We received an email from Tania the director of the Language School that we attend in Krasnodar... she says that our "letters of invitation", which are needed to get a Russian visa could be ready in 2-3 weeks.
We asked her for new invitations so that we could renew our visas early. Our current visas are up in September. If we waited until September to renew the visas, then that would mean another trip out of Russia to get everything processed. By renewing them early we will be able to stay in school, save the cost of another trip out of the country and we would not have to leave again until January.
We speak to one another in Russian, we listen to tapes, we still text message and email in Russian but, there is nothing better than being immersed in the language as we are when we are in Russia. We are so eager to get back to school, back to work and back among our Russian friends!