Bonus Material for The Russian Next Door: Settling Slowly Russia: Russia doesn't seem all that bad, Grisha and I are, after all, going in summer. 35 degree heat for two weeks, no plaster cast and my boyfriend. I just have to meet his family. Nothing can possibly go wrong, right? Mum's Wedding: It's nearly the end of the summer holiday and my parents are finally getting married. Dresses have been made, suits have been bought. The big day is at last here.