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Volunteer expert Richard Kahlson recalls his time in Russia just after the collapse of the Soviet Union
Shortly after Perestroika, in 1996, IESC sent us to Vladimir, Russia. From American television we had the idea that Russians are rather cold and distant people who seldom smiled. However, during our time in Russia we discovered their warmth and hospitality.
The project was a huge success and we made…read more