S. Popov: And so that was how I got the chance to live in Moscow, which was much, much... near Moscow, actually. That made for a much more comfortable existence. In the area around Moscow we had two more months of warm weather than we did in Siberia. The winter... the winter started a month later and spring started a month earlier. Yeah. And in addition, we could travel to Moscow to stock up on some food items, things that had gotten harder and harder to come by, especially in Siberia.