We were in Moscow in the middle of the winter of December 1989 at the time of Perestroika.  Things had started to relax, but not yet fall apart.  We got a taste of what it might have been like during the Cold War.  We were there to work on an animated feature oproject with Soyuzmultfilm, the largest and oldest Russian studio. On the left bank of the Moscow River, a mile or so downstream from the Kremlin, was the Mezhdunarodnaya (Mezh) Hotel where we stayed. It was built between 1975 and 1980, at a cost of about $150 million, at the suggestion of Armand Hammer, located next to a convention center office building. We visited the Arbat street and the red square.