T is for Tolstoy, & Tremendous Trains

[Image: source] I have a weakness for Russian novelists and their all-encompassing narratives.  I also have a weakness for Russia’s far-reaching landscapes.  So today’s armchair travel is brought to you by my literary Achilles’ heel. Also, I may have watched Anna Karenina last night.  (As an aside, brilliant movie.  Theatrical, dramatic, heart-breaking – exactly as…