Sveta back in Moscow Safely…

Boza and I again are bachelors and we are sad bachelors!

Sveta left the Russian village last night back to the big city and bright lights. Moscow is just too big for me, but Sveta was born there and her son who is getting married on August 14th, 2014, is there and needs her to help him get ready with the finishing touches…

Boza and I will stay in the village and let the family do their thing. They are a very introvert family and they still after all these years get uncomfortable with me around. They like me, but I am just so American still and make them nervous. The best thing is for me to fade into the woodwork or village in this case and let the wedding happen with its Russian normalcy…

After dropping Sveta off at the train station and seeing her face as I left, I could tell she wanted to stay and ignore the wedding, a wedding can bring out the tensions in a family and when you pull two families together, who have only mild acquaintances, then things get testy once in a awhile. Sveta dislikes any change in pattern and this wedding is definitely a change in pattern. I will not comment on whether her family thinks this is a good thing or not? For They are very reserved and keep thoughts to them selves of importance. Maybe I know, but I will keep my thoughts to myself also…

All I know is there is a white wedding dress, a new wedding tux, tons of food, a reception hall and lots of gayety planned for all. A Russian wedding is an important event. I wonder are they going to put a lock on a bridge to seal their marriage? I will have to ask when it is all over…

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Therefore Boza and I are bachelors and we are sad today, for the better half has left and we will most likely not see her for about three weeks. Then she will be back and soon after that I will be getting ready to go back to Moscow myself. It is time to get ready for winter and I am going to take some language courses, to get ready for getting my Russian passport / citizenship…

I am going to keep the information process alive about what I do to get permanent residence and a passport on this blog, though the tone of the blog will change somewhat after I do all that I am going to do…

I feel that it is important to realize in the world, that there is more than just the borders of the country you live in and I find it interesting when I hear, see and read about people who try to condemn people who want to live all over the world. I want to travel freely and have access to banking around the world. I want to be able to open an account in any country I chose to save money and America is not that country. In fact individual American’s are not welcomed in most of the world to open up bank accounts and that is exactly what the American government wants…

Bottom line is that there should not be borders of any type and we should be free to travel the world. Borders are not safety, for they are as porous as the bribery and corruption allow. Which makes the western borders the most porous of all…

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Last night before Sveta left she snapped this image of our village and the brightest moon I have seen in awhile. It is really cool and I am amazed at the images that Sveta can see and find in the viewfinder. She is a hundred times better than I am at taking pictures and can even take darkness images…

I am going to mention that the bell tower in the image above is being roofed and new floors put in through out. There are 5 Ukrainians here working on the tower for the Orthodox church. I mention that they are Ukrainians because there are many men like this who rely on Russia for their families existence and as you travel Russia you will see many Ukrainian workforces working on things all over Russia. Therefore I hope that these guys have a safety for their families back home in Ukraine and I hope that they will get the bell tower roofed by winter…

Everything is done by hand, from the carving of the heavy beams, to lifting those beams high into the bell tower with nothing but ropes. They are a good bunch of guys and work hard…

Have a nice day…

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