About a million years ago, I was in the army, and my buddy Glenn Blondin and I went to Berlin. The Berlin Wall “fell” in November, and we were there in December, after numerous souvenir hunters had pounded large holes in the wall. As luck would have it, an East German guard was on the other side of the wall that day, and someone snapped a picture of us shaking hands. I have had the opportunity to talk a little about the Cold War with my Russian hosts, and it is interesting. I get the impression that it wasn’t really a big deal here in Ufa. Hard to say. The Russians are very polite, maybe they don’t want me to feel bad about it. Every Russian I have met has been very polite and helpful.
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