In these tough times, it's good to see that some Russian billionaires haven't noticed. The tip alone was $7,300 (auto-grat, of course).
My to-do list for 2010: make friends with Roman Abramovich.
The floor of the Moscow Metro with a sweet candy coating. It's irreverent, cogent, and produced by contributers who are Eurasian area specialists. Just because the Kremlin denied it does not make us wrong.