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…



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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.