Steve has returned from Moscow. Alive.
He had a great time. Drank several Russians, a Finn, a Mongolian, a Brit and a couple of Frenchies under the table whilst there - with the pictures to prove it.
The Finn began his interlude with Steve with the following comment, "Americans are pussies." By the end of the night, just before passing out, that tune was updated to, "My god, you drink just like a Finn". High praise coming from the son of the sun deprived, alcoholic, depression and suicide inclined land.
Vodka was cheap - $10 a bottle. Scotch was not - $385 a bottle.
I didn't get a furry hat.
But Steve came home alive.
So, there is that.
I still would have liked a hat though.