— There aren't that many streetlights here. There's one in front of the village administration building, there's one at the bus stop, and there's one near the shop. In winter especially you can't really walk the streets. So I hung a lamp on a post right opposite my house and screwed a light bulb in there. But what do you know? It only lasted about three days and then, boom, no more light. I went out again and put in another one, and I remember that everything was ok there. It shouldn't have shorted or burned out or anything. Well, when I was hanging the second one, my neighbor Manya came up and confessed that her grandkids had travelled up from Moscow and they'd been entertaining themselves by chucking pebbles at the lamp. There was no one about, and they decide to chuck stones at it and break the lamp. Well, you're not gonna tear their heads off for that, I suppose. I remember that in the cattle shed we had loads of different bits of metal. There was a lantern-type thing there, but there were big gaps in the metal. So I got some aluminum wire and wound it around so that stones couldn't get through. And then I went up there again, put another one in and hung the light... and everything was OK from then on. It hangs there and doesn't get smashed. At the beginning they were running around of course, seeing what trouble they could cause, but it's so quiet here you can hear everything, especially stones bouncing off metal. Well, everything's ok now. The light bulbs don't get smashed and I've got a light in front of my house. And it's all free.