I am what you might call the repeat offender of immigrants.
Eventually, under scrutiny of critical and active citizens, the media does its job and truth comes out.
Thinking back, I understand that my best memories of Russia were associated with nature and of walking around alone.
what does it mean to protest when everyone else stays silent, and when the government will almost certainly stifle your voice? That’s what the instigators of Operation Wedding thought about as they tried to steal a plane and escape the Soviet Union in 1970.
I fought through my competing desires to marry someone who met my cultural checklist and my wish to spend my life with this person.Then, I brought him over for tea with my babushka.
To some people, street cats simply mean allergies. But to Anna and I, her very secular Jewish Argentine boyfriend, our first encounter with a black feline was a moment of truth.
This selection comes from the recently published nonfiction graphic novel, Soviet Daughter: A Graphic Revolution.
I think it's possible to raise the kids with a certain language without also passing on the entire culture that is associated with it.
Knowing Belarusian helped me right after I moved to the United States, because it allowed me to communicate and become friends with all the Polish kids in my ESL class long before I learned English.
For me, teaching my kids Russian was never a matter of debate. Our whole family is Russian so, naturally, we speak Russian at home. Russian was my kids’ first language.