Please, tell me he borrowed the hat from someone around him, please, please!
...LOL - I am inclined to agree....I prefer his unemployed student look to this ....this....well, "Gigolo" comes screamingly to mind...although I think that is as much the black shirt with the red buttonholes than the cream felt ....hat.....
Found on juniortennis.ru, some photos of Marat at the annual Yeltsin scholarship awards. The article (translated) says this took place Monday 14 February, same day as the sovsport.ru online conference.
EDIT: According to this article (translation), the scholarship awards apparently took place on 15 February.
I think the messy bun hairstyle looked good on him. It's just most of the time when it was out of the bun it looked, well... (I'm sure there's a ton of lurkers who think the exact opposite so don't take me seriously! )