How did you come up with the idea to learn Russian and why in Russia?
I sing in a Swiss choir which sings Russian orthodox songs and I would like to understand more of what I am singing.
A lot of people consider learning Russian a challenge. Regarding your personal experience, would you agree?
Yes, I can. It is a bit like everywhere: the more you know, the more you know that you know nothing. But – as 143 million Russians come along with this language, why shouldn’t I?
Could you share with us some interesting moments, experience or events during your stay here?
I followed a worship in the Church of Transformation at Preobrazenskaya Ploshchad and asked then a member of the choir where I could find music notes for our choir. And this man is Vladimir Miller, he has a fantastical voice!
How will your language stay influence your future life?
I thought already in my youth, that I would like to be able to learn things even in the age of eighty. So what? I am still younger than that.
Going back home, what will you miss about Russia?
Санкт Петербург, of course! It is the most beautiful town I know.