I have been in the Seattle area for the past few years. I moved here from Los Angeles because I was offered a great job. I have been trying to stay in touch with my culture, but it seems there aren’t many people that are Russian in Seattle. The last time I met another Russian person in the area, she was not as immersed in the culture as I am. We did not have a lot of things in common, so we have not hung out too many times since the first time we met.