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1. Latest update on George Lessard's pending trip to Chelyabinsk, Russi
From: George Lessard

1. Latest update on George Lessard's pending trip to Chelyabinsk, Russi
Posted by: "George Lessard" themediamentor
Date: Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:47 pm ((PDT))

My passport with it's Russian visa arrived from the agency that's sending me
to Russia on Friday 20 March along with my expenses
cheque for $545 (with and average weekly income of $50 US in the Chelyabinsk
region of Russia) which should be more than enough to take care of my needs
for my two weeks there.

I leave on Friday the 27th and return to Yellowknife on Easter Sunday. Too
bad I'm not in Russia for the Eastern Orthodox celebration of Easter... I
would have liked to attend a mass there to see how they do it...

I fly from Yellowknife to Calgary via Jazz, Calgary to Frankfurt via Air
Canada, Frankfurt to Moscow via Lufthansa and overnight in Moscow at the
"Arbat" hotel
(Google search result <
or at the Moscow DME Synixis Domodedovo Airhotel
(Russian only) (depending on which
docuument is correct... I'll have to check on this)...

Then the next day I'm flying on an airline called S7 (?) (Some where I think
I saw it called Siberian Airlines) for a two and a quater hour flight to
Chelyabinsk... no word of where I'm staying in Chelyabinsk.. some times one
get put up in a hotel... other times its in a home.. should be

I'm brining a laptop and a camera... but my new MAC BOOK PRO hard crashed
(Apple says it needs a service centre and that it might be the ram.. nearest
one is Edmonton... so it will not return before I leave.. so I'll bring my
old MAC or my PC laptop.... I bought a point and shoo digital camera to
bring but I'm rethinking that and will probably bring my full SLR kit...

I'll be trying to post ongoing updates to my Overseas Blog at
and pictures to my Flickr site at
and may try to post to my Facebook page at
(unless they're blocked or the connection is too slow)

That's all for now...

CESO-SACO VA # 11799

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