Elder and Sister R were called to the Vladivostok, Russia mission, to the city of Nakhodka.  They entered the MTC on April 5th, and departed on the morning of April 17th. From the MTC in Provo they flew to Istanbul for a conference over southern Spain and the Mediterranean, circumventing the Icelandic volcano ash cloud that had put a stop to European flights.  From there they will continue to Nakhodka.