July 15, 2022

Why They Stayed


Why They Stayed

In the wake of Russia’s launching of its Ukraine War, an estimated 150,000+ young Russians have fled the country for Georgia, the Baltics, Turkey, and elsewhere in Europe. We talked to a few who, for reasons they explain, have stayed in Russia.

Think back to when the news was coming in from all sides that everyone was leaving Russia. What did you think/feel?

For me, there never was a time like that. I didn’t really know any of the people who were leaving, so it didn’t bother me. One person I knew left, and that made me sad. But he’s back already.


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