Have been back for a few days from the three and a half weeks I spent in Russia. Thank you very much to liela and gatta_bianca for their interpretations and information that made my trip so much better than it otherwise would have been. Spasibo!
And now I'm off to England to hear uzanesque perform in York with one of her Canadian choirs that is currently on tour. I'll be there probably until Monday or Tuesday, so please email me at tymothi _ j _ 2 @ yahoo.com if you would like a postcard.