A decade ago I had the biggest standoff I’ve ever had with my wife. She demanded we leave Russia.

I spent most of my teen years away from Russia but Moscow was my home. I was studying abroad — first in the US, then England — but would be back In Moscow for every school break.

I missed Moscow during my boarding school years and missed it even more when I was at university because my girlfriend (Natasha — now my wife of over twenty years, the hero of this story!) was in Moscow.



Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Alexei Sorokin

A Russian immigrant in America, father of 4, Cambridge and Harvard Business School alum. I run and write every day.