When I found out I was pregnant, I was really excited to carry on my cultural heritage to the next generation by fully parenting Russian-style
As I see it, It all comes down to what a country chooses to invest its enormous resources in.
We remember and we know full well how America greeted us with open arms and gave us social support.
Our stories are so similar and so different at the same time.
I don’t want to live in a world where seniors starve because they don’t have enough money for food.
So why did we immigrate to America? We didn’t want our children and grandchildren to go through the same humiliations that we did.
I’ve described here only a tiny part of our life in the Soviet Union, a life which spanned sixty-one years.
I craved a community to belong to, but it just didn’t happen for me.
When I first met my husband's family, I did not anticipate that him dating a Russian-born immigrant would stir up their old feelings about the Cold War.
I’ll be forever grateful to you and mama for bringing our family here, but I can't allow my children to learn to hate.