We have recently returned from a trip to Poland and Russia via ferry, bus and many borders. Please tell your readers to take things with them to the Russian people and not to worry so much about bringing back souvenirs.
Luckily, we were told to take pantyhose, gum and disposable razors to hand out. We also took those small samples of night creams and giveaway body creams that one gets in a department store. The souvenirs you bring back will be warm smiles and one-on-one gracious thank-yous from the most warm and appreciative people you can imagine.
PAUL, ESTELL BILLITZER