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SCHWINDT HISTORY AND SCRAPBOOK

Schwindt's from Russia
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Viktor and Frida Schwindt in Northern Siberia.  Fishing was a form of livelihood.

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Viktor was born July 23, 1961.  He does a wonderful job speaking and writing English!

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Viktor Schwindt is the son of Viktor and Frida(Shtol) Schwindt.  He resides in Novosibirsk, Siberia. Believe it or not, he says he loves living there.  It is a very large city of 1.5 million people.

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Novosibirsk, the third largest city in Russia, is situated along the Ob River in the Southern part of Siberia. Once known for its timber and fur skins, Novosibirsk has become a large industrial, cultural, scientific, and transportation centre in Eastern Russia. In addition to breathtaking scenery, Novosibirsk offers many cultural and recreational attractions including the Opera and Ballet Theatre, the Philharmonic Society, the Botanical Gardens, and the Zoological Garden.

Viktor is a teacher of Geography and finds it very interesting to teach young boys and girls.  Sometimes, he also works with other teachers of Geography in the institute, giving seminars. He is also interested in Schwindt ancestors and has shared information and photos with me.

Viktor stays very busy and has many talents.  He has a dance group "Sibirjane".  He has many concerts during April, and May 9, he takes part in a concert near the Opera and Ballet Theater in the center of Novosibirsk--The Victory Day (Great Patriotic War-World War 2.) 

In March, 2009, I inquired about the weather in Novsibirsk.  Viktor informed me that this winter was warm--the coldest day was about 30 degrees below zero.  When we corresponded on March 6, he said it was "warm"--15 degrees below zero!  (Last winter was very cold--40 and 50 degrees below zero.)  A"real" Siberia winter!!
On that particular day, the ground was covered with white snow in the fields and forests, but in the large city the snow wasn't so white.  They have all different seasons so they're happy! 

On January 9, 2010, the temperature in Iowa was -14 degrees.  Thank goodness the wind was not blowing!
But Novosibirsk was also having freezing temperatures.  BRRRRRRRR!!

Temperature in Novosibirsk on January 9, 2010:
-20F                 
Feels like -37
Cloudy

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