The Galaxy Tab 8.9 went on a tour in Europe with first appeareances in Germany and then Russia. Disappointingly, most initial previews mention some lag in video playback, but we’d attribute that to the pre-release software as the dual-core brains of the tablet are sure to be able to deliver a smooth Honeycomb experience. The new super skinny Galaxy Tab lineup will also bring the latest tablet-optimized version of TouchWiz. The 10.1-inch sibling of the Tab 8.9 has already shown up stateside for pre-order at J&R. So, while we wait for the official launch, why don’t you check out the video report from the Russian event just below?