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Why do most Russians want to leave Russia?

Govind Bankani
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Maria Chuban
I don't want to leave Russia, I want to live here, but also I want to be able go travelling and see the world.
Andrey Petrikov
I thought a lot about living or leaving, and I realized, that here we have a closed circle. Most of the people think of no one around. Their only wish is to come home, eat and sleep. That's why we have uncontrollable corruption, crimes and lack of culture. I hope to see another Russia someday, but right now I want to see my children living in safety and cleanliness. Without learning to steal and decieve and to survive.
Katya Golubkova
I want to leave Russia, yes, but mostly because I do love different countries and in love with different languages. But I haven't thought over the dwelling thing yet. May be I'll have home here.
Olga Saraeva
I want to leave Russia to Poland. I've heard so much good about the country, so I want to see it with my own. It's possible I'm returning if i left, but 'm not sure.
Boshko Jovanovich
They leave Russia because they have desire for law and order,and because it is easier to left Russia then to improve Russia.
Lyudmila Vlasyuk-Nepiyko
I live in Ukraine and I don"t want to live in Russia because it"s not my native country!
Artem Savin
Russia is a joke, it's not a worthy country. Not since late 80s.
Maxim Mayorov
Russia is a rotten country and it has no future, at least for usual people, I will do my best to move to another one! Just IMHO.
Boshko Jovanovich
"it is easier to left Russia then to improve Russia."
Good luck!
Alla Pyshnograeva(likhodedova)
Maksim, please, don't get offended, but it's not very polite of you (to put it mildly) to say such things about your MOTHERLAND. It's a pity that youngsters think so badly about our country. Well, you do have a right to have your own point of view, however, it's not just clever to "insult" your native country. People, think a little bit before trying to be so straightforward!
Artem Savin
get back to the Earth. If you believe we owe anything to our "motherland" which doesn't give a flying fuck about its citizens, you are wrong, there's no meaning whatsoever in this word at least concerning Russia.

Stop pretending this country exists for us. It solely exists for them to stuff their pockets.

There's nothing you can do to change it. Usual people are a lot like our rotten governors. If you manage to climb the power ladder, you'll become one of them. A stealer, a lier, a hypocrite.
Olga Saraeva
There's no future for Russia. All we can do to make future for ourselves. Doesn't matter, here or somewhere else. It's easier to find your way in the country which doesn't give a fuck to you, than in "motherland".
Alla Pyshnograeva(likhodedova)
I am a down-to -earth person, and I am aware of the demerits of our country, believe me. Still I strongly believe that it's necessary to express your view point in a different way. "Russia is a joke" sounds mean, sorry...
Maxim Mayorov
Alla, I'm not going to discuss it, that is my point of view and, of course, it can differ from others. No need to teach in what way to express my ideas, I'm not a little boy. If you think it's impolite, do it in another way. Everyone looks for a better place, so I'm not an exception, and I do not see any bright future for me, my future family and for my life on the whole in Russia. And what is more, I'm the only, others share my POV either.
Good luck, Alla=)

P.S. Guess you will vote for Putin...
Artem Savin
it sounds mean but that's what it is.

Planes crash, dams collapse, roads are in awful state, R&D ceased, medical care is destroyed, education has degraded tenfold.

Is there ANYTHING to be proud of in Russia?

Name ANYTHING, please. But don't mention things that happened before 1991 - it was another country, completely different country.
Govind Bankani
Wow similar view points from people. The article stated the similar view from students who are leaving Russia for the very same reasons as some of you have listed above. Each country has its downs but for such an article to be published in the Economist it must hold some value.
There is similar problem in london but not to that extend.
Artem Savin
people in Western countries are largely unaware of the real situation in Russia.

What they see is that we spend exorbitant sums of money on very different things and do things which are just plain mad (like winter Olympic games in Sochi - a subtropic city). We are the world's eighth wonder. But our real issues are felt and understood only by foreigners living in cities other than Moscow. Moscow by itself is not Russia, it's the cream of it.
Boshko Jovanovich
Russia is a joke, because of Russian People. They just sitting and bullshiting and nothing do for their country
Vladimir Belikov
A quotation:

"... and when you have found the land where there is happiness...., send me its latitude and longitude; and I will join you there."

