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Kostia and I went to his hometown of Slantsy yesterday. It’s a town of about 30,000 inhabitants, the main industry is (was) slate mining (“slantsy” are slates), and there isn’t a whole lot going on there, but it’s always a nice break from the hustle and bustle and grime of St. Petersburg. Of course, I’ve been there plenty of times before, but this was the first time since I got my digital camera.

The Slantsy Coat of Arms

Kostia’s RodDom (the maternity hospital where he was born)

Slantsy’s main street

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I'm an American who started blogging when I moved to Russia in 2004. Eventually I moved to Sweden, where life is pleasant but uneventful, and stopped blogging for lack of interesting things to say. And then I joined Facebook, which further destroyed any motivation for blogging. Maybe someday I'll start blogging again, but for now, this blog is dormant, an archive of The Russia Years: 2004-2008.

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