Ahhhh, the joy! You can't get it in Russia... So it's a special present indeed. Natalia and I savored every drop.
I remember when Delta began their Moscow-Atlanta flight; we flew on it the second day it was running. When the flight attendant got to our row -- say, 25 -- they were already out of ginger ale. I had asked for it so expectantly, with such enthusiasm, and she could tell how disappointed I was. Evidently, other passengers had also been even angry about it!
The poor woman was so bewildered; she asked her partner, "What is up with the ginger ale???!" I explained to her that we can't get it in Russia, and most how most expats anticipate that first sip of it once they get on the plane... I think Delta ended up modifying the quantity of ginger ale ordered for the flight as they did for the Moscow-New York flight; now they usually have enough to meet the need!