He was accompanied by his wife and an entourage of coat hangers and fustilarians - we have counted 11 extras but understand there could be others.
Ministry of Information put out a couple of videos showing Commodore Buffoon meeting the hoi poloi, fawning over them, making very small (minded) talk and waving at them with piece of paper or glasses in hand - going ape.
Most uncouth, especially in diplomatic circles. One can imagine the Russians dining out on this one in years to come. They could possibly compare notes with Indian Officials when on a trip there last year our Commandant wiped his nose with his turban in front of the whole country.
The most mortifying embarrasment took place in this video if you blink, you will miss the gaffe, so we have laid it out below frame by frame.
It is noted that after this gaffe, the Russian PM except for one quick glance did not address dopey directly at all and that is saying something.