Whenever we marvel at the unfathomable prices of some things here in Moscow, a friend likes to quote his Russian driver's response to such observations, "This is Moscow!" followed always by a what-can-you-do shrug.
But surely this takes the cake. A Singaporean friend's 3-year old celebrated his birthday early this month and the cost of this 2kg chocolate cake (which isn't even a 3-D cake),...a whopping S$400. This is Moscow indeed!