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What a Wonderful World to Travel…

passportcontrolI spent a little time last week traveling around and doing business in other countries, other than Russia, that is. That is why I have been absent from posting very much and to be truthful, I no longer have a desire to see westerners come to Russia. Russia is on the right track in life and development and Russia needs to stay that way…

The more I travel the more I realize that Russia is a safe haven for real life and while Russia has her issues. These issues are minor in comparison to what is happening in the west. Why it is so bad out west in our world, that I have had to simply turn off all news from the US and Britain. All you do is either laugh or wonder about how stupid things are in the west after listening to the MSN (Main Stream News) and my heart hurts from the stupidness. That I can not afford to have happen and hence forth, it is the middle finger to the MSN…

But back to the title of the article…

Traveling from and to Russia is wonderful and crossing the borders is very easy. In fact an example of what I mean is this: A woman in front of me at the explosive sniffer device that checks for traces of certain chemicals, had a little tiny fluff-ball of a dog.  This dog was running around loose and doing what ever it wanted to do. I was looking at the dog and thinking that in America, right about now all hell would have broke loose as this dog would have to be a terrorists right? And kept under lock and key, in a dog carrier. (In fact this woman was on my jet and she never had the dog in a carrier.) When the woman went into the sniffer device, the dog went in with her and sat down between her feet as the woman stood on the green footie pictures. Then it left when its mother was done being scanned. No one cared, no one questioned it, no one got upset and no one lifted an eyebrow at the hilarious scene that I just saw. I was chuckling to myself and watched the dog traipse through the rest of the line and wait patiently for his owner to gather her stuff. They walked around the airport for two hours and the dog never was on a leash at anytime, be it in the airport or on the jet…

Now that is what I call a wonderful world. It is nice to see the ability of a government to ignore things like little dogs getting on jets and traveling the world. Dogs like to travel also… 🙂

Then this next example is classic also: There were a thousand people standing in line at the Ukraine passport control. One of the jets that unloaded was from Israel and it was loaded with moms, dads and babies. Now they all got in line like everyone else and where going to wait like everyone else. The lines where terrible and Ukraine should be ashamed of running such a poor passport control system on this particular day. But the Russian and Ukraine people made my heart smile on this day and I was useful with my English also…

Russian and Ukraine people do not allow babies to wait in the back of the line, just the same as they allow babushkas to go to the front of the line. Babies are number one priority in all aspects of life and the passport control area is no different. The Israelis where so scared and confused and this is where I stepped in. The Russian/Ukraine were trying to get the babies to the front of the lines and communication did not work between the two groups. These were not Russian Jews, they were Hebrew speaking Jews and of course they speak English. When I saw tears in the eyes of several people at the fear of breaking the lines and the repercussions that could come from breaking the rules, my heart broke…

I remember the Israel borders very well and to do what the Russian/Ukraine wanted to do was a sure fire way to get detained for awhile in Israel. The whole thousand people opened up a channel to the passport control and they waved and asked the Jews to take the babies to the front of the line. A babushka kept patting the head of the nearest baby and saying the only English word she knew, “Baby! Baby! Baby!” I finally explained to them that they have to go to the front of the line. For if you do not, we will never leave here. Babies come first and foremost in the Russian/Ukraine culture and that is that…

They finally passed the word among themselves and all the blockades had been tore down in the way of progress and the babies made it to Ukraine before all of us. The blockades then were all put back and and we resumed normal proceedings. The interesting thing was that the border patrol did not flinch nor act like a bunch of babies were terrorists and trying to carry nukes in their diapers to destroy the world in the west. They helped us get the babies out of the way and then by that time they had gotten their act together also and opened up all the passport control booths. Then things went great…

It is a good world that babies are put first and dogs can run free in an airport waiting for a jet to fly to the lights fantastic…

Post by Kyle Keeton
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