Veteran double agent Kim Cameron - the renowned Toff With the Molotov - returned to his old Moscow stamping ground yesterday to resounding cheers from a packed Red Square.
Stout women in head scarves wept openly as he spoke in faltering Russian:"Jolly goodski to see you allski comradovs. The cold warski's in the past nowski so that's all right thenitsin."
Wearing an Old Etonian tie in his honour, diminutive Russian President Medvedev paid tribute to Cameron:"I never thought I'd be standing here on this podium with one of my big heroes. I'm sorry we haven't been talking much lately. It's all down to that weird Putin guy. He's got issues up his Volga river."
Later, Mr Cameron attended the opening of a Moscow branch of the Bullingdon Club, symbolically hurling a bottle of vodka through a plate glass window, writing a cheque in payment for the "damage" and tossing it on the floor to laughter from onlookers.