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