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"in far eastern city of Yakutsk where i was born situation of course was different, no discrimination at all. in fact after period of trouble in 1990 many ethnic russians and other europeans left this place and much more ethnic minorities moved in. so it became thoroughly asian city where local speech is more often spoken than russian."

And this is what I'd assumed (I indeed have an ethnic Russian friend who left that area around that time.)  But you still felt uncomfortable there?  

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by poemless on Thu May 21st, 2009 at 02:49:57 PM EST
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yes and no. it's difficult to say as i have not been in russia continuously for almost 4 years now. my family wants me to return but i drag my feet. (i wanted to say prevaricate however i am not sure about meaning of this word).
i don't think i will have problems in my town, it's possible only in european russia where there are many street gangs and some even with racist agenda.
i am actually afraid of life in yakutsk, it's a small place of 200 thousand people and there are not many interesting people around whom i can talk to. here in india or maybe later in south east asia (if i move there) i find many more interesting people. not only from the first world but also (and mainly) locals.
by FarEasterner on Thu May 21st, 2009 at 03:35:10 PM EST
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