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I also admit to being more than a little confused as to how I wound up [in Lake Baikal, Siberia...] But, then, anyone would share this feeling, if put in my position. That I blame your brother is understandable, I think. That the vodka permeating this part of the world like a particularly harsh cliché dulls most of my anger is also understandable.
Penguins and shamans and gonzo in Siberia. "Errata". Go read it.