I have engaged in a bit of misdirection over the past three weeks regarding my location. In fact, I have been traveling in parts of the former Soviet Union. I took the empty airline seat photo that appeared in my article, “Innocents abroad,” at Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow, the same place that Mr. Snowden’s putative empty seat photo was taken, although there is no connection between us except the airport.
I bought two hats in Russia including the one pictured above and the other one. This outfit was my attempt to blend in with the local population (one of the locals told me that for maximum effect, I should be carrying a plastic bag).
Note: I was not at the G20 Summit, but I was on the bus pictured above
in St. Petersburg. Obama was long gone by the time I arrived. The photo of me next to a truck was taken in Kiev, Ukraine.