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Russians are people too

Russians are people too

A friend of mine divorced her alcoholic husband about 15 years ago and raised her daughter on her own. She decorated the girl's room in a Little Mermaid motif, and over the years filled it with Little Mermaid toys. I gave her daughter a Little Mermaid T-shirt last summer — although she was 21; she loved it and wears it to college where she is studying art.

My friend doesn't live in "any city" USA, but Suzdal, the heart of ancient Russia, where she recently saw "Jurassic World" one day earlier than its release in the U.S. Russians adore Western culture and often seem to know more about it than we do. One friend on Facebook posts a running tribute to Freddy...