Long or Short provided a helpful response to yesterday's long or short legs question which I have posted below for your edification as well as a pair trade in their natural state:
Long or Short Capital » On Legs, Long Russian Legs
Mr. Juggles is on a romantic Latin American holiday with Kaiser, so I’ll substitute for them. While it is possible to do the aforementioned pair trade, it is not recommended. Muscovite legs may indeed be experiencing a temporary outflow, but the imminent economic domination of Europe via Tsar Putin’s oil lasso combined with surging demand for nubile russian legs in Moscow ensures that this outflow is not sustainable; fundametal pressure is on the side of the Muscovite legs. The valuations multiples on Russian legs should expand as the price (implied or cash) converges with Western World leg prices; recent acquisition multiples have been bearing this out. We are bullish on attractive Russian women assets as a whole. There is the potential for a virtuous circle, for as the Russian rich get richer, the women around the rich get hotter (and able to command higher prices).