To live is to suffer. And then we got our green cards.

8 long years.

We came to the US in 2013, on an H1B visa. Four kids, a couple of pets, lots of suitcases.

During my two years (2005–2007) at business school in Boston — we were a smaller family then — we greatly enjoyed our time in America and knew we’d want to be back. But back in the day, I was really in love with Russia and Moscow and the Russian economy was really hot so I went to Russia. But not everything worked out, and we eventually decided to leave. Not that our lives in America have been all success and…