A Trip Abroad
I have not yet explained that when I was just considering leaving Iakutsk, I wrote to Canada to my close friend Pavel V. Planidin, and I asked him whether he had any close acquaintances in Batum who could assist me with going abroad. He, indeed, knew such people and he sent me their first and last names. The next day, we would have to find them. We slept for no more than two hours. At dawn, we got up, and when people started to walk along the city attending to their own business, we also left the tavern and walked ahead.