The uncertain journey of my Russian identity
First, there is a question of what makes up one’s national identity. What makes one — irrespective of where one’s home is—a Russian, an American, a Brit, and so on.
I could write a lot about this and venture into the territory of soul searching.
But I also know a shortcut answer to my question.
If you speak with an accent, there is a good chance your identity is closely linked to the country where you spent your younger years. You spent enough years in your nation of origin to reach adolescence so you…