Russian Babushka Stands Her Ground – Literally…

We live in a brand new complex and the building is still going on. It is in its final few months though and something has become clear, that puts a new light on things in Russia…

I receive so many e-mails about how Russia is a terrible place and no one has rights and how the government, , mafia and the whole system is designed against the people. To live in Russia is like living in a place that no one has rights or freedoms…

So this photo that I took of a Babushka hanging out of her window talking to another lady is a story all its own, that will make all those that think Russia is not the peoples country…

Close up! Digital zoom sucks…

The story is that the babushka refuses to move. She will not simply move and since the complex had to be built, it was built and she was left alone in the building. Right now there are workers living in the building also, but soon they will be gone and she will have her little world all to herself…

What is important is that she did not want to leave her home and after trying all the nice ways to get her to move. No one tried any hardcore ways, to get her to move. This is the Russia that I live with everyday. A Russia that puts her people first and if this babushka does not want to move then so be it! Move the road and move the building and that is exactly what they did…

I understand that the day she passes on from the world, then things will be different and then the building will come down. For the children of this babushka will make lots of money from the transaction, but for now the saying that her home is her castle is very true…

That building in the photo was one of twenty buildings called flats in Russia. These are the flats that Russia is trying to get rid of. The two story flats that were built a long time ago and are a waste of space. Removing twenty of these buildings allowed Russia to build housing for thousands of people in the same space…

But I hope she has a long time on earth yet to go, it makes me smile when I see something that Americans do not have the same rights too. I had a house burned down around me literally, to get me to move. They cut my power, they cut my water and they bulldozed and burned everything up too my walls of the house. They even rammed a bulldozer, (by accident of course) into my walls of the house. This was once upon a time and that is that, in America…

So as you celebrate the 4th of July and celebrate how free and so much liberty that you have…

I will watch a babushka in a country (Russia) that you declare has no freedoms and no rights for her people! I disagree and will tell you that you are wrong…

Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…

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