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    Post  auslander on Sat Apr 25, 2015 4:20 pm

    Glad to be here. I'm another transplant for MP Forum although I did join The Mess. For those of you from MP you know me as jageraus.

    For those of you who don't know me, I'm an American living in Krimu for a bit more than a decade, married to a Russian lady. I am ethnic German and I'm from the deep south of USA.
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    Post  Cpt Caz on Sat Apr 25, 2015 4:26 pm

    Welcome, glad to have you! Your insights into the events and current situation in Crimea have been invaluable, one of the only reasons I ever check the butthurt thread.
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    Post  KoTeMoRe on Sat Apr 25, 2015 4:26 pm

    Good Lord, Elvis is in the building.

    Welcome.
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    Post  macedonian on Sat Apr 25, 2015 4:30 pm

    welcome
    enjoyed your posts on mp.net, very informative
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    Post  auslander on Sat Apr 25, 2015 4:33 pm

    Thanks, gentlemen. I'll try to keep the noise down to a dull roar. We'll be busy as all get out for the next couple weeks getting ready for the big day but I'll check in daily.
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    Post  kvs on Sat Apr 25, 2015 4:33 pm

    welcome

    Another great addition with local insight joins us.
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    Post  auslander on Sat Apr 25, 2015 4:35 pm

    kvs wrote:welcome

    Another great addition with local insight joins us.  

    Anyone else in this AO from Krim?
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    Post  Cowboy's daughter on Sat Apr 25, 2015 4:55 pm

    So happy to see you here!!

    I joined The Mess as well, but this morning can't log in. Shocked Surprised
    I could about midnight last night, but now I can not.
    Don't know if they have a glitch or scoping out who comes here.
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    Post  auslander on Sat Apr 25, 2015 5:06 pm

    Cowboy's daughter wrote:So happy to see you here!!

    I joined The Mess as well, but this morning can't log in. Shocked Surprised
    I could about midnight last night, but now I can not.
    Don't know if they have a glitch or scoping out who comes here.

    I am quite pleased you are here also. Mess seems to be having spotty troubles with the sight. I'm also sure they are a bit inundated with new apps as the lifeboats are leaving the ship.
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    Post  Werewolf on Sat Apr 25, 2015 5:25 pm

    welcome
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    Post  George1 on Sat Apr 25, 2015 6:38 pm

    welcome
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    Post  Monarchist on Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:21 pm

    Welcome jageraus welcome russia
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    Post  auslander on Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:21 pm

    Monarchist wrote:Welcome jageraus welcome russia

    Thank you Monarchist, George 1 and werewolf for you kind and generous welcomes.
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    Post  Morpheus Eberhardt on Sun Apr 26, 2015 12:20 am

    welcome
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    Post  Viktor on Sun Apr 26, 2015 1:57 am

    welcome
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    Post  TheArmenian on Sun Apr 26, 2015 6:14 am

    2014: Crimea (Krimu) returns home
    2015: Auslander (Jageraus) returns home

    Welcome
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    Post  auslander on Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:50 am

    TheArmenian wrote:2014: Crimea (Krimu) returns home
    2015: Auslander (Jageraus) returns home

    Welcome

    Thank you for the welcome. You don't know how correct you are in both statements.
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    Post  Bolt on Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:32 am

    Hello, auslander!

    I want to say a big thank you for all your posts at MPN about the situation in Crimea.
    Half of my family (by father's side) lives in the area near Krasnoperekopsk, I visited Crimea almost every year for a ~month when I was a kid and then a student - I just fell in love with everything and everyone from that area. Despite that region being poor (I'm talking about people living in the villages, and the infrastructure), never in my life have I seen more friendly people than the Crimeans.
    Last time I visited Crimea was in 2009, and thanks to my then gf, I stayed at Sevastopol for 3 days - that was my long time dream - we visited Sapun gora, I've seen Moskva cruiser, Hersones (managed to sneak there for free, we crossed to the area through the near-by beach Smile ), Balaklava. It's a beautiful city with great people. I'm jealous (in a good way) for you. Smile
    When things went south last February, I almost couldn't sleep, - monitored every bit of news from Crimea until 3-4 AM for a month or two. At first I wasn't glad where the things were going (I hoped that the situation would be like after the first Maidan - people were angry after Yushenko came to power but almost nothing has changed to good or worse in their ordinary lives after that), but now I'm happy that my family is protected from democratic rockets and Edina Ukraina shells, and my cousin who served in Naval specnaz somewhere near Nikolaev in 2008-2009 doesn't have to roleplay Dirlewanger's soldier somewhere in Kramatorsk.

    I most definitely will visit Crimea again, but it will be only in 2-3 years, I think. (however my father visited his family last September and is going there in June this year)
    So all your posts about the changes in ordinary life in Crimea are like gold to me. Again, thank you and all the luck to you and your family!
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    Post  GarryB on Sun Apr 26, 2015 12:56 pm

    welcome Smile
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    Post  PapaDragon on Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:21 pm

    Hello jageraus!!!! Great to see you! thumbsup
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    Post  auslander on Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:54 pm

    Bolt, thank you so much for your compliments on my feeble attempts to speak of the events here. When you come to Krimu again contact me beforehand and we'll get together. Most air traffic still comes in to Sim but I think you will be pleasantly surprised with the aerodrome the next time you arrive. Things are normal and quiet here, still, but we are waiting with some trepidation for the summer plague of tourists to arrive.

    Papa Dragon, great to see you here, too! More and more familiar and sensible faces are appearing and the environment is pretty friendly.
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    Post  Guest on Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:18 am

    auslander wrote:Bolt, thank you so much for your compliments on my feeble attempts to speak of the events here. When you come to Krimu again contact me beforehand and we'll get together. Most air traffic still comes in to Sim but I think you will be pleasantly surprised with the aerodrome the next time you arrive. Things are normal and quiet here, still, but we are waiting with some trepidation for the summer plague of tourists to arrive.

    Papa Dragon, great to see you here, too! More and more familiar and sensible faces are appearing and the environment is pretty friendly.

    Great to see you Jagerus! I hope that you will continue to provide your unique insight here!
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    Post  auslander on Mon Apr 27, 2015 6:09 am

    Ivan the Colorado wrote: Great to see you Jagerus! I hope that you will continue to provide your unique insight here!

    Great that you are here too! I'll continue to post what I see and what goes on, warts and all. For instance, it would be nice if they really got to work on the danged roads instead of letting contracts and then 3 months later having to bring charges for shoddy or no work.
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    Post  PapaDragon on Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:15 pm

    auslander wrote:Bolt, thank you so much for your compliments on my feeble attempts to speak of the events here. When you come to Krimu again contact me beforehand and we'll get together. Most air traffic still comes in to Sim but I think you will be pleasantly surprised with the aerodrome the next time you arrive. Things are normal and quiet here, still, but we are waiting with some trepidation for the summer plague of tourists to arrive.

    Papa Dragon, great to see you here, too! More and more familiar and sensible faces are appearing and the environment is pretty friendly.

    Great to see you too my friend, looking forward to your posts, you always deliver highest quality info! thumbsup
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    Post  Inetwarrior on Fri May 01, 2015 4:57 pm

    at least you can write here without fear of being banned...

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