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February 23, 2006

Moscow Market Disaster

You've heard of the roof that collapsed at a popular Moscow market, right? At least 50 people died, likely quite a many more. Thankfully it was in the early hours of the morning, before it was crowded with shoppers.

This has really hit me emotionally. I've never been to Moscow. But I picture my favorite rinok in Kyiv, and my favorite butcher among the rows of carcasses, the little old ladies who set aside the most appealing of the turkeys for our Amerikanski Thanksgiving, the produce lady who would give bananas to the street kids and gypsies. . .

One year ago, we were preparing to leave Ukraine. Cleaning and repairing our flat. Disbursing our goods. Trying to figure out shipping. And hardest, saying goodbye to so many people. (And so many memories and places.)


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When I heard that news, I thought of you. I guessed it would call up familiar images. I will pray for comfort and provision for those families affected by this tragedy.

Posted by: Kathy at February 24, 2006 09:59 AM

I, too, was visualizing the most familiar St. Petersburg market--Sinaya Ploshad.

Posted by: CEP at February 24, 2006 10:47 AM


Posted by: greenemama at February 24, 2006 11:29 AM

Has it really been a year already? Wow.

I'm much more aware of all things Ukraine, just because of reading your blog.

Posted by: sparrow at February 24, 2006 04:27 PM

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