Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A Political Refugee's Story: Russian Lawyer Flees Moscow for New Jersey

Fort Lee is home to a growing population of immigrants from the former Soviet Union, which leads me to wonder--what are some of the conditions that led our neighbors to come to the U.S.? Here's an article from the recent edition of U.S. News and World Report that sheds some light on the political conditions that recent emigres have left behind:

From the July 28 edition of U.S. News & World Report:

MOSCOW—Just over a year ago, Boris Kuznetsov moved to the United States, dream destination for would-be migrants all over the world. Now living in a two-room apartment in Fort Lee, N.J., the 64-year-old ex-Muscovite has a view of the Hudson River, and he is adapting to his new life by taking English and driving lessons. Read the full story.

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