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Куда нас приводят мечты… и как это происходит?

Good day everyone, English version of the story will come later, this is a Russian version of the story about Anna, who started her life from a new page several times, she started several companies, moved to another country, started there her publishing business and writes a book with her husband “How to create a TRUE partnership in marriage and in business?”

12439134_1064939546884269_4585328013358385476_nМеня зовут Анна Сандермоен. Фамилию свою я только что поменяла, потому что вышла замуж за человека из Норвегии и переехала жить к нему. Мы живем в Швейцарии. Раньше, пока я жила в России, даже представить себе не могла, что когда-нибудь откажусь от своей фамилии Чедия. Я думала, что не родился еще такой мужчина ради которого я бы отказалась от своей индивидуальности. Я всегда считала, что мое имя отражает мою индивидуальность. Из-за необычной фамилии, которая досталась мне по маминой линии от ее отца, моего дедушки, меня с детства часто дразнили в советских школах, но благодаря этому ощущение моей индивидуальности во мне только крепло. С тех пор как я встретила своего нынешнего мужа, для меня постепенно открылось иное понимание замужества: замужество для меня не связано с потерей индивидуальности или отказом от нее, напротив, я ее активно обогащаю и, мне кажется, (я надеюсь!) мой муж тоже. Для меня оказалось большой честью носить фамилию мужа, потому что таким образом я начала чувствовать себя и частью его семьи, и частью его страны. А для любого человека нет ощущения более ценного, чем ощущение принадлежности и причастности сообществу, которое не только тебя готово защитить, но также им можно и гордиться. То, что касается моей девичьей фамилии, я о ней почти не сожалею, потому что достижения и подвиги моих предков с этой фамилией были преданы страной забвению. Это стыд, позор и большая боль, но такова реальность.

Сейчас мне 42 года. У меня есть 11-летняя дочь от моего предыдущего гражданского брака в Москве. Она живет вместе с нами в Швейцарии и ходит здесь в местную школу.

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Author Maryana Serpinina

10417452_1661023330828452_7424804327759746556_nToday’s story is about Maryana, future bestselling author. =)

Maryana is 30 years old. At the age of 15 she moved with her parents to Portugal from Vladivostok (Russia).

She quickly learned the language, thanks to school teachers and new friends. Thanks to her natural curiosity and desire to learn portugese culture, Maryana quickly discovered best places to have cappucino, or secret night views from the mountains.

In the beginning Maryana lived on Madeira island, later she moved to Lisbon, where she lives with her boyfriend.

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Designer of handbags and future writer

13925631_1114926628568257_3092809729178924031_oToday I want to present you story by Elena. She struggled in her life, but her optimism and hope helped her to achieve new goals and dreams.

Good day everyone, my name is Elena. I am 35 years old. I am married for 18 years and I have a 13 years old son. My men are my team.

Now we live in the USA, where we came 3 months ago.

We love warm and sunny Florida, where summer, ocean and smiling people are all year around.

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Jewelry designer from Georgia

13719570_1749163831962239_757570599819800672_oAfter I got the idea to organise a creative exhibition and started to promote it on facebook, I met a great number of talented artists and designers.

About one person will be today’s article.

Let me introduce Victoria Rudenko, Ukrainian who is living in Georgia (Republic), an artwood jewelry designer.

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Candles from Denmark

13438929_1126351964105081_1935809325867660852_nLiving in an another country can be hard, but it also can give great motivation for self development.
This little story about such person. Let me introduce Julie and her candles.
Julie is 28 years old, she is from Ukraine (Donetsk), where she lived with her family. When there started war actions in the region, they decided to move away.
Because of her husband’s work, they could move Denmark with a little daughter, to Fyn. It happened 1,5 years ago.

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Aarhus Explorers

urbancodeLiving in another country can be struggling, but also it gives a lot of interesting meetings and surprises.

Several weeks ago at meeting at a museum I met Joanna. We talked and it appeared that she has her own company.

I met her and her business partner for an interview and I am looking forward to share their story.

Joanna came to Denmark from Poland 4 years ago, she is married to a Dane. In Poland Joanna was an English teacher.

Her partner, Jandira, is from Guatemala. She has been married with a Dane for 23 years. Before they lived in Mexico, Venezuela, where she worked in an export industry. In total she has been living in Denmark for 7 years.

As most of the internationals, the women had the same problems: integration into the Danish society, learning the language, inability to use their educations in potentional jobs.

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To be happy at foreign country

11866490_10205634350232637_4913902510680936128_nOften when I meet immigrants, they start to complain about their present life at a foreign country, how different new culture is and how they miss their homes. It makes me sad to hear this, because I think if you made decision to live at a foreign country, you need to do everything possible to understand it and to be happy.

That‘s why meeting with such person as Michelle is a life present to me. As it appeared, it wasn’t the first time Michelle gave interview, she was telling her life story before.

Michelle is a positive and active person and she shows that an immigrant can find happiness in a new country.

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