We visited a Russian family in their home this morning. They treated us to snacks and home-made “vodka” (something between brandy and grain alcohol). It was actually tastier than some commercially produced vodkas which ofter resemble paint thinner. They got their water from a well in the yard. Their kitchen garden was quite large and very productive. The “indoor” toilet consisted of a plastic bucket with seat/lid. Very much like a portable camping potty. After the home visit we toured Uglich’s Kremlin (fortress). The small cathedral contained beautiful painted icons.
All the Best,
Wayne & Dianne