From:
Heartbreak House
by George Bernard Shaw
Part 3 out of 4
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Of course, this proves nothing.
Andrey Petrikov
I try to do at least something. I work, I pay all the taxes, I obey law, I take part in legal protest actions. But 90% of our people only sit and complain. It's impossible to change anything without real money and power. But power belongs to former communist party members, who only want to hold it, not thinking of anyone.
Alla Pyshnograeva(likhodedova)
I agree with you, all we can do is to complain without doing anything
Alla Pyshnograeva(likhodedova)
I'm not trying to teach you - it's your opinion. I just think it's not normal to feel OK when foreigners insult our country,but if we do it ourselves it'll be more than strange. It's humiliating, however, it's how I see it and I don't impose my point of view on anyone.
Govind Bankani
I do not think foreigners insult your country. I am living in London and know very little about Russia apart from what I read about the current situation. I think native people understand and are fully aware of what is truly going on in their country which an outsider would not fully know. Yes there are few fixed view for example...Russian Vodka..lol but that goes with each country. One of the factor which drives people out is poverty and the need for a better life and this results in migration to another country to achieve that desire. If one is getting that desire filled in their own country clearly that individual does not think of moving.
Ulyana Kulakova
Well...
I agree about the fact that "it is easier to leave Russia then to improve Russia" because if one starts to try to do something for his or her children, trying to make their life better, trying to teach them how to be honest - all this becomes a lie when a child grows up and sees a truth, a reality.
It had been said that it is a great closed circle, in which you have to live, which you have to follow. If you deny it - you will be poor, you will not have satisfaction of your own life (and may be even of lives of your children).
Also - the question of salary. Professions like a teacher, a doctor are not prestigious in Russia. Because of the salary! All good specialists already left motherland or are leaving now. We have no good clinics or hospitals, we have no good schools (well, we do have, but we can count them not more then 10 for the whole country). Almost everybody who needs a good clinic, good doctors - goes abroad. Its all about that people would not work good just "for the bread" - they also have to feed their children, to give them good education (its better if this education is not in Russia) and so on.
I do agree that every country has its own downs. But i hear now this question "why russians want to leave Russia" more and more often...
Alla Pyshnograeva(likhodedova)
what you are writing about doesn't sound neither humiliating nor insulting. I know about the real situation in our country, besides I lived abroad and I traveled a lot so I can compare. Yes, there are lots of problems in Russia, I just tried to say that sometimes Russian people should be more tactful expressing their view points concerning Russia, like you. Thanks for your opinion.
Andrey Petrikov
I we choose to stay, we have a narrow choice - either be unhonest, steal and live within lies or try to change ourselves - and greatly reduce our chance to survive. It's impossible to be honest in society of deceivers.
Ulyana Kulakova
thats what i mean...
Antonina Zaytseva
Vladimir Belikov, you are pretty right. "The best place is where we don't living". The most people think that otrher country is the fairy place. And that they will be happy there. But your happiness is that you make yourself. And the happiness is not depend on country where you live.
P.S. Excuse me if my english isn't excellent.
Andrey Petrikov
it seems to me, that you're pretty much naive) Yes, we all make our happiness on our own, but such things as poverty, crime, corruption and ecology can lead to seious diffculties in our intensions.
Oleg Babin
I left Ukraine (not Russia, but very close) and I'm happy. Well, I left Ukraine then I was young, so I had good opportunity to build my life as I wanted. I didn't leave Ukraine becouse I didn't like to live there. Ukraine will be a special place for me forever, my homeland.
Lekha Deshevtsov
I could write an entire composition about this topic, but just few words. when i look through a window and see those old, cheesy houses, upset people, cracked streets and other stuff, i realize that i'm not supposed to live here. however i'm living in the downtown. Then i turn on TV and what should i watch? - each program pours a ton of crap, lying in news, silly shows.
Fortunately, i haven't faced with searching of job yet, and i hope i won't, because i am going to continue studying in the USA (master's grade).
Also the army, i think it's a violation of my freedom. i don't have any reason to serve russia, because it just takes everything from people and sucks life out of them.
Then the education. I think i'm lucky that i was studying at a good school, however i had to pay my tutor for the prepation to the exams. the education wan't free as well. then i successfully passed exams and now i'm studying at university. what did the country do for me? - nothing i suppose. gave me education? - no, i took it by myself.
