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Friday, March 05, 2010

From Russia With Love

As I had mentioned before, the girl’s studies took her to Russia where she is still… only now the student blog is up and running you can see it *here* if you like. She tends to write in volumes, but it is engrossing making the posts fly by. Here is an excerpt:

(talking about a small city in northern Russia)

“I knew that the city was looking forward to our arrival, but don’t think I could have ever comprehended the level of their excitement and mystification. We are the first group of foreigners (with the exception of Professor Makin of course) to come to this city and visit, so in a small way I can try to understand their emotions, but I can’t help but think about it inversely; if a group of students from another nation came to America, we would of course be very welcoming, but it would not be anything like this!”

The stark difference in culture makes it an interesting read if anyone is to inclined to read it. She will be back home soon and the better for it. In all of her travels these small villages seems to have left a big impression on her already.


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