Originally Posted by sun surfer
As and aside, I'm surprised at the lack of support for Off the Beaten Tracks. It's not a tome, it's new and fresh, it's a salt-of-the-earth Russian travelogue by Russian writers and it seems to have a literary slant, and it's available as an e-book in the U.S., the U.K. and Australia!
I've had my fill of Russian "tomes" - this looks interesting to me. I'll second Off the Beaten Tracks: Stories by Russian Hitchhikers
...and it's now in my kindle and in the reading queue - thanks sun surfer for making me aware of it!