Cigarettes are cheap in Russia. So cheap. In one supermarket, a packet of chewing gum was the same price as a pack of fags – roughly 60p for 20. They’ve recently brought in a law to stop people from smoking in public places i.e. the street, but it’s clearly not working as I’ve definitely seen a couple of cheeky fags being smoked around corners. Oh, and apparently Russians think Western cigarettes taste like crap. Who knew?