Photo taken in:MoscowYear when photo was taken:1999Country name at time of photo:RussiaCountry name today:Russia
This is my family celebrating Victory Day on 9th May 1999. From left to right: my daughter Nathalia Kurilenko, nee Tarskaya, my wife Anna Tarskaya, nee Shamray, my daughter's husband, Alexandr Kurilenko, me and my granddaughter Maya Kurilenko. My grandson Mikhail Kurilenko took this photo. My wife and I liked traveling across the country. We took many tours. Now, as an invalid of the war, I receive tickets to stay in health centers. Last summer I flew to Vladivistok, to the division in which I served during the war. This year I want to go to Kamchatka to look at geysers. I had friends who worked for foreign companies that I worked with. They invited me to visit them. I traveled to Norway and Germany. I made a tour to Italy and traveled all over the country. We had many friends at work. We often got together and visited each other. Our daughter Natasha works in the business department of the Tax Police Fund. I've never asked her how much she earns, but since she goes abroad with her children twice a year, and they have nice furniture and computers at home, and everything is super, I believe she earns all right. Natasha got married in 1980. Her husband, Alexandr Kurilenko is a chemist, a military, worked in the space industry and was responsible for fueling missiles. Recently he retired in the rank of colonel. He is Ukrainian, but his mother is half-Ukrainian and half-Jewish. My grandchildren are a mixture of Russian-Ukrainian-Jewish blood. My granddaughter Maya is a 4th-year student of the psychology department of the Jewish University. She is now working on a thesis on Jewish subjects. She studies Hebrew, the history of Jewish people and knows all Jewish traditions, though they don't celebrate Jewish holidays at home. The Jewry has returned to my granddaughter. My grandson Misha is a 3rd-year student in college.