for many years been a land of mystery and intrigue to the people of the
West. For hundreds of years it has been an enigma, friend, or enemy, as
the political winds here and there blew in changing directions. As in
any situation where new relationships are being formed we have found that
we didn't know at least as much as we did know. That being said we have
found that people everywhere have much in common. We found that Russians
as a people are interested in many of the same things as any other people.
They wish a better life for themselves, self determination, and pride
in self and country.