I wrote that we were out and about the other day, and we walked to the plaza where the statue of Salavat Yulaev is located. It was such a beautiful day that the plaza was pretty crowded with lots of school children on field trips and adults who came out to enjoy the weather. Also present was the mascot of the Ufa professional hockey team and two cheer leaders who accompanied him. I thought taking a picture of the mascot and cheerleaders through a fountain would make a cool picture. Anyway,the mascot is a martin, which is a symbol of Ufa. A martin is an animal that lives in the far north of North America, Europe, and Asia. They are related to wolverines, mink, ferrets, badgers, and weasels. He was a pretty big hit with the kids.
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