Travel in Russia: Are you a Spy? and Other Thoughts… (Part 3)

Part 2 is here – Part 1 is here

imagesIt is amazing at times to see the level of intelligence that is instilled in the Russia people. As I stood in the store (Magazine in Russia!) I realized that Russians absorb and do not express thoughts constantly. I fit into Russia so well because I am a introvert and in Russia that makes me normal. I was always known as a thinker in the USA. Here in Russia I am one of the same. Intellects abound in Russia. Books are plentiful in Russia and you can pick up a good book on a street corner kiosk for mere rubles…

These people that seem so distant and aloof, are really warm and caring. They just stay out of others business, 99% of the time…

I discovered about this time that 40 people in Russia had been rounded up who were suspected of issues all foreign nationals. Then I realized why the FSB was in a police station. They had orders to check out anyone who was suspicious…

That solved that in my mind and so I let my thoughts move to other things…

We bought our food and went onto the little village that we have a home in. We got stuck at one point and you have to read this to see what happened. (My Russian Gal Smiles: Even as I bury the Volga in Mud…)

Once in the village, we found out that our goat lady had been stricken with a stroke and was now with family, permanently. That was sad, but she is 82 and they say she is doing good. So no goats milk and no goats tearing our fence down, also no fresh eggs and chickens eating our garden… 🙁

The village was full because it was a holiday, but it emptied quick and then we saw that only a few as in four people live full time in the village now. My good friend Vova who just is so happy when I come. Is still living in the village full time and another babushka, a Drunk Monkey (As I call him!) and a well pickled old dedushka that no one ever sees but once every three months, as he collects his supply of vodka…

So we ended the first day in the village going to bed and were worn out as can be…

Oh yes! It was so cold that we had to build a roaring fire to keep from freezing to death… 🙂

Part 3 is done and Part 4 next… (Part 1 is herePart 2 is here)

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