Ryan in Bentley's Place in Kensington, 2/28/15. From Ali Razeen's "The hell of our present existence":
When we went into Melissa's bar, we met Ryan. In his 40s, wearing a red CCCP t-shirt and an ushanka, he spoke about the political relations between US and Russia. Ryan knew his history and he was extremely furious at the US. With a blood flushed face and passionate fury, he angrily pointed out how the eastward expansion of NATO was a betrayal to Russia. When pointing out other instances like these, he shared with us his plans:
"I am going to go to Russia next year. I'm going to take my father's US Navy uniform, pour Russian vodka over it and burn it!"
"That's disrespectful. Why do you want to do that?" asked Melissa.
"Why?! Because my father fucked me with the inheritance!"
Linh interjected, "Maybe you should burn your father then."