A Woman in Russia by Victoria del la Varis
Approx. 63,080 words.
Published on September 12, 2012.
A train journey across Siberia places the writer in a carriage, in which Russian men are unwinding by consuming alcohol. A stranger finds the writer's leg in the dark, forcing her to make a decision.
Crossing Russia takes wits, guts, and humour. In possession of these essential attributes, the writer travels across Russia, writing about Russia's history, food, and troublesome drunks.