Visit to Siberia

John, Jill, and Joy travelled to Russia to pick up Jansen(Elder Price) at the end of his mission. We arrived in Novosibirsk Tuesday morning and checked into the Centralny Hotel. Jansen came and joined us and we were off. We visited areas where Jansen served on his mission, met the members, visited museums, etc. Here are pictures from our trip.


Jansen was given a new tie as soon as he met up with his parents.
The Returning Missionaries:Elder and Sister Madsen, Elder Bingham, Elder Price, Sister Thomas, Sister Shepherd
We ate at New York Pizza
A family in Novosibirsk - Yulia, Liza and Lubov
Jill and Joy on the train to Omsk Here is the view from the train


A group of Members in Omsk
A smaller group in Omsk
A Russian dinner in Omsk
Sasha and his mother, Ekaterina
And with Ekaterina's sister, Nina


We arrived in Ulan-Ude late Saturday night and slept at the Geser Hotel. The next day we went to church. In Ulan-Ude there is one branch with 21 members.
The Primary Class at church
Waiting on a bus stop heading for the baptism
Before the baptism. Sergei, Anna, Rita and Jansen
The biggest Head of Lenin is located in Ulan-Ude
At a member's house with a group of members.
Jill with local Relief Society President, Svetlana
Back in the hotel, Jansen reads the Book of Mormon
The view from the hotel balcony
We visited a Nature Museum
Beautiful Ulan-Ude!
The Shatrova family


We went to Red Square
We saw a ballet at the Bolshoi Theater
We ate at McDonald's
We visited Star City located 30 km north of Moskva
Jansen and the model of the Mir Space Station
Cosmonauts practice in large tank of water
Fix it
The centrifuge in a large room. By riding this you can feel the G's.
In Space Museum, Vostok, in which the first men flew into space
This room is dedicated to the life of Yuri Gagarin, first man in space.
Other objects in this museum, including these training trousers

Home Again

After 2 years, Jansen made it home safely
And for the first time met his nephew, Ethan