So I was just at one of my classes, the Russian branch of some American computer company. I have a twice-weekly conversation lesson with whichever of their programmers happen to want to attend. They dislike grammar and book activities, so we just converse about various topics; they all speak English fairly well already. (Naturally, or they wouldn't be working for this company.)
Today a new guy came into class; he told me that he wasn't on the register, because he was only visiting Samara for a month.
"I'm currently working for the company on a two-year contract in Denver, Colorado," he explained.
I asked him why, living in America, he would feel the need to brush up on his English while visiting Russia.
"Well, there are so many Russians over there I don't get much chance to speak English," he explained.
In other news, the Drunk Guy finally got well and completely sacked. (Go back to the "heavy lies the crown" post comments to see the controversy.)