Is this place of exile really so much like a prison? Ian Frazier doesn't think so. For decades, Frazier's been visiting and loving Siberia, and joins us to talk about his tribute to that desolate wilderness, 'Travels in Siberia.'
Food: the lack of it, the control of it, dreams of it, was a key part of the Soviet experience. Now a Russian author living in the United States, Anya von Bremzen, has written a memoir of the USSR through food, "Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking."