From Russian With Love

Hello and welcome!

My name is Stanislav, but you can call me Stan, and yes, I am Russian – the friendly one. I was born in 1982 in the country which doesn’t exist anymore; I was born in USSR. I suppose you can consider me as a Russian person. But I am the friendly one, remember that?

This scary Russian smile

I always wanted to live in the United States of America, but I was so dumb, I didn’t do anything for this dream. I didn’t learn English*, I didn’t get the right education that would help me to get an H1B visa (working visa). I didn’t do anything except I applied for Green Card Lottery. I applied and completely forgot about it.

You know, now, the more I think about it, the more I believe that God has a really strange sense of humor. My very first application got selected and I won the Green Card. I was 30 years old, I didn’t have any money, I couldn’t speak any English* and I didn’t have anyone except my wife and two beautiful kids.

This plane brought me to the States

May 31st, 2013 we came to the States. Oh man, what a beautiful day was it: scary and beautiful at the same time.  From the first day of being “American,” we started living “the American dream”. We took a personal loan from my parents, we took a car loan because we ‘needed’ a new car for our new American life. I even bought financed a motorcycle. One year after we came to the States and became true Americans we found ourselves $50,000 in debt. Oh boy, we were so dumb.

From that day we decided that we don’t want to be a typical family with debt carrying from one generation to another with student loans for our kids or a car payment or any other payments. We decided to be weird and live the Real American Dream.

This blog is my little notebook a diary where I post true stories about a Russian family living The American Dream.

*Please forgive my poor English, I came to the States in 2013 without any English, and have been learning since.

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4 Responses to From Russian With Love

  1. You’re English is quite good. Especially with only 4 years of practice. It is unfortunate that the American dream normally does carry a LOT of debt (ask me how I know). I am glad to hear you are paving a new path like many other people to help flip over the American dream right side up.

    • Thanks a lot for your comment and nice words about my English, I appreciate that. (I have a lot of work to do for improving). I love this country and believe that the old/traditional American Dream is alive. I want to prove it, and share my experience with others.

  2. Zaxon says:

    Love the blog, going to be following it going forward. I saw it on 1500days and read all your posts. Also born 1982 but in different circumstances as im native US. Inspiring story. Sorry im posting under pseudonym, im shy.

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