My parents moved when I was in school, just wanted to get out of the country. I now study at a major Canadian university, getting my engineering diploma. Couldn't be happier, really, and even though I still have friends in Russia I don't intend to come back and live there after my studies are done. Visited the country a couple years back, and honestly, it's not a place I want to spend the rest of my life in. Even Moscow (or, perhaps, especially Moscow?) depresses me, the people, the attitude, the quality of life, the rudeness and the "жлобство" (is there even a word to describe it in English?). Also, there is nothing quite like being approached by the "гопники" in my hometown, it is such a magical feeling and one I grew quite unaccustomed to after years of living in a society that simply doesn't have anything remotely close.