The hotel also didn't have air conditioning, which was common for most buildings in Moscow since it only really got hot in July and August. Of course those were the two months I was there. We had to open the windows at night (no screens that I remember) and the mosquitos were HORRIBLE. Even though I would slather myself up with "OFF" repellant every night, nothing worked. Everyone was bitten but only I and the one other vegetarian in the group were absolutely covered in bites every morning. Supposedly we were/are sweeter tasting because of being vegetarian and therefore attract more mosquitos. I don't know if this is actually true (is someone out there licking vegetarians and meat eaters and making comparisons?). OK, just googled it and yes, apparently there is quite a bit of tasting going on and the consensus is that vegetarians taste better. If you are at work reading this, DO NOT do a google search with the keywords "vegetarians taste sweeter" because you will be directed to many NSFW websites. You've been warned.
One last (moderately funny) thing about my time spent at Hotel Metallurg. My roommates told me that when I slept at night, I put both of my hands together under my cheek and slept like a child. At first I was like, "Awww, that's nice. So glad I'm not drooling or otherwise embarrassing myself." Then I was like, "Wait a minute you weirdos-- quit watching me sleep". Seriously, don't watch me sleep. It's kind of creepy.
You'll note that this is my second post for today. I was going to save this and post it tomorrow but then thought, "What if die in my sleep? The world will never know the truth about bad Russian hotels and my life of crime." In advance--you're welcome.