She fought for her right to leave her country without paying the education tax imposed by the Soviets at that time. She told me there were several top immigrant engineers in the area. I decided to do this design in Russian and let her translate their work into English so we could build it. It was a bold move that worked very well for a time. I was learning Russian very fast, but these were engineers that did not understand that I had sold this job cheap and had to build it cheap. They thought that an export item had to be super-good. It was not a difficult design task because we were copying the INCO job and making it a little larger.