In summer 2003 I decided to spend my vacation in Russia for the first time. I was hosted by a friend of mine in Akademgorodok, a suburb, a little bit outside of Novosibirsk. On this trip I also discovered what Rusian bureaucracy means: Especially all the issues with the visa registration in the city centre is still an important part of my memory of that trip. Anyhow, despite the problems that occured I enjoyed the trip pretty much. So it was not the last time I should have visited this interesting country.