The Chekhov Institute

Our Tainui Volga presentation at the Chekhov Institute attracted a full house. We spoke informally, in English, with slides. Giving these lectures it is always a challenge deciding what your audience wants to hear and, in Russia, how to deliver the story.

During the week beforehand Maxine, as usual, had been furious with my lack of any managerial approach to our preparation. So what else is new? But it was easy as it turned out. All went smoothly, with many questions, informal side tracks and general enthusiasm. A thoroughly enjoyable evening.

Back at home Miss Perfect and I agreed that there was an element of closure for us in this talk – we’ve now done Australia, UK and Russia. There’s only USA left, and that will depend on the response there which our Cruising World book review attracts. Personally, I hope we can do North America.

Now for a few days’ R&R in Moscow, then it’s back to Sydney to supervise Tainui’s preparation for sale. That will be an emotional challenge for me.

Italian Embassy and Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the bedroom window

Russian winter is captivating

…not so sure about the plumbing though

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