Zarya Svobody the Tiny Russian Village… Coffee is mandatory…

Our Tiny Russian Village home…

http://www.citipedia.info/city/general/Russia__Rjazan_Zarya+Svobody_id_821579

Link above is a page that gives basic information and the whereabouts of the Tiny Russian Village I live in…

The Russian Orthodox Monastery in Sunrise to Freedom…

Sunrise to freedom the village in Russia…

Our Monastery at the Village called Sunrise to Freedom…

Sunrise To Freedom: The beautiful Russian Village…

The Russian Village: Sunrise to Freedom was perfect and very beautiful…

Our Russian Village – Called Sunrise to Freedom…

Boza and I walk the Tiny Russian Village world…

-20 below Celsius and dropping in the Tiny Russian Village…

Just a photo day…. Tiny Russian Village

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Old images of the Tiny Russian Village. I get images sent to me and I decided to post them today. They are not large and as per era of taking them, mostly by an old cell phone, they are still good but small. The village has changed a lot and I live in the shell of what was. The Tiny Russian Village was thriving at one time and now there are just three of us living here…

Монастырский комплекс: Бабыкино, Сараевский район, Рязанская область – Baykin Monastery, Sarayevsky District – right image in pink color…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarayevsky_District

Just thought that for the record, I would post some information about the place I live. Its location, old images and whatever…

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Coffee is great this morning. I just finished my second cup and Boza and I walked twice already. I went to the Big Village yesterday and it was fun. The people on the bus all know me now and they are tickled that this American lives as they do. In Russia the bus is the mainstay of the Tiny Russian Villages to allow people to get to resources. There are a bunch of villages like the one I live in and they all are literally located on goat trails…

Then I realized why Russians are thin for the most part. They walk and walk and walk…

Now in a city like Moscow and such, you see much heavier people, but in the Tiny Russian Villages; the people are lean and tough. Now occasionally you see what you might think is a heavy babushka. They are not very often, but they are layered with clothes, twelve layers deep…. I have noticed that there are a handful of guys in the Big Village who have huge bellies. This is prone to being beer drinkers and not vodka drinkers…

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I myself have thinned down even more. I am still too heavy, but I have reached around 100 kilos and while that is good, it is still too heavy. That is about 220 pounds…. I figure that this summer I will get to about 200 pounds, I hope. Then I will stop at that…

Yesterday I carried at least 30 kilos on me and never had an issue, except my feet do hurt today…. 30 kilos is deceiving to an America. We think in pounds. Thus, while 30 is not that formidable sounding, it becomes interesting when you convert it from kilos to pounds. That 30 becomes 66 + pounds. Oops it got heavy fast as I bought things to bring home. I am lucky; I was carrying what I have lost in weight and if I weighed what I did two years ago. I could have never carried what I did. Makes me feel good…

It is a different quality of life to be able to walk kilometers and kilometers and go places…. Rain, snow, sleet or shine. Last winter I was still in too rough shape to be able to walk out of the Tiny Russian Village. I did one time and thought it would kill me. This year, I have been regularly walking out and the weather has been much worse than last year…

This week I will walk to a medium size village called Mozhary…

Villages to walk too are;Mozhary, Borets, Sysoi (Medium Villages) and ride a bus to Sarai (Big Village)…..

This summer! I will walk to the bus and go to the Big Village for food. Saves gas, saves wear and tear on the car and will help keep me in shape…

As Svetochka would say, “That is just right!”

WtR

2.204 pounds in one kilo…
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