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  • Dmitriy V. Ryaboy
    ... go to www.rpg.ru/np and find the section called MACTEP .. there are pictures in there. I ve exchanged e-mails with the man who makes these, he s
    Message 1 of 13 , Sep 5, 2000
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      >From: Jenn/Yana <jdmiller2@...>

      > >Try "Nasledie Predkov" --
      > > By th way, they make neat
      > >period footwear from $30 a pair.. got room to bring stuff back? :)
      >
      >Well, now you've done it. Tell me more!!!!
      >
      >--Yana

      go to www.rpg.ru/np and find the section called "MACTEP".. there are
      pictures in there. I've exchanged e-mails with the man who makes these,
      he's interested.
      Too bad by the time he replied my friend who was going to Russia was already
      on the plane :(

      -Dmitriy
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    • Dmitriy V. Ryaboy
      ... By the way - I am sure Yana knows this, but in case someone else doesn t.. All the books I ve read (Rabinovich, Arcihovskiy, a few others) agree that lapti
      Message 2 of 13 , Sep 5, 2000
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        Yana, she who misspells my name ;), wrote:
        >Anything you can find on making <lapti>, the woven bast shoes. Patterns,
        >historical and modern information, an instructional video....


        By the way - I am sure Yana knows this, but in case someone else doesn't..
        All the books I've read (Rabinovich, Arcihovskiy, a few others) agree that
        lapti were worn by the poorest villagers. So don't go wearing them with
        your court garb :).

        -Dmitriy
        half expecting someone to pull out a quote from some absolute authority
        that completely disproves everything I've just said.. that's been happening
        a lot lately :)
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      • Jenn/Yana
        ... Eep! I was typing too fast.... ... Good lord, of course not! But I would love to have a pair to schlep about in camp with while wearing my Russian
        Message 3 of 13 , Sep 5, 2000
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          >Yana, she who misspells my name ;), wrote:

          Eep! I was typing too fast....

          >By the way - I am sure Yana knows this, but in case someone else doesn't..
          >All the books I've read (Rabinovich, Arcihovskiy, a few others) agree that
          >lapti were worn by the poorest villagers. So don't go wearing them with
          >your court garb :).

          Good lord, of course not! But I would love to have a pair to schlep about
          in camp with while wearing my Russian "grubbies."

          Back to those leather shoes we were just talking about. I assume that the
          shoe patterns and references the Moscow shop are using are the same as are
          found in the typical archaeology books on Russia. Any ideas about this,
          Dmitriy (note spelling)?

          --Yana
        • Dmitriy V. Ryaboy
          ... One would hope.. :) I ll ask -- but you are putting the horse before the cart, there s no reason to get excited if we can t get them here. When I e-mailed
          Message 4 of 13 , Sep 5, 2000
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            >Back to those leather shoes we were just talking about. I assume that the
            >shoe patterns and references the Moscow shop are using are the same as are
            >found in the typical archaeology books on Russia. Any ideas about this,
            >Dmitriy (note spelling)?
            >
            >--Yana

            One would hope.. :)
            I'll ask -- but you are putting the horse before the cart, there's no reason
            to get excited if we can't get them here.
            When I e-mailed him, he basically said, "just tell me what you want."
            -D
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          • Christine Jacobs
            Yana wrote:Anything you can find on making , the woven bast shoes. Patterns, historical and modern information, an instructional video....I
            Message 5 of 13 , Sep 5, 2000
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              Yana wrote:

              > Anything you can find on making <lapti>, the woven bast shoes. Patterns,
              > historical and modern information, an instructional video....
              >


              I was planning on asking one of the babushki who sell them in all the
              tourist spots to teach me, but I can't seem to find any! Moscow's changed a
              bit since I was here 5 years ago. I'll do my best, though!

              > So how did your summer language class go?
              >


              It went well, though somehow, it feels like my Russian has gotten worse
              since I got to Moscow! Just a little frustrating.

              :)
              Kseniia S.



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            • Christine Jacobs
              Yana and Dmitriy wrote: Back to those leather shoes we were just talking about. I assume that the shoe patterns and references the Moscow shop are
              Message 6 of 13 , Sep 5, 2000
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                Yana and Dmitriy wrote:

                >
                > >Back to those leather shoes we were just talking about. I assume that
                the
                > >shoe patterns and references the Moscow shop are using are the same as
                are
                > >found in the typical archaeology books on Russia. Any ideas about this,
                > >Dmitriy (note spelling)?
                > >
                > >--Yana
                >
                > One would hope.. :)
                > I'll ask -- but you are putting the horse before the cart, there's no
                reason
                > to get excited if we can't get them here.
                > When I e-mailed him, he basically said, "just tell me what you want."
                > -D

                If there's anything I can do from here, let me know.

                -- Kseniia S.


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              • MHoll@aol.com
                In a message dated 9/5/2000 8:23:43 PM Central Daylight Time, ... happening ... Nope. I was going to post the same note (same authors) about the same thing --
                Message 7 of 13 , Sep 6, 2000
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                  In a message dated 9/5/2000 8:23:43 PM Central Daylight Time,
                  dvryaboy@... writes:

                  > Dmitriy
                  > half expecting someone to pull out a quote from some absolute authority
                  > that completely disproves everything I've just said.. that's been
                  happening
                  > a lot lately :

                  Nope. I was going to post the same note (same authors) about the same thing
                  -- lapti are for poor villagers. Fine shoes out of soft leather are for the
                  wealthy. Basic turn shoes for us pre-Tartar personae.

                  Predslava.
                • MHoll@aol.com
                  In a message dated 9/6/2000 1:54:45 AM Central Daylight Time, ... Yep, that s typical. Those who add Russia to their language learning don t do as well as
                  Message 8 of 13 , Sep 6, 2000
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                    In a message dated 9/6/2000 1:54:45 AM Central Daylight Time,
                    chrstnj@... writes:

                    > It went well, though somehow, it feels like my Russian has gotten worse
                    > since I got to Moscow! Just a little frustrating.
                    >

                    Yep, that's typical. Those who add Russia to their language learning don't do
                    as well as those who do all of their language learning in the US. My opinion
                    is that it has to do with the stress of being in a strange environment
                    (culture shock) and also language instruction techniques -- American
                    specialists have developed very efficient courses of study for Americans. The
                    whole cultural/linguistic/educational background has an impact on how and how
                    well a person learns and/or fits a specific methodology.

                    Going to Russia is for culture and the foreign-country experience. Not for
                    language learning. It's something better experienced *after* you finish your
                    language training.

                    Note I'm not *against* exchange programs, heavens forbid! But I don't think
                    exchange programs should *replace* language study.

                    OK, so there you have my language-instructor rant. Sorry for the bandwidth.
                    And Kseniia, just do as much Russian as you can -- listen to the radio, watch
                    sub-titled films (and sit behind a lady with a big hat so you can't read the
                    subtitles ;-)), read, talk to anyone you can, any passing, visiting, or even
                    permanent Russian in your area. And if you're old enough, do what we did as
                    grad students -- have a Russian table on Fridays. Amazing what a glass of
                    beer or two does to you linguistic abilities... Of course, three or four
                    beers will reverse the effect...

                    Predslava.
                  • timbo@marcon.org
                    Jenn, After a few months of carbonization, I m back and writing! I ll be sending alonga couple articles by the end of the week. Good to be back! Tim
                    Message 9 of 13 , Sep 25, 2000
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                      Jenn,
                      After a few months of carbonization, I'm back and writing! I'll be
                      sending alonga couple articles by the end of the week. Good to be
                      back!
                      Tim
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