Russia 3. Vodka Introductions

  At last, we pulled up at the entrance to the camp. There was a group of about 10 people waiting for my arrival; most of these were vazhati, which I'll explain later. I got out of the car and shook hands with Elena, one of the two young women I had been messaging to …

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Russia 2. First Steps

I spent the night at a Gatwick airport hotel but, needless to say, I couldn't sleep. My flight left at 7am. I enjoyed a good breakfast on the plane and wound my watch forward two hours. I had constant nerves and excitement in my stomach. After about 4 hours of flying we began our descent. Domodedovo …