Taken in St. Petersburg, Russia, the little girl in front is none other than my step-granddaughter, Anastasia, daughter of Denis and Natasha. Denis’ mother is my wife.
It’s a big deal in Russia when kids enter grade one, quite an occasion with speeches and meals and big parties, and Anastasia and her new classmates are probably both excited and slightly terrified.
If you’re asking just what the heck am I doing putting something like this on a Hab site, I can only say that Anastasia’s dad likes the Habs (and Pittsburgh), her grandfather in Russia belonged to the now-defunct St. Petersburg Montreal Canadiens Fan Club, and then there’s me, related through marriage, who also likes the Habs somewhat.
So it’s a sort of a Habs post after all.
And I just think these are classic Russian photos.