Cafe Pizza is still in business:
Went to visit Nina Petrovna. Her cats are as crazy as ever:
Also, her blinni are as delicious as ever.
The only noteworthy addition is a large statue of Vladimir, the founder of the city, I guess. Perhaps it is a different Vladimir:
In all, people haven't changed much, it was nice to see and talk with the people I knew from the American home and around town. I have to admit, that even though I was only there for two days and the weather was horrible, I felt no small amount of nostalgia for my little slice of the "real" Russia.