July 01, 2002

Letters to the Editor

To the Editors:

I enjoyed reading about the izba very much in the March/April edition. I especially enjoyed reading that “Erecting a house was a communal effort punctuated with feasts for all the helpers”.  It seems this tradition just might continue today with the beginning of Habitat for Humanity in Russia. HFH is operational in over 80 countries, but I can’t think of a better match than the Russian axe, its izba tradition, and HFH given the very real needs for housing in Russia today.

John Suh

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