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Jul 6, 2015 - A very brief sojourn in Russia

Last time we were in Russia, we went to St. Petersburg when Christopher was two (in 1997). We enjoyed our stay with a local professional couple, a computer scientist who worked for the defense department on old PC’s, and a chemical engineer who had written several books. Neither had been paid in several months and were relying on money from us and from their children, one of whom lived in the US, to help them. What a difficult time for them. At the end of the day we were all covered with grime from head to foot, and had seen more drunk,...

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