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Old 27.09.2011, 14:24
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EFer stuck in Russia; Mother in ZH+VD; a Russian speaker ZH/VD to meet up for 1 day?

Hello, EF!
When I found myself in this stupid situation I felt like I want to write something on EF but could not choose the section

It could fit an introduction section beause I have never wrote there - that I am young Russian, living between Zurich and Lausanne (mainly near Zurich, on week-ends near Lausanne), working in IT (banking software) and travelling a lot because of the work.

Could also fit the complaints section (I know its not about CH but its a complaint for sure ) So I was in one more business trip in Russia and tried to change my passport (the one for travelling) because I recently changed my surname. The girl who accepted documents obviously never read the law and destroyed my passport because decided its not valid any more.

On this day I had to fly back to Switzerland and not alone - with my mom who had a Swiss visa for 1 week only.

Result: my speaking only Russian mom is in my apt on Lake Zurich, my not russian speaking hubby is furious and I am lonely and crying all my tears stuck in Russia for God knows how long.

The only thing I could invent is to announce a one day job among job adverts here (http://www.englishforum.ch/jobs-offe...ml#post1354306)

But not sure I can afford to pay 4 days a private guide (my mom leaves on the 1st October). So I hope there are Russian speakers who live near Rapperswil or Rolle just to meet for a cup of coffee or to go for a walk with you and your kids or whatever.

Please, PM me. I am really looking forward to hearing from you.
Many thanks in advance!

P.S. Will bring good russian vodka and caviar with me when I finally come back home to Switzerland

Last edited by Zayana; 27.09.2011 at 15:29. Reason: Forgot the important note which added in P.S.
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Old 27.09.2011, 16:54
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Re: EFer stuck in Russia; Mother in ZH+VD; a Russian speaker ZH/VD to meet up for 1 d

I've altered the title in the hope that someone sees it. There must be someone around who can help and we've had a lot of luck in the past when members have been desperate.

Keeping my fingers crossed for you.
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Re: EFer stuck in Russia; Mother in ZH+VD; a Russian speaker ZH/VD to meet up for 1 d

Thanks a lot for support!
I am already feeling better

I have got some news on my passport. I might get it in a week (my Mom will already leave unfortunately) if KGB and Internal affairs will let it pass (its obligatory check ups).
My Mom survives (she is a former soviet lady and they are able to survive everywhere) but for sure she does not enjoy the vacation

Already got one response in canton Zurich now need at least one from Vaud.
My Mom is great, she is funny, educated, the only thing she ismissing - she does not speak English
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Old 27.09.2011, 19:59
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Re: EFer stuck in Russia; Mother in ZH+VD; a Russian speaker ZH/VD to meet up for 1 d

Glad you've found one person who might be able to help. Come on, those in the Romandie - a great chance to use your Russian again.
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