After a week-long wait, despite being invited and filling out copious amounts of paperwork, we were just denied entry into Russia. Federal customs sighted the “bizarre nature” of our cargo and Dr. D’s 45-year career with the D.O.D. as grounds for refusing passage. We are incredibly disappointed, I’ve never seen Jim (Dr. D) so angry! We fly out to South America tomorrow for part 2 of our trip. Wish us luck!