SidewalksAnn and I were surprised when one of the officials from the Fulbright office went on and on about how difficult it was to walk in Russia during winter.  Hey, we are from Minnesota, how hard can it be?  When we arrived at the conference in Moscow last month, we were again surprised at the warnings to be careful walking on the sidewalks.  By far the most common health issue, we were told, was slips and falls.  Also, watch for falling ice off of buildings.  People get killed each year because of it.  Then we started using the sidewalks each day, and now we get it.  You can see the ice on the sidewalk, and perhaps the barrier to keep people away from the side of the building.  There could be ice falling from it.

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