Yula, really Yuliya, works in this shop part time, the
rest of the time she works at the airport. She is a true Siberia Woman
that tells you the Siberia Weather
More about the life in Khatanga.
This is another shop just across the court.
The girl here is named Yuliya. She's very smart and very pretty too.
She's a great example of the need to learn attitude because that's what
she likes to do. She is also very independent and likes to do things
herself which is another reason that she's so smart. After talking
to her many times, I learned a lot about Khatanga, Russian people and her.
also, she has built her own computer from the ground up. Yuliya works
in this store as one job and works at the airport as a meteorologist for
her other job.
I spoke with Yuliya about her education, as it was obvious
that she was well educated. Some things were difficult for
me to understand because her English wasn't too good so I cannot tell exactly
how their educational system sets up the division between different age
groups of students. One thing that I remember was that
Yuliya studied ballet six days a week and four or more hours each day for
eleven years. After getting to know her I knew that she was telling
the truth and never exaggerated about these things. One day
after heavy study and many test, she went to ballet practice while she
was very tired. Yuliya's instructor was having her do spins,
standing way up on one toe. Being tired made Yuliya's balance difficult
and she fell into the orchestra landing on a music stand. The music
stand punctured her leg and cut some tendons along with breaking her leg.
This was very bad news, Yuliya had to stay a whole month in traction and
another year for the leg to properly heal. She never took up ballet
again, but I did get to see her practice a little while she showed me some
special ballet maneuvers.