Threading through Estonia's borderlands

  • 1999-03-11
  • Tricia Cornell
Black-clad dwarfs, travelling wallpaper shoppers and steaming saunas are only some of the things Tricia Cornell came across on both sides of the Estonian-Russian border.In 24 hours in Russia, I heard more comments about my personal character and appearance than I have heard in three years in Estonia. "A charming girl.""Look at you! You look positively inhuman, your hair all over the place like that!" "Lovely young woman." "When a woman wears a man's clothing, it defiles her body."For all I know, Estonians may have been passing similar judgments on me all these years, but they certainly neve...
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