New Zealand New Zealand through the eyes of a new comer – 1997

New Zealand through the eyes of a new comer – 1997

Elena and Kirill’s arrival into New Zealand was a played down affair. There was no gathering of family members, just me and my huge bunch of flowers standing at the arrival gates of Auckland International Airport. I got off work early and raced across the city watching the skies to see Elena’s flight come in to land. Watching the glass …

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Chelyabinsk Russia 1997 Romance Blooms

Russia 1997 Romance Blooms

Never drink at high altitude! Flying back from Russia and leaving Elena & Kirill behind was a tough decision but I really had no choice it was not my decision to make. We had to be calm and wait for the Medical Council in London to check all the documents. My two new Russian business men …

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Chelyabinsk Russia 1997 Part 5 – Saying Goodbye

Russia 1997 Part 5 – Saying Goodbye

Homeward bound – “Leaving Elena behind was the hardest decision in my life” Our time in Chelyabinsk was great, meeting with Elena’s grandparents and sisters what I needed to do on this journey to complete the picture that Elena had illustrated so well in the many letters that she had written to me. One thing I wanted to do …

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Chelyabinsk Russia 1997 Part 4 The Trans Siberian Rail

Russia 1997 Part 4 The Trans Siberian Rail

Meet the Parents – The Trans Siberian Rail  Deciding that I still had plenty of time before I had to leave Russia it was about time I met Elena’s Parents and family. I had got to know fragments about these people through the many letters that Elena had written to my over the last 9 …

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Moscow Russia 1997 Part 3

Russia 1997 Part 3

Getting intimate with a Russian girl, “Next it was my turn to show the girls something…” Stop reading just the headlines! After the mornings success at immigration we were on to of the world as they in theory would allow Elena to leave Russia although there were loose ends we still had to tidy up. We were told by New Zealand Immigration that Elena would need an international Medical Certificate …

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