I am A belgian girl with two Moroccan grand-parents. I am perhaps maybe maybe not Islamic, dress extremely Western. My features may also be fairly European (as a type of my nose/face) aside from my skin color.
Now, i am considering learning on Slavonic studies when I’m really passionate about Russia, Slavonic languages (i am currently learning Ukrainian) and Eastern European countries. There is absolutely no question i will study this in September, so that your responses will alter absolutely nothing about this. My studies should include a semester or two invested in a country that is slavonic ideally Russia. I would personally like to head to Tver, Moscow, St.-Petersburg or Gorno-Altaysk. I might understand Russian perfectly. I would personally never be your typical tourist/student: I love backpacking and going off the beaten course; I’d additionally make use of the potential for being in Russia to go to remote villages, smaller towns etc. to keep in touch with individuals and progress to understand the tradition.
When I’m extremely excited about my future studies and could have the chance to see Russia as soon as the fall of 2018, i have been reading a lot, and disturbingly have discovered a great deal of tales about racism in Russia, especially Moscow. I understand this concern was expected a great deal, but how dreadful could it be, actually? Of course i understand a number of the news needs to be exaggerated, but frankly, just exactly how regular are violent attacks? Do the attackers simply pick anyone who randomly does not appear white, or do they just attack African/Caucasian individuals? Or individuals who dress Islamic/traditionally African/Asian, whom seem like low-skilled workers and refugees? Continue reading