I don't know anything about culture and entertainment, due to i don't have enough time for it, but there are some ridiculous contests on TV, in compare with other countries they are damn pathetic.
So this is it, it's my humble vision of this country. I don't see myself in russia four or five years later working somewhere, because i hate this country. and i'm looking forward the moment when i eventually get on a plane and wash away this crapy place out of my mind.
Lekha Deshevtsov
P.S. I'm sorry for the mistakes if u find them, i didn't go through my text)
But i think the point is clear.
Evgenia Apanasenkova
I am absolutely agree with Леха Дешевцов.
But completely disagree with people who think that : "it is easier to leave Russia then to improve Russia".It is not easy at all.
What to improve there?Drugers?Violence?Alcoholiks?
I am really very ashamed for our country when i have some discussions with foringers about it.
People moove to different countries, 'cause there aro no any opportunities for young people. I'd rather to have normal education and normal work, but in Russia,if you don't have good and powerful communications- you are just a looser.-Can't find job,can't study properly, if your parents don't have cool budget)It is all about money and gowerment, which doesn't give you to breathe
What after? That's why your anger grows, that's why people become addicted of drugs and alhogol,that's why a lot of violence around.Because there is no way to go to...
Sorry guys, if you want to protect and improve this kind of country,called Russia, i just don't know what to say.
Aygul Bakirova
I love Russia so much!!!! Why somebody wants to leave Russia! Is so stupid in my opinion!
Oleg Babin
Aigul, because adult life is not always easy and nice.
Govind Bankani
Oleg are you in London?
Artem Savin
grow up, kid.
Oleg Babin
Govind: No, I'm not. I visited London 2 years ago.
Oleg Babin
Aigul, when I was 15 years old I left my family and my country with 10 dollars in my pocket. Do you really think it was an easy way?
Artem Savin
I am not rude TO you, but you are damn impolite, borderline caddish: "Is so stupid in my opinion!".
Govind Bankani
Oleg where are you living now?
Oleg Babin
Govind: Israel
Govind Bankani
You brave man! How is the tension in Israel? Why migrate to israel?
Oleg Babin
No tension, we are living normal life.
I came to Israel on the student program for 3 years. I could go back to Ukraine after program ending, but I liked Israel and I decided stay here.
Viktoria Dyomina
I'm going to Kenya very sooooon)))))
Yulia Lisitsina
I don't wanna life in Russia. I think I am not able to have normal education, normal work in Russia.
Artem Savin
с образованием у вас уже проблемы, но это не из-за России, а из-за отсутствия желания учиться. Все выдающиеся люди в мире стали такими только благодаря рвению, стараниям и работе.
Viktoria Dyomina
simple truth)))
Govind Bankani
Art..Discussion in English please as some of us are unable to read the Russian script.
Aygul Bakirova
I am dissapointed((((
Artem Savin
A post to that girl: "You already have difficulties with your education, not because of Russia, but owning to your lack of desire to learn. All distinguished people in this world have earned their recognition thanks to their zeal, diligence and hard word."
Yulia Lisitsina
How do u know I have no desire to learn? Just school doesn't give the right of my knowledge. As the system of education in Russia isn't the best in the world. many Russian scientists, teachers, coaches left for other countries, because in Russia it wasn't the means, the conditions in which they could work
Oleg Babin
Aigul, why?
Aygul Bakirova
I desagree with everybody,who says- Russia has no future and blah blah! Go away! If you was born in Russia... especially Mayorov/ Is Russia a rotten country? Dull//
Andrey Petrikov
How can you argue about diffculties in Your age? Have You ever faced corruption? Looking for a job? Healthcare? Have You ever thought about eraning money or gas prices?
Viktoria Dyomina
:D
Andrey Petrikov
I meant no offense, but I think, that any discussion should be supported by some facts or ideas. Simply shouting "Russia is cooool" is very much likely to hear at zombie fests like Seliger, not in communities of thinking ones.
Aygul Bakirova
Чтобы любить свою страну не должно быть доказательств! Мы жы не спорим что правильнее- любить ее или презирать!
Artem Savin
grow up, kid, grow up.
Oleg Babin
Aigul, you can live abroad and still to be a patriot. Please, speak English, respect other people.
Govind Bankani
I think those who live abroad and out of their native country can at times be more patriotic than those living in the home country. Everyone is an individual and different in view and thought so let's respect that person's line of thinking.
Viktoria Dyomina
that's it))
Andrey Petrikov
+1
All those, who I know and who live abroad, are way more patriotic, than most of us. They love their motherland as itself, not having to live in it as in an environment.
Vladimir Belikov
this is true. This applies to many Russians living abroad, too.

