Saturday, March 25, 2023

WaPo looks at the disguises and other tactics people are using to escape Russia

It's packed with anecdotes abut several escapes. Here's one:
The trip, using seven cars, took more than a day. Nearing the frontier late at night, the seventh car got stuck in mud and the driver panicked. [She], her daughter and a guide had to get out and walk, farther than planned.

“The moment we got into this field, we just fell down in the mud,” she said. “It was pitch black. There were tractors and the headlights of border guard cars. The guy who was with us kept saying, ‘Girls, get down, quickly!’ It was terrifying, like a movie.”

The guide’s phone had no signal but he told them he could navigate by the stars. “He said, ‘Look at the tail of the Great Bear in the sky.’ And I said, ‘Are you kidding me?’ It seems funny now but it wasn’t at the time,” she recalled. “We were hysterical.

*Previously: Boat disguised as a rock