Mark this day June 24, 2009 on your calendar. Today Nadia and I were granted residency status in Russia for 3 whole years. Over the next year we will be working toward a regular Russian Greencard. At any rate we can come go – or stay as we choose. No more hassel with visas in order to remain in-country. As far as I know, I am the only non-U.S. Consulate staffer who has this status in the region.