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Wedding in the Caucasus The US Ambassador Learns that Cognac Is Like Wine

It was surely one of the strangest parties ex-US Ambassador to Moscow William Burns ever attended. In August 2006, he sent a dispatch to the US State Department describing a high society wedding in the Caucasus -- complete with massive quantities of alcohol, lumps of gold and revolver-wielding drunkards.
Wedding guest Ramzan Kadyrov with his golden pistol in 2007.

Wedding guest Ramzan Kadyrov with his golden pistol in 2007.

AP