Moscow, Day Seven. -- I didn't think there would be a story to tell for this day, but I didn't reckon with my stupidity. Here goes. Yesterday morning, I received about €1000, to cover my travel expenses and as payment for my lectures. It was the first time in my life that I saw €500 bills. Alas, the €500 bills look rather similar to 500-Rubble bills (worth €7). And so this morning at 7am, tired, and in a darkened taxi, I gave the driver the two €500 bills, and a generous tip on top.