NPR: Snap Judgment Podcast: Snap #828 - Kismet: From Russia with Love
February 17, 2019 12:46 AM - Subscribe

Incredible, true, love story of Canadian Meg and Russian Elena who find each other online and meet in Kiev in 2006. Their love is very real, but now Elena is in danger. They decide to flee Russia together. Meg mortgages her home back in Canada and buys a sailboat in Turkey. They head out to the Atlantic and hope to eventually reach Vancouver, halfway around the world, in order to live a life together. Kismet, From Russia with Love.

"We want to be citizens of the same country - a country that recognizes our family, grants us equal rights and freedoms, and allows us to choose our own path."
Elena has written a book about their adventure, called Talking to the Moon. You can read the story on the couple's website.

More on their story.
Short 8 minute film on their voyage: Boadicea: the Vessel of Freedom.
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