Vocational school students taking part in the ping pong contest in Sergiyev Posad. Known as PTU in Russian these schools provide a chance for those who failed to enter the college or university. Being largely a working-class institutions PTUs got somewhat stigmatized by some people and though I met a lot of well-mannered and well-educated folks there, some swearing and offensive words – both from the students and tutors – have leaked into the recording. So if it makes any difference please be warned.

Recorded January 27th, 2010
Published February 11th, 2010 (2.3 mb).

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