Earlier this year a group of Russian scientists who live and work abroad (mainly in Europe and the USA) wrote an open letter to the Russian government about problems of Russian science and education and what could be done, in their view, in order to improve the situation.

They wrote of young talented scientists, who face a hard choice either of staying in Russia, living on miserable wage and working in miserable conditions with outdated and obsolete experimental and computational equipment, with no perspectives for their scientific careers, or going abroad temporarily or permanently in order to develop and open up their scientific potential. They wrote of many different sad things, which are going on in Russia.

And I saw real concern and pain in their words, concern for their Motherland, which they left not because they do not love it, but because they did not see ways to reveal their scientific potential and to apply it to the benefit of their Motherland. Actually, being abroad they do more for Russia than they could have been doing while staying in Russia. They preserve Russian scientific schools and scientific traditions, which are in decay in Russia itself.

As far as I can judge, in Russia this open letter did not receive wide circulation and public attention. I wonder if this was because of indifference of the public or because of instructions from the government not to popularize this letter.
Artem Savin
even though I rarely read the news about things going on in Russia, I do remember that latter. To tell you the truth, it's been heard but the real question is that too many things require a total rebuild from the ground up in order to make this country suitable for and favourable to science.

More importantly, the whole Russian government, police and army have to be eradicated and replaced by worthy people before anything truly beneficial to our country's prosperity can start happening.
Vladimir Belikov
You are right, a refurbishing will not help. A complete rebuilding is needed. But for this, one would need most active, energetic, talented, bright and, most important, honest people to do the job. And such people are the very people who tend to leave the country, on average.

So it looks like a trap with no escape. And the longer this situation lasts, the tighter the trap becomes.

This applies not only to Russia, but also to the majority of the post-Soviet countries.
Govind Bankani
It is difficult to get a complete eradication and things generally work with progress. When you boil water with a tea bag the colour is black but when you add one drop of milk there is small change in colour but as few further drops are added there is total transformation, both in colour and in taste.. Similarly when one honest, hard working and patriotic individual enters the system things will slowly change. It is not about mass of amazing people to enter the system from the bottom as they will not produce the change that is required. We require the change from top order and then see the ripple effect tremble down.
India has elements of corruption but this is at political level. One man has taken a step into the system to change that and subsequently many are following his steps but like with everything the people at the top will attempt to stop these individuals from entering in the first place.

To change the world one needs to change himself and if this virus of changed mentality gradually spreads things will change slowly.

PS: In the olden days one household went miles from his home town to another to work and he sent monthly wages back home. This allowed the family to progress and his childrens to educate. Being away from home one can do far more good than ploughing the field that yield nothing!!!!
Artem Savin
> Similarly when one honest, hard working and patriotic individual enters the system things will slowly change.

A truly corrupted system, like Russia's state, will squash such a person long before he's able to change anything.

It's very difficult to imagine the actions required to break the vicious circle of people, money and power in our country.
Artem Savin
I've found a nice post about the real world (about protests on Wall Street):

The real power-brokers love to be behind the scenes. They aren't the ones who are out there, on TV, participating in campaigns, issuing press releases, etc. That's all a puppet show for public consumption, to put it simply.

The real aristocracy does everything by proxy, by funding, by corporations, and by front organizations. The single most effective thing they ever did was to replace real state-issued money with bank-issued monetized debt. That's how you grab a nation by the balls without ever using physical force.

I doubt these protesters have the sophistication or the awareness to see through the bullshit and understand what they're actually opposing. Unfortunately, they are likely to be useful idiots, pawns on someone's great chessboard. That's generally the problem when you have blind, stupid, unfocused rage that lacks understanding and a strong sense of constructive purpose. That's why (in terms of Establishment priorities) it's okay to give them so much media attention. It's little more than a way to get the "troublemakers" to identify themselves and be arrested or otherwise put through the system.
Nikolina Grigoryeva
want me to be honest? RUSSIA IS A SHIT HOLE, no wonder why ppl wanna leave this country and never return back
Artem Savin
For people who managed to turn Russia into a gold mine it's not that bad. Alas, most of them have double citizenship, and they are Russians only nominally.
Boshko Jovanovich
If russia is shit hole than russans are pile of shit
Artem Savin
surprisingly you are right about a lot of people in Russia, and you are perfectly right about out authorities.
Самира Гайад
Coz they think that life is always better somewhere else. Sadly, we always forget, that no one has to give us some better life. We must work for it. Wherever you are, in your native country or abroad.
And let's be honest, a person can't get any respect abroad if he (she) says, my motherland - the culture and home of my parents, friends and all relatives is a shit hole. If you dont respect your own nature, culture and home, you can not give it to others. So why whould THEY respect you?

