Welcome all you weary internet travellers to Katja's humble little dacha. Please, sit down, I'll start some tea, and we'll have a pleasant time sharing each other's company. Many of you already know who I am, which is how you came upon this place, but I am sure there are some of you whom I never have (and never will) meet face to face. But no worry! This is not the place for troubles! Relax, and make yourself at home.
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This page was launched on 22 January 2001, reposted on 12 November 2001, and has been subject to updates and tweaking ever since.