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    SVEZHY VETER Travel Agency
    426008 Izhevsk Karla Marxa 288a
    mail: 426033 Izhevsk 2040 Russia
    tel: +7 (3412) 450037, 613080
    +7 909 064 69 95

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    Volunteers History (2000-2011)      Currently Volunteering      School Photo Gallery

    Seth Judd
    United Kingdom

    Welcome to my short essay on my impressions of life teaching in the city of Izhevsk in Russia. It is a land of many extremes, a land of enormous distances and wide open spaces that would dwarf anything one has seen before. A place where one gets a welcome break from the fast-paced, consumerism and fast food mentality of the west and see something much more deep-rooted and steeped in culture and tradition. Here one may see hundreds of people on the street and wonder at how grim and hardy they look and then meet the same people in their homes and wonder at how friendly, fun-loving and sincere they are ?more

    On the way. First Encounters. C-c-cold!
    In Izhevsk. My Host Family. Russian Food.
    Izhevsk as it is. Other Volunteers. Russian vs Drinking.
    Volunteers Work. My Students.
    Christmas Party
    Getting Around Izhevsk. Security. Ice Skating.
    Visiting City Centre
    Acting Like Tourists: Museums, Theatres
    People and Their Names. My First Russian Orthodox Church.
    Penguins and More?
    Ski Experience
    Evening Classes

    See also The Personal Website of Seth Judd and the following sections: (small gallery and complete diaries). (text diaries and photos from first trip to the ural mountains). (text diaries and photos from second trip to ural mountains). (unfinished galleries of photos from the third trip - to lake Baikal and Saiyan mountains).

    Volunteered: December, 20 2001 - June 2002
    Return visit: October, 20 2003 - January, 1 2004
    Spring 2004

    Dominic Lawrence Hewing
    UK, Ipswich

    Volunteered: October 1, 2002 - November 1, 2002
    Return visit: February 17 - May 17, 2003

    Larry Bales

    ...Why did I choose Izhevsk, Russia, number one, because it is not Moscow or St. Petersburg, the main stops for the average American traveler. I wanted a place that I could visit and get to know the Russian people, what they do, how they live, what they think of Americans. In short, I had a tremdious amount of curiosity about Russia and I wanted to experience what it is like to live in Russia...more

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    Volunteered: September 22 - October 13, 2003

    Artus Paul Stanley

    Volunteered: June 28 - July 31, 2004

    Adam Matthew Sakareassen

    Volunteered: October 1st, 2004 - January, 2005

    Tom Latter

    Volunteered: January, 2008

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