1990/91 : RUSSIA
||My interest in Russia dates back over 30 years, when my wife and I
participated in a National Academy of Sciences post-doctoral exchange
program. This was during the height of the Cold War, and it seemed like the
chance for normal relations with the good people of Russia would never come.
As "Perestroika" began to change the world order in 1990, I was with a small
group of American volcanologists who were the first foreign visitors to the
volcano-rich Kamchatka Peninsula since World War II. We were warmly
welcomed by our previously isolated Russian colleagues, and spent an
unforgettable summer visiting famous volcanoes such as BEZYMYANII,KARYMSKII
Pinatubo in 1991 I traveled again
to Kamchatka, and worked on GORELLY and MUTNOVSKII volcanoes.