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Tatarstan 2007-2009 , Russia

The start of yet another adventure, this time in the autonomous republic of Tatarstan. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatarstan

Overall the ROT, or Republic of Tatarstan is a dump with the primary inhabitants being wannabe gangsters and professional thieves unable or unwilling to make money by actually working for it. What I do not understand is that they work twice as hard to steal it, go figure?

Worst duty station I have ever had. Collectively a population with one big Self Esteem issue. Tatars are just sure that everyone thinks they are uncultured, self important, arrogant fatheads ........wait a minute!! Even the Russians hate them.
Local Tatar Residents (Ask me how I know?)
Local Tatar Residents (Ask me how I know?)
Nizhnekamsk. Central Mosque. Summer 2009
Nizhnekamsk. Central Mosque. Summer 2009
Monument to Lemaev  in the Lemaev Park.( The 1-st director of  petrochemical plant.  in Nizhnekamsk)
Monument to Lemaev in the Lemaev Park.( The 1-st director of petrochemical plant. in Nizhnekamsk)
Main square of Nizhnekamsk . Warm summer evening.
Main square of Nizhnekamsk . Warm summer evening.
last day of spring on the Kama river
last day of spring on the Kama river
New 2009 Year
New 2009 Year
Indian summer
Indian summer
Harvest time in late August on the way to Ulyanovsk
Harvest time in late August on the way to Ulyanovsk
Village along the road
Village along the road
Central Mosque, Nizhnekamsk
Central Mosque, Nizhnekamsk
Nizhnekamnsk Central Mosque
Nizhnekamnsk Central Mosque
Sunset on the Russian Orthodox Church (Nizhnekamsk)
Sunset on the Russian Orthodox Church (Nizhnekamsk)
snowstorm...
snowstorm...
This is what -22 looks like
This is what -22 looks like
New Coat
New Coat