(No, really, Andrei -- it is a poker event, we swear. You just keep juggling.)
Honestly, I have no clue whatsoever about the whats or whys of this little event. But it was in Russia (I think), Arshavin was the guest of honor, it had something to do with poker, and they gave him a bunch of favors and made him juggle. Beyond that, your guess is as good as mine.
ETA: A-HA. Here's the explanation, complete with possibly the world's funniest Arshavin translator. Poker with Andrei for everyone!
Yes, she has an altar to Andrei. That's normal, right?
What is with those metal plates on clothing these day? Do you people really need to do EVERYTHING Milan does?
Ok, whoa. Dude in the shiny suit back there? Something with a metal plate would be vast improvement. For real.
(Little known fact: Jimmy Buffet moonlights as a photo guy in Russia.)
Waiting. And, also, very pleased at how many hairs he's managed to grow on his upper lip after a summer of determined grooming.
Still waiting. Waiting with adorable patience, one might add.
(Extra credit to anyone who can explain the Wall o Maxim.)
ANDREI GROWS TIRED OF WAITING, MINIONS. APPEASE HIM WITH GIFTS IF YOU VALUE YOUR LIVES.
In the background: Bodyguard-waiters. They keep expenses down, and also keep everyone safe.
Andrei has no idea who this pleather-clad chick is, but he's more than a little smug about being taller than she is, not to mention jealous of her super-hip "gloves."
Andrei: "BOOBIES. HEEEE."
Ah yes, much better -- boobies and gifts!
(Notice how impressed Boobies is, particularly compared to Pleather Lady, who has clearly see better.)
Ooooh, more gifts! Secret bags and random glass -- gimme, gimme.
And he got a tshirt.
No one really knows why.
... And another tshirt.
Reason #1394 not to wear clothing adorned with metal plates: Problems with flash photography.
Look at his curly little sideburn! That must have taken hours to style.
Andrei: "I'm on cards? No wai! I had no idea. No, really, I'm only here by chance, this whole event is a surprise."
(Notice his resolute refusal to put down the giftbag. There are thieves EVERYWHERE, ok?)
Andei: *unleashes the dimples of smuggitide*
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