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. More
Everyone wants to understand Russia. However, comprehending the Russian Motherland is difficult.The language; the scale of the country; its history; its leadership, and Hollywood movies all confound the would-be student. 'A Woman In Russia' is therefore a generous book. The author, Victoria del la Varis, sets out across Russia by train, travelling from East to West. Her mission is to reach Moscow, with strategic stops. At every turn, Russia obstructs. Our heroine is strong though, and valiant. She argues back. She has three children and a husband at home. The thought of those, whom she loves, needing her safe return, aids her on her mission. These are powerful forces. 'A Woman in Russia', teaches the reader about Russia's geography, history, society, and environment, but it is also a great adventure story.