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She stays till the flight is called
This is significant because after 9/11 (only a couple months away now), only ticketed passengers can go through security in an airport and wait by the gate.
My best to Siegfried and Roy.
A popular Vegas magic act.
Bringing them to a standoff, ethnicity of your choice.
Plays on the idea of a Mexican standoff--a situation in which three armed people are all pointing guns at each other. Read more here.
This fictional character appears to possibly be based on the real-life Yegor Lavroff. See here.
Marie of Roumania
Marie of Romania (Marie Alexandra Victoria, previously Princess Marie of Edinburgh; 29 October 1875 – 18 July 1938) was Queen consort of Romania from 1914 to 1927, as the wife of Ferdinand I of Romania. She was called Missy by her family.
Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song,And I am Marie of Romania.
A medley of extemporanea;
And love is a thing that can never go wrong;
Dorothy Parker, Not So Deep as a Well (1937), "Comment"
mi gratto la pancia
Italian for "I scratch his belly."
khuem grushi okolachivat
Russian, literally means "knocking pears out of a pear tree with your dick." But it's used in Russian to refer to someone who's being lazy or messing around unproductively or (see Italian phrase above) scratching his belly.
Spetsnaz is an umbrella term for any special forces in Russian, literally "special purpose forces". Historically, the term referred to the military special units controlled by the military intelligence service GRU, the Spetsnaz GRU. Currently, the term is also used to describe any special purpose units or task forces of other ministries (even the Ministry of Emergency Situations special rescue unit), also in some other post-Soviet countries. From WIKI.
High Altitude - Low Opening
Operated the largest Ponzi scheme in U.S. history. Arrested in 2008. Read more here.
Kirill Aleksandrovich Tolmatskiy (born July 22, 1983), better known by his stage name Detsl, is a Russian hip hop artist. He graduated in Switzerland and the British International School in Moscow. In 1999, Detsl made his debut in the Russian rap scene with the album Who Are You?. In 2001, he released his second album, "Street Fighter". Detsl is a pseudonym Kirill Tolmatskiy gained because of his small height. From WIKI.
Here's the vid for "Party at Detsl's" which is mentioned by Misha and Grisha:
Vyacheslav Kirillovich Ivankov (January 2, 1940 - October 9, 2009) was a notorious member of the Russian Mafia who was believed to have connections with Russian state intelligence organizations and their organized crime partners. He has operated in both the Soviet Union and the United States. His nickname, "Yaponchik," translates from Russian as "Little Japanese," due to his faintly Asian facial features. From WIKI.