To Russia With Love

IT IS A GIVEN that Russia in the post-Soviet era is eagerly awaiting American instruction in the proper way to live and prosper. So it came as some surprise to us when, bound for St. Petersburg from New York recently, we found ourselves under the care of a Russian tour guide, Natasha. who felt compelled to regale us nonstop with American- tourist horror stories.

My piece as featured in the Seattle Weekly.