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RUSSIA...The Golden Ring of Postcode 150,000

April 5th 2020
On our wedding day Denise & I exchanged gold rings. I was then told I could kiss my bride. I moved in and picked her up which brought gasps and squeals of delight. We then kissed long and hard. The minister said he had never seen that before. I thought he was referring to lifting her off her feet and swinging her around...maybe it was the length of the kiss. Denise also might hav ... read more
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Russian Flag Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new Romanov Dynas... ... read more
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25th August 2020

Many years since I was in Russia
I really enjoy reading your blogs from Russia. It is a country I love but haven't been to for many years. Since it is not likely that I will go there anytime soon it feels great to read your stories as a substitute. /Ake
26th August 2020

Many years since I was in Russia
Nice to hear from you Ake. I can only imagine what it must be like in Sweden with such a massive neighbour that could be potentially friend or foe. Yet your small nation over the centuries has made Russia know you are not to be underestimated. To us in Oz Russia is a land of mystery with a history that is as full of intrigue as its territories are vast. We feel so fortunate to have been there so recently...and while we long to go back...will we ever get the chance? Keep safe & well from Denise & I and thanks for keeping in touch.

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