Graduates let go of...
...all these beautiful balloons on Red Square last week! As many of you know by now, it's common to stop off at special landmarks in Moscow on special occasions, such as weddings or graduations.
Our seniors launched these into the air smack in the middle of Red Square, surrounded by the Kremlin, St. Basil's Cathedral and GUM (the historic department store).
Random "Yes, Dorothy, you are OH SO NOT in Kansas anymore" moment from Graduation... First of all, there's the fact that champagne was served. Not to the kids, mind you, but I'm sure it flowed after the adults (parents and teachers) left and the venue turned into a disco... But perhaps even odder? Because after six years in Russia, I've pretty much grown accustomed to alcohol in unexpected places? We were served MILK for a toast, because Soviet factory workers (i.e. we teachers) were given milk to keep them strong. The milk remained untouched by most... But it was a neat idea!