Death-stinking, blood-stained flag

I want to give an example of how Russia’s war messes up my family’s Russian identity.

This problem is not a problem. There are bigger problems in life and of course, there is real suffering experienced by millions in Ukraine or displaced from Ukraine.

But I wanted to share an honest episode from the life of my family. Absolutely trivial and insignificant in the grandiose scheme of things but also telling.

We immigrated to America in 2013 and became permanent residents after a rather long immigration journey. One of my…



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Alexei Sorokin

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