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Club to help Russian compatriots assimilation opens in Sweden

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Club to help Russian compatriots assimilation opens in Sweden


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The Find Your Way Club, which helps Russian compatriots to adapt abroad, started working in Sweden this year. Meetings are held with Russian-speaking residents of Sweden and other countries, who share their experience of life in a foreign state, according to the website of the Union of Russian Societies in Sweden.

According to the organizers of the club, the idea of ​​holding meetings with compatriots who have passed a long way of adaptation in the new country appeared in Sweden a long time ago, but the period of self-isolation caused by the coronavirus pandemic helped to put it into practice.

The club brought together Russian compatriots from many regions of Sweden with different backgrounds. Compatriots from other countries also join the meetings. For example, a resident of Cyprus Natalia Kardash shared the difficulties of adaptation abroad.

The series of meetings was opened by Andrei Lakstigal, who has been holding a Russian film festival in Sweden for many years. He spoke about how the festival was expanded and developed, as well as the importance of learning Swedish for a successful career in the country.

Another guest, Sergei Kapiev, sang songs and recited poetry, and also talked about how to open a business in Sweden. According to him, for a person who has moved to another country, it is of particular importance to maintain ties with relatives. 

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