Tuesday, April 19, 2005

A BBC journalist's flight from Mineralniye Vody to Moscow was delayed by ten hours because of a snowstorm - and here's a funny little text describing what the Minvody airport's like (thanks for the link, Matthew!):

[...] A security guard checks everyone who walks in. When I arrived he peered suspiciously at my British passport.

"You know," he said, "America's trying to destroy Russia," ramming home his point with an imaginative combination of gestures using his fingers and elbows. "

"Sorry," I replied meekly, "I'm British".

"British!" he responded raising his eyebrows. "Then you must go and drink some tea!" [...]

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