I’ve noticed recently that people have started finding my blog by googling all sorts of different search strings; some appear to be looking for information about Taganrog, and the search for “balalaika lessons” has come up a lot as well. I suppose that’s inevitable as I add more and more posts, and more posts about things, like Taganrog and balalaikas, that not many people write about in English on the internet. I like helping people, and I realize that just from my entries, these googlers probably can’t find what they’re looking for. So I’ve created an email address for myself (see the info section) that you can use to contact me if you have a question you think I can answer.
However, please note that I cannot answer any questions about the азовская русалка, the alleged mermaid in the Sea of Azov (still one of the most popular referring strings), except to reiterate that she is not me. And I’m not her.