I just received a forwarded email on this. I, too, had never heard of it. It is truly touching, & I don't understand why there wasn't more coverage of the gift from Russia. Follow the link for more info & photos.
I've been home schooling my children for over 20 years - just one left! I enjoy needlework, Scotland, flower gardening (but I wish someone else would dig out the bermudagrass for me) & learning new things.