Rick Fortney and I have recently been exchanging E-mail, with a former Russian Lieutenant who was stationed in Eritrea from 1981 to 1983. His name is Sergei Berets and the BBC currently employs him as a producer. He resides in Moscow.
I asked Sergei about the off-duty time that he spent in Asmara. I have posted his replies below! I hope to continue this dialog to get some insights on life in Asmara after we left. I will post all future correspondence from Sergei to this special page.