The Russians Are Coming!

After waiting two months for the Canadian embassy to say yes or no, the answer came this morning. They said yes, which means my wife’s two sons, a daughter-in-law, and little grandaughter are able to visit us from St. Petersburg, Russia for the month the of April.

I’ve never seen Luciena so excited. She’s been crying, her hands shook, and it took her more than half an hour to calm down even slightly after hearing the news. She’s still a mess.

This is great news, although my little house is going to be crowded and I won’t understand most of the chatter. But that’s fine. This is all about her seeing her family, and I’ll happily take the role of chauffeur and such, and just be part of the furniture.

I know this doesn’t have much to do with a Habs blog, except for the fact that one son, Denis, is a big Alexei Emelin fan from Emelin’s KHL days, and some of you may recall Denis sending a scouting report on our bruising defenceman before the beginning of the season.

It’s a huge day here. It’s been two months of waiting on pins and needles. And why the long wait, you ask? Because the Canadian government needs to be sure visitors from Russia and elsewhere don’t have something up their sleeve, like staying for good once they get here.

The Cold War is long over, but this is the way it is.




8 thoughts on “The Russians Are Coming!”

  1. Excellent news Dennis. Make sure you inform him about all dealings with Emelin. Don’t let him down. 🙂

    Let’s hope he can sit and watch the playoffs with you (with our Habs hopefully in them).

  2. Excellent news!

    Now you must introduce your Russian guests to DKRSFB.

    But you better warn them first. Vodka is nothing compared to DKRSFB

  3. DK, I’m thrilled that our government did the right thing for a change. I’m sure Luciena is over the moon after receiving the great news. I hope their visit is all or more than they hoped for!!!

  4. Awesome! Hopefully you’ll have Habs playoffs to share with your family. You may not understand each other but hockey will fix that!

  5. Finally Finally Finally!!!!!!! I know you guys have been waiting in agony for months for the news. Luciena must be on the high of highs right about now. Nice to see it all come to fruition.

  6. It all worked out, Chris. Boy, is our little house ever going to crowded. But it’s all about her and I’ll enjoy it. It should be quite interesting, and they’re all great folks. I really like her family.

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