Thanks for your post, tanguerre. I shall study those links you gave at my leisure. I don't think a visit to Russia would ever be on the cards for me these days, though, for it's a vast country and the present state of my health prevents me from going on long journeys. Regarding the strange connection with revolutionary Russia, it's definitely some kind of emotional memory that is very near the surface and that can be brought to the surface through the medium of the right images and the right music. The images bring back the trauma and the music brings back the terrible feeling of loss. Loss of what? I don't know...well, not consciously that is...but there's definitely something there and, even as a five year year old in 1952, I distinctly remember that the feeling of loss I experienced was not associated with anything in my life up to that time, but was to do with something that happened "before." Just what that meant, I don't know. However, with these "emotional" memories being so near the surface, it could be possible to bring them out in past life regression and discover what all this is about, as they don't seem to be so deeply buried as some past life memories are.