Moscow. A girl dances on the bar at the Hungry Duck, an infamous bar that in many ways came to symbolize the hedonistic excesses of Russia during the boom years 1995-1998. Doug Steele, the Canadian owner, introduced a ladies night whereby only women were allowed in for two hours, and were given unlimited booze for free. At ten p.m., following a male strip act, men were allowed in. The scene was, at best, primal.