At the risk of offending some people by leaving them off, I’ll make a stab at giving a Russian ‘cast of characters’ to help minimize confusion —
Mike Cantrell: uhmmmm, me
Olga Cantrell: my wife, we married in 2001. She is the BEST!
Tanya Yaskevich: Olga’s mother
Alla Pavetic: Olga’s twin sister who now lives in Montenegro (see this post for the Montenegrin guide)
Orest and Ludmilla Groten (Grootten): Olga’s grandparents, Tanya’s parents, in the summers they live at ‘dacha’, an old log home in a village south of St. Petersburg. Continue reading