Neither food/water nor medications have been allowed in yet. No, really, what would they make of the fucking independence if someone gave it to them?
You know, when it was happening in Moscow, I could at least go there and be with the relatives physically. This time, it's half the world away. The TV programming isn't as upbeat as usual but they are still showing all those soaps and the news is only once every hour. People on St. Pete commuter trains are discussing some of it, briefly, among themselves but I found it quite awkward and couldn't join the discussion because all I wanna do is scream and it seems like some people are feeling the same way and some are just not paying attention or trying not to.