Hey, by the way, if you still dont have ghettos in Russia, why do you think that US is better? Or any other country?
Самира Гайад
and Art. As Bulgakov wrote "The ruins are not in the closets but in the heads". People "eat" too much myths about living abroad. Youth is ready to leave to US and work there at McDonald's! Just to live there. They could use their brains, get education here (which is for sure not as expensive as abroad) and work in their homeland, developing it! I am sure it would be better. The problem is in our minds. We need to work with what we have, coz if you take it on closer view it could be not so bad.
Andrey Petrikov
just take a look around. Try to get some papers in time without bribing. Try to confront any police officer or someone with money/power at a court - you'll see the real shithole. Try to visit a hospital, a school.
BTW, many universities in Russia are much more expensive, than ones abroad.
I understand, that there are a lot of troubles abroad, but still - there will never be so much anarchy as here.
Vladimir Belikov
recently a former Russian scientist, who works now in the UK, discovered graphene - a new material with wonderful properties. For instance, it is 500 times as strong as steel, and its electric conductivity is much better than that of silver.

Why such a discovery was not possible in Russia?

The discovery was accidental - the scientist accidentally applied a sticky scotch tape to a piece of graphite, then tore it away and saw some traces on it. He put the piece of tape into an electronic microscope and discovered that this was a single layer of the graphite crystal lattice. That was the new material.

In order to make such a discovery one needs an electronic microscope readily available at hand. Maybe in the same laboratory, maybe in another laboratory in the same building. I live in a city with a population of one million people, where in Soviet times many research centers existed. There are about 10 electronic microscopes in the entire city now, all made 40 or more years ago, some are not working anymore, time of operation of those that work is scheduled by minutes for months ahead for those, who prepare their scientific dissertations. In order to get an access to the microscope one needs to write a substantiation of the necessity, to explain, which observations he or she is going to make and why these observations are scientifically important.

In such settings a guy wanting to put a piece of sticky tape into an electronic microscope would look like an idiot. Nobody would let him do this. And the discovery, which earned him a Nobel Prize, would not have happened. The guy would have to apply his inventive mind to how to cheat on people buying potatoes at the local rural market.
Vladimir Belikov
By the way, this thread was initiated by a British person. This is how in Britain people understand the situation in Russia and other former Soviet countries. Certainly, it is not correct to say that most Russians want to leave Russia. But many do. Too many. Luckily for Russia, not all of those who would like to leave Russia actually leave it.
Самира Гайад
A friend of mine, original american just moved from Chikago to Kiev. Do you know what he said about moving? "I can't stand any more this f*cking city with so many guns and drugs, these police is everywhere. Politicians lie all the time"
What about East? You think you live so bad? Oh nooooo)
Самира Гайад
May be, but if not? I would pretty happy if all rude, shellow youth would move from Ukraine to some another country)
Vladimir Belikov
the problem is that those rude and shallow will stay where they are. They may dream of better places, but they are quite comfortable where they are. They do not have perspectives in European countries and they understand this. Maybe they could be at place in some US cities (the USA is very different from Europe), if whole gangs could move simultaneously. But this is very unlikely. So they will remain here, while polite, tender, intelligent, clever and talented will tend to move out. They already do.
Самира Гайад
Thanks God, not all of them do or wanna do this. I still have a lot of friends all over in Ukraine and Russia who are very clever and polite and some of them feel very comfortable with their work in a native coutnry. I think...we are just sometimes lazy to see the opportunities of having good job here. You may say I am a dreamer, but I am not the only one (c) Lennon.
Vladimir Belikov
:) I like your confidence. Maybe I am too pessimistic. Or maybe I am too old.
Самира Гайад
Optimism and pessimism are both not good) It is better to be realistic. The glass is absolutely full, one half of water, one half of air. )
Vladimir Belikov
in my younger years (over 30 years ago), when the Soviet Union had political strains both with the USA and China, there was a joke that optimists learn English, pessimists learn Chinese, and realists learn the Kalashnikov submachine gun.

