"A return to Moscow, please."
In the days of the railway in Jersey, not only was it possible to buy a ticket to Paris (Snow Hill - Gorey then ferry to France and train to Paris) but one could also book a journey further afield.
Major Rybot, a leading figure in La Société Jersiaise for many years, booked a trip to Moscow from St. Helier in the early C20th.
While travelling in Russia, he sent a postcard from Omsk to Jersey with the following message: "No place for hedgin' and ditchin'".
Rasputin's assassin and the Jersey cow
Prince Felix Yusupov, assassin of Rasputin and fabulously eccentric figure (1887-1967), visited Jersey and was so struck by the beauty of Jersey cows that he reportedly bought one and took it to England, where he kept it as a pet.