Alright, I'm a dunce: I just now noticed that there is a button that let's you see your audience on Blogger. I got 7 views from Russia this week! There was a period back in my Pleistocene Epoch (i.e. university) when I studied Russian. It started as just a way to avoid taking Spanish or French, but I ended up really liking it. My father's family emigrated from Russia in the early part of the previous century so I had a kind of genetic curiosity about it. If I hadn't been so eager to graduate, I might have pursued it further. As it is, my knowledge of the language has sadly deteriorated over the intervening years and ya gavoritz pa-russky ochen ploha chasty.
Anyway, zdrastvitye tovarishy!