A Woman in Russia
A train chuffs across Siberia on a hot night. A man wearing sunglasses wakes the sleeping writer with gentle caresses. Recognising her assailant as one of the drunk Russian men sharing her carriage, the writer uses her guts, wits and humour to escape this and other predicaments in a brave travel tale that explores 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.
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