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A Bit Of Russian Culture

Yesterday Pat and I had a great time at a harvest festival, at which we heard more Russian than English. Some of you will guess where it is. I’ll reveal it near the bottom.

There was some re-enactment, but this family and others just came for the festivities.

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Same girl, huge eucalyptus:

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All ages of Russians were there:

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Most of the young ones were quite attractive:

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Two groups of singers alternated in the chapel:

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Saucy lass:

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These young people are make piroshkis and singing Russian songs:

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Doctor Zhivago, I presume:

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Weaving baskets:

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Lighting an old samovar:

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There you have it, Fort Ross, colonized by otter hunters at the northernmost end of the Spanish California around 1812. The otters were hunted to extinction in 5 years but the Russians turned to shipbuilding and trading. We think most of those speaking Russian yesterday came to the Bay Area after the fall of communism.

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Nice coastal scenery

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