Monday, July 17, 2017

Kommunisticheskaya Street

Sorry for the long, unplanned radio silence. My last few weeks in Russia were busy with cleaning, packing, and meeting with friends. Once I got back to the USA I've been busy with unpacking, and really not having any motivation to open my computer, yet alone write a blog post. I had intentions of writing a bunch of posts in Russia because I knew this would happen but things didn't turn out that way.

I'm back in the USA now, and I am missing Russia like crazy! There are still so many things I haven't done, so you best bet I'll be making my way back in the future. One of my first photos in Russia was taken here! I wanted to do a more comprehensive post of the street but I never got around to it seemed to rain almost every day my last month in Ufa. Don't worry, I still have a few more Russian posts left but my love for the country will never be over!

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  1. Ah these houses are so cute! I love the blue shutters - it's the perfect blue and just the right amount of wear :)

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  2. Is it weird to say this post made me emotional? This is the Russia I love so much!

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    1. Not weird at all! I think only people who haven't been to Russia will think it's weird. :)

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  3. Hi, I stumbled upon your blog yesterday (I don't even know how!). I was born and grew up in Ufa. In fact, I lived on Kommunisticheskaya street around where you took the photos, but my house has since been demolished. I have lived in Los Angeles for 20 years, and haven't been in Ufa in a while. My mom still lives there (close to Telecentr), but I usually visit with her at my sister's in Moscow. Anyway, it's so fun looking at Ufa through your eyes. Thank you!

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    1. That's so awesome that you grew up there, but so sad that your home has been demolished. I've been back in the USA for 2 years now, and I miss Ufa more every day. I'm trying to go back this summer for a visit and maybe, eventually, move back!

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    2. Last time when I was in Ufa, my sister and I went by our old house and it was so strange that other people lived there. I did feel sad when they told me that the house has been razed since then. Apparently, a new fancy apartment complex is being build there. I have read pretty much all your posts about Russia, you are a great writer :-) By the way, I went to Гимназия №3, where you attended a professional development seminar. It was initially started as an all girls school in 1860, and later converted to a co-ed school specializing in English. It was a great school, I graduated being pretty much fluent in English, so that made my move to the U.S. pretty easy. I am in awe of you for moving to Russia and adjusting so well to life there! I have a certificate in teaching Russian as a second language, and after taking that course I decided I never wanted to teach Russian to anyone - it is a really complicated language, as you know.

      I am so happy you liked Ufa :-) It has its charm, and the people are nice. If you go back, I can definitely ask about having you invited to a dacha :-)

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    3. Oh that's so cool! That school was so beautiful! It's great that you were pretty much fluent. I wish there were more schools like that here in the USA. I liked learning Russian, but it's definitely not something I could teach myself. I still wish I lived there so I could be more fluent. I hope to go back. I miss it so much!

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