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    I learned my smidgeon of Rus on my own as preparation for a visit to St. Petersburg. Seemed wise to know at least enough of the local lingo to stay out of trouble, not to mention increasing one's appreciation for its beauty and power.

    "In a sensational haze
     The Slavic tongue murmured in my ear
     A river sound rising from the back of the throat
     To wash against the teeth.
     -Had it only been hours ago
     We parted in St. Petersburg?-"

    Nothing human is alien to me.

    by WB Reeves on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 10:12:04 AM PDT

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