She doesn’t speak any Russian, so I was not really interested in developing the relationship, but she lives next door and keeps needing help getting dug out of holes, which somehow always ends up with me translating for her, so I guess we’re friends now.

Asked her yesterday why she’s interested in Russia. Her answer? Because their “paratroopers are so cool.”

Never heard that one before.

Donkey bridge: Here are some pretty cool Russian soldiers.