Russia: Public Transportation and the Roma

Brigid of Laughter in the Dark describes a ride in a Krasnodar tram – “a fast-moving game of Twister inside a sardine can”- and an encounter with two Roma women and their children: “Half-way home, I suddenly hear a young woman whispering in my ear, ‘Young lady, be careful! You can’t see them, but a pack of Gypsies have just entered the tram. Hold onto your purse tight!'”

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