As a crackdown by the Kremlin to deter Foreign Tourists(Snake Oil Barons) from abusing alcohol, vendors have raised their prices. Russia is no China, but in California, you can always find a party. In Russia, The Party can always find you.
In Russia is freedom of speech. In America is also freedom after speech...
Whatever happened to the cold-war promise where "Every Soviet family will have its own airplane". Russian banks have gone the way of the dodo