Since this is the blogside inn, your virtual Irish pub, there will be at least a couple of people holding forth at any given time. In addition to myself, you will encounter Laika. Laika knows a lot abount about Russia, and quite a bit about the rest of the world, too, since she hails from among the immortals of Soviet space travelers. The Jodmeister is a geography whizkid with ambitions to take the virtual world by storm. You never know whom you might meet in these precincts, so belly up to the bar from time to time. As one of our visitors, La Popessa, puts it, you won't have to worry about being doused with real beer while you discuss whether or not permanent revolution could ever have become reality in Russia.
Speaking of geography, if you've got a minute, go to The World--you should see the link at right--and take their daily geo quiz.