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... nation before Russian invasion in the 16th century under Ivan the Terrible (doing this off memory and not googling so apologies if I'm providing inaccurate information).
I was lucky enough to be there for a parade of marching bands and spent the afternoon clapping along with the crowds as the bands trumpeted past.
The restaurant I had planned on eating at was closed for a private function so I bought what I could understand from a market ...
Although it has been nearly half the program, fear not, I have not forgotten about blogging. Hopefully after reading this entry and my next, you will understand why blogging was put temporarily to the side. If it is any consolation, it has been on my to do list the whole time. Again, I know this is blog entry is long, long overdue, but, on the bright side, I have conjured up some pretty interesting stuff! Or at least I hope it is interesting. I feel like this particular entry ...
... super cool to watch and the three dancers were incredibly talented. I have posted some pictures. The show was a hit as everyone was stopping to watch. After the show, the leader of the group started passing out free goody bags. I said free, right? The Soviet/ 90's democratization and shock therapy hardships mindset kicked in and people started tearing bags off and from the leader. It was frightening and I felt extremely bad for the gentlemen. I really wanted a goody bag, but I ...
I am currently uploading this story in a great hurry, since I really want to get it done, but my train is leaving soon. Never thought I wold be having deadlines this summer.
But I’m getting ahead of myself.
This story starts in Moscow, where I was when the last post left off. The last full day there I actually did not do a whole lot. The boredom I spoke of earlier was firmly taking hold, and I realized that I had to get out of Moscow, so ...
... that I wasn’t Russian, they began to fire questions at me. I had used my one
and only Russian sentence ‘Ya ne paneemayu Russki (I don’t understand Russian)
numerously and was beginning to feel quite ignorant that I didn’t know more
Russian. Somehow, I think the feeling was mutual as soon the huge Russian who
was doing most of the talking asked around and found a young girl who could
speak fairly good English. The poor ...