||Christmas Day I had to work. Not that I have a
slave-driving boss, but Christmas is celebrated on January 7th here,
the Orthodox Christmas, not December 25, the Catholic Christmas. Not
much was happening that day, most of the expats are home in America, so
I spent the day talking with my staff as we worked. They were
quite informative on the wiley subjects of men and marriage in Russia.
After work I went to the Peace Corps office, where all the PCV’s
In the end it was lonely, even with all my friends here, because my