PUTIN ON THE RITZ

Only time for a quickie this morning as I’m reconnecting with an old client shortly.  It will be my first run at the old dojo in a long time.

Sometimes a column title pops in my head and the body is crafted around it.  Today is an example.  I’m Russian to get this written, so maybe not as fully fleshed as I would want, ha!

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It is standard operating procedure for international invited elite athletes to bring the race director and/or elite athlete coordinator a gift of appreciation.  This fine stein was presented to me by Yuri Mikhalov at the Run For The Arts.

20140318_081726Leonid Shvetsov gave me this 1980 Olympic decanter when I brought him in for the Bayou City Classic one year.  Worst gift ever?  A case of Russian Potato Beer.

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Giddyup!