Coffee and Visa and Going Home to Russia…

Well Sveta and I got back to Kiev and spent the night in a nice little studio type flat near the train station…

After a good night sleep we got to the Russian consulate at noon exactly and after a 15 minute wait. I was able to pick up my new visa…

I was also able to communicate with the consulate and got some new information on visa issues. Looks like the new bribery regulations are really detrimental to ease of maneuvering through the Russian government system. I see a total lack of incentive now to get any work done by a government employee of Russia. No one wants to get in trouble and the easiest way to stay out of trouble is to do nothing when you work for any governmental system…

Sveta said a good thing today, “Russia makes life rough for civilized countries to come, but wild and uncivilized countries have no problem getting across the border…”

What she said made sense. I realized that countries where the people are raised to obey the rules and laws, the people struggle with the Russian regulations. The countries that are still a wild west situation do not care about visas in the first place. They just cross anywhere into Russia, illicit or not. Just like the Mexicans in America…

OK on to the last subject in the title. We are going home to Russia. So if the “Lord is willing and the creek don’t rise!” we will be back on Saturday to our wonderful home in Moscow Russia…

The picture above is the light at the end of the tunnel. We have finally seen that light with this visa trip…

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