USSR Kermit Conference 1989 - Photo #12

The Finnish film crew on the left, me and Mikhail Morozov (Mischa), standing, and Shamil, the driver, and the red van we used to get around. Shamil, by the way, was a Tatar, others were Georgians, Ukrainians, and many other nationalities. Multiculturalism had been a fact of life in Moscow and much of the Soviet Union for decades, and they took pride in it.