Category Archives: Family stories

Soccer Game in St. Petersburg

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Connecting the Dots 14 years later

After working for 14 years here, I just realized that Sir Christopher Wren who built The Wren Building on our campus is the same guy who built the St. Paul Cathedral in London.  Sometimes even I am surprised how slow … Continue reading

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About the present and the future.

About the future (Looking forward from the year 2016) :): “Кум откушал огурец и промолвил с мукою. Оказался наш отец не отцом а сукою.” Alexander Galich https://openuni.io/course/1/lesson/4/?fb_action_ids=1120018951354924&fb_action_types=og.shareshttps://openuni.io/course/1/lesson/4/?fb_action_ids=1120018951354924&fb_action_types=og.sharesСпасибо Парфенову за отличное интервью

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Figured out how to live my life. About time :)

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How to search for the documents of your relative who was imprisoned by Stalin’s secret police?

http://istpamyat.ru/diskussii-ocenka-novosti/memorial-zapustil-sajt-lichnoe-delo-kazhdogo/

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Winter Snow Storm

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At Alexander Nevsky Church near Moscow (Kedry Village, New Riga Highway, June 2015)

                                                     

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St. Nicholas

  Today is Russian Orthodox Christmas.  Russians’ favorite saint is St. Nicholas and I decided to post my great grandfather’s picture because his name was Nikolai.  He was a producer/owner of a vaudeville theater downtown Moscow.  The picture is from … Continue reading

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Today is My Father’s Birthday

Today is my father’s birthday.  He was born in 1930.  He would be 82 if he were alive. Dad had a typical Soviet childhood.  In 1937 his father was arrested as an American and German spy and sent to Solovki … Continue reading

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Hurricane Irene Makes a Dent in the Roof of this Little House in Virginia (August-September 2011)

I usually do not care about hurricanes.  When hurricane Irene dropped a tree on our house, I started paying attention. 🙂 It took us a month  to repair everything.  The insurance company was not very helpful unfortunately.

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