Oil and Gas Industrial zone,The equipment of oil refining,Close-up of industrial pipelines of an oil-refinery plant,Detail of oil pipeline with valves in large oil refinery.



40. To Bob’s family members


“Enclosed in this non-original package are some Russian souvenirs to your family from me and my family. Bob was so busy these days and I hope he had limited time for some souvenirs from Russia these inclosed things may remind him and rest of his family those happy and not so happy business days we spent together in my country undergoing the transformation stage.

The first thing inclosed is a miniature-size souvenir called SAMOVAR (during previous time such vessels the people used to prepare boiled water for tea, the original fuel were wood sticks under the vessel. Later the vessel was transformed and electric heaters were used till now. Modern actual SAMOVARS are of big size with capacity of 3 liters of water provided with electric heaters.

The second thing enclosed is an old fashioned glass cup together with cup holder which is made of silver. It is preferable after long storage period to clean the silver cup holder with appropriate silver-cleaning agents or solutions because it may become darker in colour.
The third thing enclosed is a simple and unexpensive Russian wrist watch (non-automatic), operating instructions are attached.

The fourth thing inclosed is a tray together with six miniature cups which not necessarily can be used for alcoholic drinks.

And here some words for the custom personnel in Russian for clearance: (Russian characters…)
Best wishes to your family
Pavev Youriev & his family
Oct. 17, 1994 “

This material was left on my doorstep by a member of one of my quality classes in Moscow. 🙂

Not a small heart-tug from one of many…


Funditty #40.

“One of the best ways to persuade others is with your ears – by listening to them.”
Dean Rusk

Bob Robertson

Bob Robertson

Bob Robertson is a retired professional quality engineer and educator with extensive experience in manufacturing environments throughout the world, including Singapore, Indonesia, Russia, and various locations throughout the United States. Besides all that, he Leslie Householder's admired and revered father, and she is pleased to spotlight his "Expat" stories here on her Rare Faith blog.