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Moving Abroad and First Impressions About Russia

Grab your Ushankas because we are going to the Motherland, comrades! I have waited the whole week to make this joke so don't you dare not laugh . Moving on, last week we stopped at the moment when I was making the decision of going to Russia for my language course. Fast-forward a bit to the days nearing my departure. Naturally, there were a lot of things in my mind at that moment and I couldn't hold back the anxiety (pretty much like now. I'm about to go back to Russia, but this is something I'll talk about a few hundred episodes later). Would I like that language course? How would I endure the Russian winter? What would I do far away from my family? I am a very anxious person by nature and was very curious about many things. Luckily I wasn't the only one. There were other anxious people from all over Brazil who also were going on the same flight to Russia, some of them would study international relations in the small Russian city of Belgorod and some of them w

Why Would You Ever Move to Russia?

I have decided to write this blog in a chronological order, so today, in the first blog article of my life, I will write about the decision of going to Russia. Look, mom! I am a blogger now! One of the most common questions I get is "Why did you learn Russian, to begin with?" and the second most common question I get is "Why did you go to Russia?", often followed by "You have family there? Oh, you are one of those Brazilians who study medicine in Russia because you couldn't get into a public university in Brazil and private universities are expensive as f? Soooo, what about Russian women, huh?" at this point normally I stare at the person with a face I can only describe as wondering why do I live.  So, let's answer each of these questions! This is going to be so much fun!  Why did you begin learning Russian? Why? WHY? The truth is at the time I started learning Russian, I was only 13 or 14 years old and it was not a serious commitmen