It is much warmer this morning; the sun comes out and the snow begins to thaw. I spend the morning discussing some of the future lecture tour arrangements with Avadhut Maharaj.
There are plans to have Sripad Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj come here in the new year, and to have some kind of Vaishnava festival in the Ukraine in January. Avadhut Maharaj wants me to go on another tour of the Ukraine around the middle of January.
There are no definite tour arrangements for me for the next month, but I will either go on a short tour of Kazakhstan, or shunt between Moscow and Saint Petersburg.
Srutasrava Prabhu is currently on the last leg of a tour of Siberia and he should be flying to Saint Petersburg at the end of the week. It will be good to get his association again; the last time I saw him was during Srila Gurudeva's the 20th World Tour in August.
I get the 4:30 afternoon express from Moscow to Saint Petersburg with Dina Bandhu Prabhu. The weather is much colder in Saint Petersburg: -11°C. My hands are freezing before I get out of the station...