At that time I was a realist. I learned a little of English and a lot of Kalashnikov. :)
Yana Danilova
I'd like to leave Russia and I've already chosen the country I want to live in- It's a Canada. But at the same time I realize that the process of immigration is not so simple as it may be seen from the very first. There are so many obstacles and problems on the way of living in a foreign country. First of all it's the problem of finding a proper job as our Russian education is not valued abroad,except for having diploma of Moscow Universities. Then, it's very hard for many people to accommodate to new conditions and orders of the country and besides it may take lots of years to adapt to a new place. That's why I still can not make up my mind to leave native country. May be in the future I will be more courageous and give this idea to be realized.
Самира Гайад
I tried to learn Chinese, which sounds to me like Russian swearing. According to your test I am between realism and optimism and very far from pessimism)))
Anna Berdnikova
I have one reason for going away is eternal prisedent PUTIN ;D
Govind Bankani
Sorry everyone, I was away for sometime and didnt contribute to this discussion. What is the general feeling about the recent election results and the protest that took place in Moscow. Did any one participate in the centre square?
Artem Savin
there can be no general feeling, as pretty much everyone has his own opinion about the past elections.

I'm quite sure the results were artificially skewed towards Mr. Putin, but not by a large amount. There are just too many people in Russia who refuse to think and refuse to accept the reality of this country - they savour propaganda which says Russia is still a great country and our potential is enormous.
Yulia Kozlova
Russia is a country of THIEVES. Many people who don't want to steal money and share them with other thieves want to move abroad. It's out of the question.
Albert Safin
I don't know if this answer has sounded but the one of reasons to leave this country is completely even like a mirror European roads.
Rostislav Oleynik
I want to live in Russia. I am proud of my country And I hope.... No, I am sure Will be time When I say "I am Russian I am the happiest man". Аnd we will make all world to speak Russian language
PS... sorry for my bad English...
Ahmet Harputlugil
i want to live in russia, why peaple wants to leave russia? stay there, don't want to be alone :))
Sergey Mikhaylov
I want to live in Russia. All my friends here. My family. People who I love, who loves me. Never leave my country. Die here.
Mark Cramer
For those who think that corruption and greed in government do not exist outside of Russia.......think again.
Katya Katerina
What can I say... If you are shit here, you stay shit in another place. But if you a good person with good abilities.. Some people had a good job here, friends, family. And they moved in USA, for example. Now they haven't friends, family and do dirty and hard work (nurses, waiters, drivers). For what? For cheap hamburgers?
Alyona Mashentseva
personally i wanna stay in Russia. i think there are a lot of opportunities to get a good job here and earn not bad salary, if u want that sure..thats more diffiicult to move in USA for example and live there..to start everything from the beginning..another culture, people. And nobody need ur high russian education in USA. I like USA and other countries. I would like to travel to different places but live here.
Inna Alexandrovna
I want to live everywhere! Perfectly, every couple years in new country =) The World is so interesting.
Natasha Cash
I didn't plan to move here , but it happened, and I am OK with that :) Remember "Blur", their "Song 2": "It wasn't easy, but nothing is".
Nariman Yakubov
cuz life goes better out there
Zlata Masevich
That's all rubbish! I adore my country and i don't wanna leave. Travelling? With pleasure. But my home is here. I'm thinking like a russian. That's stupid to think that smb's waiting for you personally out there. Nobody does. And nobody will respect you there, sadly. Let's stay here, guys, and make our home better.
Govind Bankani
Will the FIFA world cup 2018 bring changes to the cities that are hosting it? Has any work commenced in preparation for the cup being held in Russia?
Andrey Petrikov
Here in Nizhniy Novgorod, two years ago we faced an international summit. The police moved cars along those streets, where the delegates would travel, and blocked several major roads for ours. So, the summit brought us only traffic jams and inconveniences. So I don't think the world cup will be a way to improve something - just a way to show off and get money for those, who hold the power.
Polina Fedoskova
Vladivostok summit was the same. Jams, white money and trying hard to show the city as a thriving and lovely one. I don't like people saying, that leaving Russia is the only way, but I can understand them. To live here often means to struggle with everything and everyone, but I wanna believe, I can make things go better. Just my dreams, but what's wrong with trying?
Ivan Ivanov
I love my homeland. I like city (Moscow) where i was born. I traveled a lot. I visited about 25 countries and I have my own opinion about this point. There are a lot of problems everywhere in the world. And Russia is not exception at this. Russia has a lot of disadvantages but has preferences too. I can compare. Believe me. I dont want to write them (it's too long list) but if someone need to know i can write personally. just ask me :)
Juna Nguyen
I wanna go to Russia. That's why i'm learning Russian to be able to study in Russia next year =)
