ELEGEST / ЭЛЕГЕСТ is located about 75 kilometers Southwest of Kyzyl here in Russian Siberia. The drive each way is just over one hour.
I was invited to visit ELEGEST / ЭЛЕГЕСТ to speak at a treatment center located there.
It turned out to be a very special day. ELEGEST / ЭЛЕГЕСТ is a very small village out in the middle of nothing. I spoke to two groups of people.
The first group consisted of members of the local community who were interested in issues of community alcoholism. After this general orientation meeting for the community, we then held an A.A. meeting for patients at the treatment center.
ELEGEST / ЭЛЕГЕСТ here we come. Off we go in a very nice van into the midst of remote Russian Siberia.
The below photos, taken en route to ЭЛЕГЕСТ / ELEGEST, give you an idea of what this part of Russian Siberia looks like.
We've arrived at our turnoff to ЭЛЕГЕСТ / ELEGEST.
You don't even want to think about having any sort of car trouble out here!
We've arrived at the treatment center here in ЭЛЕГЕСТ / ELEGEST Russian Siberia.
I was offered a chance to lay down and rest awhile. I graciously took advantage of this opportunity.
Then came a meal-to-end-all-meals.
Below is a close up of the picture the lady is pointing at in the above photo.
A dorm room.