US Secret Service agents visited Moscow strip club
Moscow, April 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ahead of a state visit to Russia by then president Bill Clinton, US Secret Service agents had visited a downtown Moscow nightclub known for raucous parties in 2000, the Wall Street Journal has reported.
The latest revelation follows recent reports of Secret Service members visiting prostitutes in Colombia in April during current President Barack Obama’s visit.
Secret Service staff and White House advance staff preparing for Clinton’s state visit to Russia attended events at the Hungry Duck nightclub, the daily said citing informed source. A Clinton spokesman declined to comment on the matter.
The Hungry Duck, which opened in the mid-1990s in Moscow, featured performances by strippers and patrons, it reported.
It was set up by a Canadian, Doug Steele, together with several partners from Georgia. They sold their interest in 1998 following a dispute with a number of influential Russian officials. The nightclub closed down for good in 2009.
As many as 920 women supposedly once took part in a mass striptease at the Hungry Duck.