Medicals went well on Friday, after a hearty breakfast of juice, porridge, bread, sausage, eggs, cheese, fruit, boiled potatoes, fried chicken and a wee cake we were ready to head out. (Amanda may not have had as hearty breakfast as I did!) The building itself was very plush, plenty of marble, paintings, wood panelling, etc, back in Soviet times it was a private hospital for high ranking government officials and their families. Some are indeed more equal than others!
Over the course of the day we were x-rayed, had blood taken and were generally prodded and examined by amongst others a,
and also two other 'ologists that I can't quite remember now.
At the end of the day we got the all important piece of paper which we need for court and the only thing which came out of the whole experience in less than perfect health was my wallet!
We find out in the morning if our meeting will go ahead tomorrow, pray that all goes well.
Philip & Amanda
|St Basils Cathedral in Red Square|
|Amanda and Katya (our translator)|