Yesterday was interesting… US Consulate time…

My friend the Bear… Look they let the American out of the country. -25 below zero. That is my warmest coat and it was a good thing to have on…

Since the desire is for Svetochka and I to travel to China and some other exciting spots around the world, is nearby. I had to renew my passport. When you travel to other countries, you must have enough time left on your passport and enough pages to get stamps as you cross borders. China asks and demands at least 6 months of time left before expiration of your passport and Russia the same. So…

It was time to step onto little America…

I will post about all this experience later after I get my new passport. It has already been interesting and the process in the US Russian consulate has changed a whole bunch. The last time I traipsed the door steps of the US Consulate in Moscow, Russia was many years ago and this experience was not the same… 😉

Therefore, Svetochka and I wondered into the heart of Moscow. Here are some images of our trip…

It was fun, but nice to get home to our flat…

Moscow has Too Many Bears on Unicycles…

WtR

Paul Whelan Update 01-24-2019

Espionage Suspect Whelan Had Classified Docs at Detention in Russia – Attorney – Sputnik International

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Vladimir Zherebenkov, attorney for espionage suspect Paul Whelan, told Sputnik on Monday that his client was found to be in possession of classified documents at the time he was detained last month in Moscow.A Moscow City Court has ruled the detention of espionage suspect Paul Whelan lawful and refused to release him from custody, a Sputnik correspondent reported from the scene on 22 January.

Source: Espionage Suspect Whelan Had Classified Docs at Detention in Russia – Attorney – Sputnik International

Do you even wonder how such a “normal guy” has in possession at least four different countries legal passports and why he is buying flash drives/data of information, while in Russia only at a wedding?

Passports from Ireland, USA, Britain and Canadian….rumor is he has a French passport also! And since he is Canadian born, that may just not be a rumor….that makes five different countries…

His lawyer says: Before Paul Whelan was detained in Moscow and accused of spying, he was given a thumb drive that he thought held photos of Russian churches but actually contained “state secrets,” his lawyer said Tuesday. And Whelan didn’t even look at the drive, according to the lawyer, because he was taken into custody immediately.

Okeydoke…

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