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That was a hectic day. We spent it in the eastern part of the city on the premises of the ministry of defence. To get there we had to pass through two checkpoints. Then we spent almost half of the day in an exhibition centre waiting for the customer to provide us with network access. In the meantime I walked around the halls and checked many curious exhibits ranging from smoke grenades to the sonic crowd control device. When we finally got access we started to test the product but with no much progress. There were moments I lost focus completely but in the end I think I grabbed the essence of what the problems were and even contributed with some suggestions. The customer ran hysterical a couple of times but I delegated all communication to the management so it didn't affect us that much. Since the place was heavily guarded we were not allowed to leave it for lunch so by the end of the day I thought I was about to starve to death but luckily there was a nice Georgian restaurant nearby where we ended the day with local colleagues having a warm conversation.

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I wasn't able to sleep well in the train as usual so for the most part of the day I was teetering on an edge between reality and a dream. Anyway I crossed the central part of Moscow on foot, visited the Red Square (just to find it cordoned by police), walked along the Kremlin and Moskva river and dined at the Stary Arbat. My intention to pass by the Christ the Savior Cathedral through the bridge was also blocked by construction activities in the area.
In the office I did my best to listen to my colleagues and by the end got quite good understanding of what goes on and even did some basic profiling in Linux. The guy that came from Kazan for troubleshooting with me appeared to be twice as young and even taller than me and he definitely knows more than me on the subject but my experience in communication with the customer and ability to write consistent reports saved this otherwise mostly unsuccessful day. Tomorrow we're gonna go to the customer's premises which belong to the ministry of interior and present the product. Let's see if they ain't going to decimate us.
The Moscow River, the Kremlin and the Christ the Savior Cathedral

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The events seem to unfold faster than my ability to grab a moment and write something over here. I'm already waiting for a car to pick me up and bring to a train station.
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Today was rather cold over here for I had to go back to my place to put a winter jacket on. After that I was ready to proceed to the downtown and finally walk down the street I mentioned on multiple occasions over here during last week. Here it is, the Slavyanskaya (Slavic) street that used to be called Nemetskaya (German) street till 1914 was a place where foreigners coming from various European countries (Poland, Germany, Lithuania, Sweden, etc) and their descendants used to dwell after the place became populated in the second half of XIX century.
I started my walk from the western (Orthodox) end of the street and proceeded to its eastern (Lutheran) end.

1.A recently renovated Church of St. Moscow Prelates located at the western end of the street
Church of St. Moscow Prelates
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As it usually happens when you put all your hope to have a nice weekend on Sunday it starts to rain and becomes cold. So I've made a wrong decision and did cleaning when I would better had spent the day outdoors. Anyway I had a good ride last night around the city. The cops pulled me over once, checked my papers, asked how is it going and let me go. I had pasta with garlic for lunch yesterday so my fierce breathe had probably convinced them I'm not a criminal.
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Here is one of those weird insects I wrote about yesterday. I have no idea how it's called, judge for yourself.
Weird insect found stuck to my driver's door

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Today it was probably the first hot day of the year when temperature raised above +20C. Everyone probably went outside except me. As usual I woke up late and slowly but steadily started to clean my place. With no hurry it took around four hours and my place is now shiny and clean again. It's strange that even when I use a vacuum cleaner once a fortnight it collects still considerable amount of dust, hair and sand. It seems like I spend way too much time indoors for I don't see any other plausible source of the pollution.
On an unrelated note my boss has suddenly decided to send me on a business trip to Moscow next week. I'm completely unprepared and have no idea what I am supposed to do over there but everyone else are either on vacation or on a business trip so I am the only one who can go.

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