This blog is all of a week old, and the data already suggests that Russians are coming to this blog almost as often as Americans are. I am wondering if my second book, "What I Learned from Daniel" is being sold in Russia, and that this is the reason for the increase in Russian traffic here. I have very fond memories of my time in Russia, first in Vladivostok and surrounding areas, and then later in Moscow. I still treasure the books and momentoes I have from there. There is nothing quite as dramatic and magical as a Russian Christmas. Merry Christmas, my Russian friends !