Russia and Armenia

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We made sure of this seeing in your family album photos of the fundamental house and summer cottage in Shushi, which belonged to your relatives on the maternal side. We were amazed that the photographs were taken a few months before the fire set in 1920 by the Caucasian Turks. You are still lucky. Others don’t even have photographs.

A few words about Moscow. After sun-drenched Yerevan, the capital of a great country greeted us with a cold autumn rain. Along with magnificent museums, the best ballet in the world and passengers reading in the metro, we saw long queues in shops (we saw them, alas, in Yerevan), drunken men lying in the doorways, begging homeless children. What struck us the most was that on the central streets we heard Armenian speech every now and then. We were told that during the day more than a thousand Armenians fly from Yerevan to Moscow (flights from Yerevan to Moscow are made hourly).

In conclusion. Returning home, we told everyone who showed at least some interest about the wonderful days spent in Armenia, handed over your gifts to our relatives and tried to give back a piece of warmth and tenderness we learned in our homeland. Once again many thanks for everything. We look forward to welcoming you. Hugs. Greta and Rudolf.