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By Vera Kishinevsky

Kishinevsky tells the shops of 3 generations of ladies who immigrated to the USA from Russia and satellite tv for pc states, inviting the reader into their truth and proposing their worldviews, attitudes and views via robust and interesting lifestyles tales. She interviewed 5 triads of immigrant ladies (retired grandmothers, midlife moms and teen daughters). Her research of those strong items yields unforeseen conclusions concerning the energy of relatives ties and intergenerational affects that proceed to form the worldview of younger Russian-Americans. The publication is written from a multicultural point of view exploring such normal concerns as acculturation, assimilation and mental adjustment of immigrants because it applies to the Russian immigrants.

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I did not want the risk; I may get dizzy in the evening. I also listen to my cousin’s advice. She gave me all kinds of information about separate eating, like what foods should not be eaten together. She is a professor of separate eating, like meat is not to be eaten with starches, I mean meat and bread. Red vegetables should be eaten separately from green ones. This is her hobby. She used to fast for the whole week at a time. When I came to America, she looked like a barrel, and now she is slim.

I am interested in her classes; I cannot let my granddaughter’s education pass by me. ” I worked in schools for seventeen years, so I remember the programs for every subject. When my students were graduating from the tenth grade, it was such an emotional goodbye for the whole group. They were like family to me and to each other, and we kept the ties after the graduation, ten years together is not a trifle. Margarita looks very well now, she stopped smoking and gained some weight, and she looks better this way.

Margarita has a job here, she has her own place, and she managed to furnish it according to her taste. She lives very close; we wanted it this way so that we can help her. We came here following Margarita and her daughter, for their sake, as it usually is among us. Dosia lived with us for a while, so that Margarita was able to work and to study. She does not depend on us as she did there. Naturally she did not feel this dependency because it was all done from the heart. We have to help our children, we love them; how else can it be?

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