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Kicsi a Világ
Kicsi a Világ

Olga with her Russian teacher

In 1985, my husband and I visited San Francisco, where I attended the annual convention of the American Institute of Architects.  We were enjoying dinner at our friends’ house when one of the fellow guests and I stared at each other in mutual disbelief.  He had been a young army officer during WW II, who became a prisoner of war in the Soviet Union.  He learned Russian during his several years of “paid vacation”.  That enabled him upon his release to become a Russian language instructor at the Technical University of Budapest in the 1950’s and – lo and behold – he had been my group’s teacher of the obligatory Russian language class!

How likely is it that I would meet him here?  Yes, it IS a small world!

 


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