I learned from seeing a link in my visitor pages that quotes from my blog entry about Natalia's birthday party at school last December are included in this month's Aeroflot inflight magazine! (Could be January or February, actually...) In the section "English Summary," they quoted five expat blogs about life in Moscow -- and this is the first I've learned that I'm one of them!
I've searched online in vain for a copy of the magazine... If any of my Moscow friends who read my blog happen upon a copy, let me know!
I'm guessing that this was what they quoted:
A nice part of Russian birthdays, however, is how the children all make "toasts" to the birthday girl or boy, standing up and wishing them things such as "growing up healthy and tall," "all straight A's in school," "having many friends," "never getting your feelings hurt by other kids," "being happy," etc. You can kind of picture these same kids twenty years from now doing the same with a shot glass of vodka or some champagne! It's SO Russian...
Hmmm... Does this get me any excess luggage allowance on my next flight???!