It's been an honor and a pleasure to be hosted here in Russia as usual by Alexei and Katya. The specially cooked food, the late-night talk sessions, and the hospitality is wonderful. And their 1 1/2 year old daughter Carolina is an adorable sweetie. Unfortunately for me, Alexei and Katya are also hostage-takers. They are demanding that someone (anyone) deposit $1.25 cents into the Three Worlds NextGen Fund. I knew Russia could be dangerous but this is ridiculous.