Mine has been getting a workout lately. It’s pegged again.
Russian lawmakers visited Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the aftermath of the US-UK-French strikes on the center of al-Assad’s chemical weapons production facilities and before the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons “inspects” the site of al-Assad’s chemical attack on women and children that prompted the allied response. Among other things,
[t]he Syrian president also reportedly accepted an invitation to visit Siberia….
I recall an earlier time of invitations to visit Siberia.