Yesterday I traveled by train back to Moscow from the city of Kursk, which is a bit closer to the Ukraine border than even the city of Voronezh. During this six and a half hour journey, I had the pleasure of chatting with the conductress Natalya in between her servicing other passengers.
As we rolled past rivers, fields of sunflowers, small and large farms, wheat fields, flocks, herds, and although it was Sunday, you could see activity in the small agricultural villages and towns we passed and their many churches with their onion domes and crosses.
The topics we discussed ranged from …read more
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