Writing this post on a supped up computer with a high-speed internet connection surrounded by 50 other people basking in the glow of monitors as they play, chat and Facebook 150 meters from the epitome of the Soviet Union; the Kremlin and Lenin's body.
P.S. To any MMO publisher not currently splashing around in the Russian market, or not yet thinking of wading in with their swimmers pulled up high as they exclaim "Oooh! It's so cold!" with each step; Do it.
Some companies already have the right idea, but with the growing economy now really starting to change the social demographics as well as the technological capabilities, the Russian market is set to go off soon. The market is especially ripe for a casual/social orientated MMO. Or so a little Babushka tells me.
None of this is really earth-shattering, but it is certainly something else to see it from this side of the border.