We value all of our clients. But some are more
equal than others.
What type of guest we prefer -
We especially welcome people like us:
independent professionals who look for practicality and value for money, who come to
Russia for a reason, who have something to contribute, and who are flexible and open about
their needs and their resources.
Vegetarians, do-gooders, academic types, the
writing and reporting folk is particularly welcomed.
Personal attention and discounts are among
the things a preferred client may expect.
The funny thing is that clients of this
category by some reason often choose to make a greater contribution than asked.
An easy way to acquire the preferred status
is by checking out the HELP US and other pages and
bringing or sending us something you don't need while we do.
clothes are one of the most important items on the list. THIS SEEMS TO BE
Supporters of our rural development project
automatically obtain the preferred status.
Naturally, good clients are good communicators. They
explain what they need and why, and indicate why specifically they are sending their
request to me. Spam-like requests sent to a dozen vendors result in a nearly-automatic
response; well-written inquiries sent specifically to me elicit a thoughtful and
informative response from me.
About 10% of our clients fall into the
Just thought I'd let you know how things look from our
PS. Our recent review of the clientele indicated that
at least 20% are "preferred", and of those that contact us through this site
close to 50% are more than entirely OK. The world is obviously improving.