SOVIET HOSPITALITY PART 4

Part 4 duly edited for typos and translation done if any Russian cyrillic there. SATURDAY DAY 3 It’s snowing! Should be pretty. The thaw which they say is very early has made a mess of the writer’s show. It is shoved into vast dirty heaps  beside the road. Where the road has been dug out it makes walls which look

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SOVIET HOSPITALITY PART 3

This is part 3 Doing it day by day now and hope I’m correcting any typos as can’t see well. THURSDAY  Day 1 I awoke from a lovely sleep to find Rosa and Gulya gone and Rabfail pottering. We had breakfast and I had a Russian lesson till the others came home. While Rosa made lunch Rabfail and Gulya vanished

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SOVIET HOSPITALITY part 2

Second part and second atempt as earlier versions got lost. I’m learning!   Arrived at Белорусский station – no Rabfail. Didn’t know where to wait as there were two halls so sat conspicuously in the middle of the площадь until an enormously tall intourist man offered help. He put out a call, tried to phone Ufa and despatched me to

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Soviet Hospitality Part1

This is the beginning of a very belated diary. I’d been invited many years ago to stay with friends in the Soviet Union. It took a lot of arranging as my mother lived with me and did not approve. But in the end I went and this describes the first section. Sorry about unexplained Russian and my typos. I don’t

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