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I was staying with my family at the House of Peace and Friendship. It's not a hotel, it's an organization that sponsors cultural exchanges between Ekaterinburg and the rest of the world. They have some apartments, and here's the view from ours, of the Governor's House across the river.

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Outside of town, they've got a memorial to Stalin's victims. It's kind of like the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington...lots and lots of names. Only these plaques had family names, not just the names of individuals.

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We had a going-away feast at the House of Peace and Friendship. Lots of deating and drinking going on.

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And here we see my uncle filming a demonstration of the Talking Bass. For those of you who don't yet know what a Talking Bass is, I won't explain, I don't want to diminish the joy of surprise. The guy with the fish is Tigor, and the woman with the accordian on her lap is Ania, his wife. They have a daughter who now lives in San Jose (California), which is how my uncle knows them.

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