Julia Alpatova
Russia (even Moscow) is not good place to live in. I don't like our goverment. They do absolutely nothing to make live in country better. Education means nothing for future job. I would like to make our live better, but it's impossible to do it alone, just as everybody things only about himself and about money.
Boshko Jovanovich
what do ordinary russians that russia become better place?
Julia Alpatova
stop thinking only about profit...
Анастасия Рейн
Dream of my life was to live in USA, so dreams come true and now I am here.
I wanted to live in Russia last year but now...I don't feel like I have a future in this country.
Even if it's boring here I am gonna fight for this chance till the end.
Валентина Солдатенко
My daughter"s relatives in Norway said-Come 2 live in Norway! I answered-Oh no,I love Russia.They were surprised.I want 2 visit Norway,but my country is RUSSIA.We must B with our Motherland & help her.If good people leave Russia,who will make it a better place? And don"t think that everything is IDEAL abroad.I met a man(30y.) in Bergen,works in the shop as a shop assistant.In Russia he was an economist,Norway doesn"t need our specialists.
Oleg Babin
The main question: How he lived then he was economist in Russia, and how he lives now. Quality of life more important than your social status.
Валентина Солдатенко
They follow the laws of economy.There was a school in a village.It was closed,because only a few children went there.To have that school was 2 expensive 4 a commune.The commune is made up of a few "villages"in which there are no shops,barber"s-nothing.Many years ago they were closed,for they count their money.All the shops,photo-office etc are in the center.If U need anth, U have 2 go 2 the centre.And the people agree with tnat.The centre is 12 km away.
Валентина Солдатенко
The people of the commune built a sports ground 4 school.& nobody paid them. They were asked 2 build & they did it.There is a sport school ,but there are no coaches,the fathers work there without being paid.The best skier teaches kids 2 ski.The former champion in high jump teaches 2 jump.My son-in law is responsible 4 football & so on.They spend a lot of time with their children.Smb"s father takes a van & they go 2 another village 2 play football or bowling.
Olya Khojali-Yevtyunina
I don't want to live or to go back to Russian speaking countries because of people maybe.
Zaur Nabiev
Ask question why Russians want to leave Russia to Russian government. They know a current answer and reason.
Olya Khojali-Yevtyunina
I know as well :D Because they just about their purse but not about people ;)
Zaur Nabiev
You're absolutely right!!!
Irina Kutyukhina
Now u r sitting there and slinging mud at Russia. Instead of doing something essential, how u r saying. There is nothing so vile than dirty your own country. Guys, your grandfathers and grandmothers protected it for YOU! it's just disrespectful
Anna Kuzhelivskaya
A person can choose a better place for him or her to live, and it is not bad...
Zaur Nabiev
Fish searches a deeper place, a human- better one.
Lina Williams
Im leaving Russia because my husband is an american, but that doesnt mean i dont like russia or smth like that) we both love it,but cant stay here now.
Benny Saravi
After livingin russia for almost 10 years i am certain that many russian girls 22-35 lost all hope of finding an adequate man to be married with--and therefore they seek out of Russia as long as they are young
Benny Saravi
well it could be a good idea if you improve your english before leaving Russia--to leave Russia insant of left Russia
Yulia Lisitsina
I'm 19 years old, and I haven't thought about marriage yet... But I agree with you....
Benny Saravi
with legs like yours i'm pretty sure you have fun enough in Russia too!!!!!!!!!!
Boshko Jovanovich
I make mistakes in order that people can consider me for an idiot
Benny Saravi
As long as Russia is non democratic regime nothing will get better--
Benny Saravi
Don't forget to turn off the light in your home before you exit the country--other than that i quite agree with you
Анастасия Рейн
I used to live in US, I leave just because I've got a chance to but now I am back to Russia and I will be back as doing as possible. Well I am hoping so. But now I moved back because of my friends here, in Russia.
Анастасия Рейн
Left*
Govind Bankani
People are leaving due to economical reasons. With more boarders being opened on Europe you can see the movement of the young. If Russia became part of EU (unlikely) you would see lot of people leaving Russia.
Oleg Ilyenko
Here are my two cents.
I used to live in St.Petersburg all my life and then I moved to Odessa (Ukraine).
That's not a big difference but climat here is far more better and people are more kind and polite.
From here Russia seems as a very depressive country,where people are unhappy to live not because of current economical or political situation but just "as is"
During my recent visit there as a tourist with a "fresh eye" I've noticed loads of drunk people of all ages on the streets.They drink shitty booze under cold rain and wind and then hang around with meaningless eyes expression. Only one word comes to my mind-"Hopelessness"
I'm not sure about the rest of Russia but North-West is a complete shithole with weird people and a goddamn climat.
Artem Savin
Sheeple are always brilliant in their manner of defending their screwed over motherland, even in situations when they're themselves screwed over. Alas, the time of Tzars and Stalins have long gone and "поцреоты" are governed by complete whores who have sold or stolen almost every piece of Russia.

