Okay Dad, so I'm gonna ask you some questions about your story in Russia. Go ahead and start telling me about it. I'm recording on my phone...now.
Alright. I witnessed a scenario. One time, when I traveled to Moscow...
That's very important, that word perestroika.
At that point, there was very high political tension and social tension. The country was going through something called "perestroika", meaning reconstruction.
Wait, how old were you?
Oh god... um... 22 or 23. I would say 22. I was college student. Some years earlier, the leader Mikhail Gorbachev starting putting the nation through political changes, a change out of socialism. This experience I went through had to do with problems with opposing sides of this perestroika.
- perestroika (reconstruction) - age 22 - Mikhail Gorbachev -
Ok... yeah. So, let's continue with the story. You were where again?
I had traveled to Moscow, which was the capital city of the USSR. I was just there to process some documents or something. I was walking on the street. It didn't occur to me that the tension was that high. There appeared to be two sides.
While I was walking on the street, there was a shootout! Bullet, with Ak-47s and even much more. High powered rifles.