Hitch-hiking is most likely not your choice if you are a disabled former miner. But one Russian rafter has proved that taking to the water is a good option if your dream is to wander through Europe.
At the age of 27, Viktor Ziborov, who now lives in Central Russia’s Tula Region, lost his leg in a mine accident in Belarus. Despite his disability, he became a passionate rafter.
Having travelled along many Russian rivers in the last 30 years, he is now bound for Paris.
Vladimir is very excited about his first European journey and hopes it will help to turn the spotlight on the problems of handicapped people in Russia.