Hi Everybody with at least some Russian roots all around the world!
Happy New Year 2012!
I just want to open a discussion about this topic. This because I have often been thinking since the fall of the Soviet Union, that what about if Russia invited all people around the world with some Russian roots to go back and live and build the whole Russian area? Russia is a big and rich country who needs people with all kind of skills.
Two of my grandparents were Russian emigrés (emigrates) but, however, I don't know any Russian language. But I have often been thinking why were they among the last people to leave and why didn't they travel somewhere further - to Paris, to America, or elsewhere but stayed only about 350 km from St. Petersburg. Now I think that they might have been among such responsible people, who wanted to be among the first people to return, if that had become possible. But that didn't happen and they stayed in the West not far away from Russia and St.Petersburg.
Many countries also give their nationality /citizenship to people who have two grandparents from that country. This is also a fact Russia ought to see to and allow some people even to have some double citizenship. The modern world would for example need people with both Russian and EU-citizenship. And they should give the Russian citizenship even to people who don't know the Russian language. For example in my case I should not even know the Russian language. I shouldn't have anything in my identity that hinted to the Soviet Union. (What is the difference between the Russian language in the Soviet Union compared with the language in the "old" Russia?)
When I was to Leningrad sometimes, around 1967, I cried for a week because I became so sad of everything I had seen there. And somehow I felt that it was the city of my ancestors. Do you have any feelings for Russia - how do you feel about Russia today?
What about if some "Movement back to Russia" started? There are too many people trying to come into the area of the Old Europe and that cannot end very well and the news also tell that the life of many people in America has turned to become very miserable. How come? What about if the solution for building some new kind of life, were to move back to Russia and make it a very great nation and country!
And how are the people with some modern Russian roots doing all around in the world of today? Maybe some are involved in criminality, some have ended in some kind of strange businesses (all kind of sex industry), are there some in modern slavery (Russian people without identity papers just working for almost no wage???), students, unemployed, people in misery, people having more "normal" lives with work, home and other things?
Please, have a discussion about all this and related things! Maybe we should start writing letters to Russian President, important people and authorities etc!