Hettie’s Timeline

Before My Time


My Mom’s High School Album – 1

My Time

In the USSR

The Beginning of My Story

Spring 1963

Summer 1963

More on Summer 1963

My First New Year’s Eve

Children’s Fashions in the 1960s

About Landing on the Moon

Home movies – 1971

Home movies 1971-1972

Home Movies 1972-73

What I Thought About the Foreign Countries

Getting Into College and Soviet Anti-Semitism

More About Getting Into College in the Soviet Union

My First Semester in the University

Attending the University: Social Studies

Attending the University: English and PE

Attending the University: Learning Programming

Attending the University: Military Studies, Scheduling and Transportation

Attending the University: A Typical Day

Psychology and Women’s issues

Student Life: Financials

Attending the University: Math-Mech Days

How I Went Abroad for the First Time (Part 1)

My First Trip Abroad – Preparation (Part 2)

My Trip to East Germany (Part 3)

Dating and Getting Married While Being a Student

Getting the First Job After College


Switching to the New Economic Model

About the Last Russian Revolution

In Russia

Winter 1991-1992

Parenting During the Economic Collapse

Spring 19912

Late Spring – Early Summer 1992

Pictures March 1992

More Pictures March 1992

More Pictures – Summer 1992

Summer 1992

Early Fall 1992: Work, School and Daycare

Fall 1992: Finding a Stable Daycare

Winter 1992-1993: a Second Job

Working at UrbanSoft: Winter 1992-93

1993: New Daycare

My Ups and Downs at Urbansoft

Working Remotely in 1993

How I was fired from Urbansoft

Summer 1994: More pictures

Igor at the Boarding School: 1992-1994

More on Special Ed Boarding Schools

1994: Pictures from Daycare

More pictures

The Rest of 1994

1995: Gigs and Odd Jobs

Pictures From Summer 1995

The Story of My Ph.D.

Our Trip to Poland Part 1

Our Trip to Poland Part 2

Our Trip to Poland Part 3

Our Trip to Poland Part 4

Fall 1995. Anna’s Ballet Classes

A Girl With a Monkey

Smolny in 1995

How I Didn’t Meet Putin

Pictures From 1995

The Rest of 1995

Goodbye to 1995

January 1 1996

1996: My Last Job in Russia

How I Decided To Go To America

Getting Ready To Go To America

In the USA

Flying To America For the First Time

How My Life In America Started, And About My First CEO

Our First Christmas

A Picture of the First Christmas

How I learned about THAT…