Heroes of socialist-realism, Kherson, Ukraine

The onlookers were watching the US ambassador, who had come to Kherson to celebrate the 225th anniversary of the induction into the Cossacks of the founder of the US navy - John Paul Jones. John Paul Jones was a Scottish sailor.

So the US Navy was founded, bizarrely enough, by a Scottish Cossack from Kirkcudbrightshire. That fact has to come in useful at some point in life.