And even when they have no valid arguments to prove their superiority (as if there were any), they start calling names. It's even funnier to realize that sheeple need to believe in something - like Jesus Christ or heathen Gods.

Nice, I mean utterly pathetic, to the point of being utterly ridiculous.

Поцреотический sheeple of course don't know English, "we live in our small self-contained universe".
Saunajaakko Kauhala
I live next to Russia in Finland. What shocks me with Russia is all that discrimination and violence minorities experience there, were they sexual or ethnic. And after this gay"propaganda" law kicked in, I lost lots of respect towards Russia and it's people. This site itself is good example: pics of extreme right retards abusing people, and maintenance does nothing. If I ever found myself inside this grim country, I would get the hell out quickly as possible. Because Russia truly IS shithole..
Rostislav Oleynik
финик не бузи... живи толерантненько с геями...и пусть они тебя долбят.. ((
Saunajaakko Kauhala
What makes you think I understand russian? All I have to work with is google translate and it didn't help much. .____.
Oleg Ilyenko
don't pay too much attention to that prick.
Russians don't like minorities,and mostly don't like each other.
Hate dominates in this country,if they don't have gays,they will definitely find someone or something to hate.
Many smart people have gone from that effing country,but they escaped not from poorness or something like that,but because of that aggression.

Saunajaakko Kauhala
Oleg, True dat. But it doesn't mean Russian people need less interaction. The other way around: russia needs more interaction with world to become better place. Btw what did he even say?
Boshko Jovanovich
care more about nokia and do not care for russia
Oleg Ilyenko
He said that you,finnish fool,had better stay in Finland in all that tolerance.And let gays fuck you,personally.
You know,we have two cultures in that country.One of them is a western-oriented and another one is a villagers culture.Villagers hate citizens,because of their higher quality of life,and citizens don't like villagers for their ignorance.
Well educated and western oriented is a small layer compared to the rest of population.
And they prefer to keep orthodox values and their "own path" and to look down at other nations.
Saunajaakko Kauhala
Should I ignore it when humanrights are violated? I don't think so. I won't accept bigotry in any form or any place.
Saunajaakko Kauhala
Хахаха. Ты говоришь, как немой обезьяны фанатик. Обучать себя и научиться терпеть.
Boshko Jovanovich
so, you are Barack Obama....
Saunajaakko Kauhala
What the hell that even meant? That didn't make any sense..
Валентина Солдатенко
There are Finnish people in our town.They have the right to leave for Finland.In 90-s many of them left Russia.They got flats in Finland,learned Finnish,but now some of them come back to Russia.Russia is their native country.
Govind Bankani
But with so much unpredictability I can understand why most of them want to leave. When Poland joined EU everyone came to England in search of better life and pay.
Валентина Солдатенко
People always want to have a better life(not only Russians & Polish).Now I hear many good words about Norway-1 of the richest countries.But before 1969 Norway was 1 of the poorest in Europe,maybe the poorest. 800 thousand Norwegians emigrated to the USA to find a better life. Many people emigrated to other countries.(The population was over 2 mln) But at the end of 70-s OIL appeared in Norway.It belongs to all people in N.The country is rich & Norwegian people came back-they brought new ideas,fresh stream in their life.
Vera Kuznetsova
I adore living in Russia and I adore travelling ! So, I don't want to leave my dear country whatever would happen, but the opportunity to travell makes me happy. And, of course, it's so wonderful to return home after some journey, full of impressions and new experience.
Russia is a country of true love, sincerity and freedom.
Of course, nowadays more negative features appeared in our society, especially in big cities... But it's only outside viewing. In majority the Russians are wonderful people:)
Андрей Антонов
Весаusе wе Russiаns аrе сrazу :)
Vladimir Blinov
I prefer to live in Russia and to travel in world))
Vasily Anisin
not to go to my country, leave to rest Russia
Валентина Солдатенко
Every time I come back to Russia,I feel happy.I come back HOME.And only living far from your native country u understand what your country means for you.

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