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Thu Nov 7, 2019, 08:01 PM

10. It must be difficult walking around with that lead chip on your shoulder

Contact with Russia is the best way we'll ever give their people the impression we're not their enemies--just like Cuba. I didn't think you'd object to contact with Cuba, just find it odd that contact with Russians should be in another category. I used to hang with Soviet officials all the time when my Dad worked in DC. It wasn't difficult. TACC was on his floor in the National Press Building, and they hardly even bothered to disguise their KGB status. Igor Ignatiev even tried to recruit my dad, and when my dad told him to cut the crap and get real, he sheepishly said, OK, well, I was instructed to try.

As for me, I never lived in Miami, but I have lived in Spain, speak both Spanish and Russian, as well as 6 other European languages (7 if you include English). I was only in Cuba once, invited by their government (long story). Interesting, but I have about a hundred other places I want to see first before I go back, half of which are less than 2 hours' flight from where I live (Düsseldorf).

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