Roxette which first brought Julia Antonova to the Swedish capital.

"I was studying in Russia at the time and really got into them," she explains.

"In the 1990s I think about 80 percent of the music on Russian radio was Swedish, but I didn't realize it at first. I loved all of those bands – Ace of Base, E-type. I just really loved the music," Antonova laughs.

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