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    Ранчо Старая Романовка, Мглинский Район,

    We not long ago started importing beef cattle into the Bryansk Oblast. On one of the ranches it was my job to teach the locals from the villages how be cowboys. Here are a few photos:


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    This is outside the barn saddling up with a couple of other American cowboys hired as advisers. Note the concrete.......the Russian company thought they were doing us a favor by pouring as much concrete as they could, but in reality it was a very bad idea. I got bucked off onto that slab of concrete not too long ago and so did a few others.





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    The office taken from my house. They are so worried about security that they had 24 hour guards and a road block. Sort of insane to my way of thinking. As a matter of fact they have more guards than Russian cowboys.
    Let me be a free man, free to travel, free to stop, free to work, free to trade where I choose, free to choose my own teachers, free to follow the religion of my fathers, free to talk, think and act for myself. - Chief Joseph, Nez Perce

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    This is the typical WWII memorial in the park in the center of Mglin.
    Let me be a free man, free to travel, free to stop, free to work, free to trade where I choose, free to choose my own teachers, free to follow the religion of my fathers, free to talk, think and act for myself. - Chief Joseph, Nez Perce

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    Heiffers.jpg

    This is the greenest country I have ever worked with cattle in. There are a lot of bugs in the summer, big horseflies that bite everything and it is quite humid. It's not unusual to be riding along on your horse and have 30 or 40 huge horseflies sucking his blood.

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    This is a village just down the road a little from the ranch. Note the potholes and ducks?

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    teaching.jpg

    Demonstrating to correct way to bridle a horse. Notice how clean the concrete is? The Russian workers would get their wages cut if the company bigshots saw any hay on the floor of the barn so they swept and cleaned all the time.

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    Downtown Mglin by the markets.

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    This is an old orthodox monastery or church by the ranch. Note the huge stork's nest on top? It has been vacant since the Bolsheviks came in and shot a bunch of nuns and drowned the rest in the adjacent pea green pond. About 20 in all.

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    "...Важно, чтобы форум оставался местом, объединяющим людей, для которых интересны русский язык и культура. ..." - MasterАdmin (из переписки)



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    Quote Originally Posted by Lampada View Post
    That is my park! And my grocery store is just across the way from there. I have smoked many cigarettes sitting by that tank. And the children from the school would call to me from their classroom windows when walking to my car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DDT View Post
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    This is an old orthodox monastery or church by the ranch. Note the huge stork's nest on top? It has been vacant since the Bolsheviks came ...
    Может быть. они сейчас постепенно разбогатеют и смогут церковь отреставрировать. Хорошо хоть на кирпичи не разобрали.
    "...Важно, чтобы форум оставался местом, объединяющим людей, для которых интересны русский язык и культура. ..." - MasterАdmin (из переписки)



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    Quote Originally Posted by Lampada View Post
    Может быть. они сейчас постепенно разбогатеют и смогут церковь отреставрировать. Хорошо хоть на кирпичи не разобрали.
    There is another monastery right across the road from the ranch gates. It's just a couple of houses really, but there is a memorial there dedicated to a man who supposedly ascended to heaven on that spot. The nuns have told me that all our cattle will die and the ranch will close because God does not want it there. I think they maybe right about God not liking the ranch ..... the owner, Viktor Linnik is thought to be mafia.

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    tank in park.jpg

    And no town park is complete without at least one tank!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DDT View Post
    There is another monastery right across the road from the ranch gates. It's just a couple of houses really, but there is a memorial there dedicated to a man who supposedly ascended to heaven on that spot. The nuns have told me that all our cattle will die and the ranch will close because God does not want it there. I think they maybe right about God not liking the ranch ..... the owner, Viktor Linnik is thought to be mafia.

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    Тогда "Ой!"
    "...Важно, чтобы форум оставался местом, объединяющим людей, для которых интересны русский язык и культура. ..." - MasterАdmin (из переписки)



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    Great photos and stories. Thanks for sharing. You may want to consider the blog feature for a record of your stay.
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