We spent most of our trip in Arkhangelsk - a smaller town not far from the Arctic circle, and a few days in Moscow. We were in the country for 10 days total.
spiked heals are part ice pick. But you didn't hear it from me.
Now he was on the other end of the plane, so he had no idea that max was not coping so well with the stress of sitting still that long, nor did he realize that moments before he showed up with the candy I was this close to locking max in the bathroom or something equally horrible. I think someone was praying for us.