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Hello dear readers! I know many of you voted for me to travel to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, but unfortunately finances are tight and airfare there too expensive. So, in a week, I'll return to my beloved Maine and go on another road journey to New England. During the trip, I plan on meeting with Samantha Smith's mother in Boothbay Harbor. What questions do you want me to ask her?

I've had no time for the blog recently due to a hectic work and life schedule. :(  However, next week I'll show you "good Russia," with stories about Kazan and Ples from the winter journey. In the meantime, please let me know what questions you have for Samantha's mom. I'm happy I can finally leave the office for a week, meet with her, and relax in the beautiful surroundings of cozy New England. Does the younger generation in Russia know about Samantha's legacy? How do they learn about her? Or, is she mostly known to those who grew up during the Soviet period? I think her mother will be interested in knowing these facts. :) Have a nice weekend!


Jul. 31st, 2015 03:59 pm (UTC)
The Soviet Union was not so long ago. :) It seems strange that children have so quickly forgotten about it, but I guess it's common in all countries for kids to focus only on the present realities. I still feel like Russia is "another planet" sometimes, despite my numerous visits to the country. :)) But, it's good that we live in a much more open world now. I can't imagine that only a few decades ago it would have been almost impossible for me to visit there.


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