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.
If you want to read more about a missionary's life in St. Petersburg, you can browse past posts. Key posts are linked below. There are also labels and archives further down in the sidebar.
Still need more information, or need a contact in St. Petersburg? E-mail me: email@example.com
When Russians tell me that they have to pay for some sort of service, I'm not usually surprised. Pay for a trip to the doctor? Music lessons? It is hard for me to imagine that these things ever came free of charge.
Then I was having lunch with a friend recently and she said, "Did you know that Russian schools are going to start charging tuition?"
WHAT? It makes sense for higher education, since people take different paths... but public elementary school? Has someone gone insane?