One night ten years ago, Yelena Pawela was studying in her dorm room at Moscow's Timiryazev Agricultural Academy when there was a knock at the door. Thinking it was a friend, Pawela opened the door to find five men dressed in heavy winter clothes, their hoods drawn around their faces. "They said, 'Where is your roommate?'" Pawela recalls in heavily accented English. "I told them, 'I don't know where she is,' and they said, 'Well you're even better than she is.'" At that point, the 18-year-old with long blond curls realized she had two options: "I could give in and do whatever they wanted, or I could fight them. I knew I had to pick one way or other, because if you act in middle, you get beat up and raped." So she chose to fight. "I decided I would do something nasty to them right away, so I blew out two of their knees, and I bit another man in the crotch. I don't remember everything that happened, but they tie me up, and I end up much... More >>>