Tuesday, July 29, 2008

One word: Awww...

I was a cool baby: I even had a fur hat.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Work and Play in College

My dad at work and at play in college, take two (take one here).


Saturday, June 14, 2008

Father's Day

My dad and I (age 5). St. Petersburg.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Women Building Socialism

In college, my mom (third from left, bottom row) worked as a house painter for a while.
Doesn't this photo of her co-workers look like a classic Soviet propaganda poster?
Poster image is from A Soviet Poster a Day.

What Dreams May Come

Me, snoozing in my mom's lap, while vacationing on Lake Voldai.

We Are Scientists

My dad (top row, right), with some colleagues, at a conference in the mid-1980s.

Soviet Youth

My mom (left), with some friends, in the early '70s.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Knitting on the Beach

My mom was into knitting way before it became cool. Actually, making your own clothes was the only way to be reasonably stylish in the Soviet times.

A Day in the Country

In the Russian countryside, you can visit old churches... ...and then make shish kebabs for dinner.

My dad and his mother, sometime in the early 1970s.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Work Hard, Play Hard

My dad as a college student, at work...
...and play.

Winter Fashion

My mom (to the right of the Jackie O look-alike in the middle) on a group trip to Lithuania in the late '70s.

Student Life

My dad (right) with some college pals, early 1970s.

Mother's Day

My mom and I back in 1983.

Thursday, May 1, 2008


My mom, middle, with college friends.

Family Outing

My dad, 4 or 5, sulks about spending quality time with adults (his parents, middle, and family friends).

Class photo

My mom's eight grade class, I think. (There were only 10 grades under the Soviet school system.) Taken in the village of Serva in the Permskiy Kray region, 1971.


Me, age 4, with my grandfather (left) and his brother.

Monday, April 21, 2008

In The Country

My paternal grandmother hopping a fence while on vacation somewhere in the countryside:


My paternal grandmother as a baby, in the early 1920s.

Ski Trip

My dad and a pal of his on a ski trip: Cooking over an open fire: