I created this blog to keep family and friends at home informed about my daily life in Russia. I also try to include resources that would help someone traveling to St. Petersburg.Feel free to take a look around.
Our son David was born on July 9, 2012. We spend the school year in St. Petersburg and do some traveling during the summer.
I have permanent residence status in St. Petersburg and David has a 3 yr visa allowing him to be in Russia for 6 months at a time.
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Today in my Culture class we made little folk dolls. There was a lot of giggling as we tried to follow the directions in the book to make the proper Russian peasant clothing. We spent about twenty minutes trying to wind the kerchief just right around the head. Interesting how none of the guys showed up for class today...
Of course it's a fun craft, but then the teacher said, "Every Russian house had 12 dolls, to keep away 12 specific illnesses." Oh my.
Towards the end of class, we talked about the purpose of studying cultures in general...