Hi all. What do you guys think about Russia? Firstly, I know you cannot simply "move to Russia." I mean hypothetically if Russia decided to actually start issuing refugee visas for Americans and other Westerners fleeing globohomo, would you consider it?
I currently live in the USA and frankly I'm so depressed with my current situation. I have travelled extensively and lived overseas for years. Well, I'm back after returning in 2018 and with corona and the lockdowns, well you know, everything just got worse even though I live in a firmly red state. Frankly, I hate living in the United States. I know it could be worse, I could be born a Yemeni etc. But I just hate it here. Being an Orthodox Christian and having been exposed to the world outside the great satan I don't subscribe to the American narrative of history at all. Also, I think the entire culture is fake and basically a consumer society that has no real historical nationhood or ethnos to look back to as a method of resisting said globohomo. To me, America is just dead space, meaningless strip malls repeating themselves like the fractal expression of a deep spiritual cancer.
For me, traveling to (or living in) old world countries either in Europe or in Asia is the only time I actually feel like I fully exist as a human being. Well, that and Liturgy. To me real living is being surrounded by the sacred. Old things, things that weren't built for the sole purpose of extracting money as efficiently as possible, things with history, people with real cultures, that's whats real to me, and that's what counts as really human.
That being said, I also know that most other countries are closed societies. Some of them carve out a nice comfortable niche for foreigners (Thailand comes to mind) but you can never "join" them. You'll always be on the outside. Frankly, it's only the globohomo countries that even pretend to be "open" which makes sense considering the ultimate goal to produce a universal consumer that is completely interchangeable with any other human being. So, you'd have to carve out some kind of niche existance for yourself and hopefully make friends with fellow expats but at the same time assimilate as much as possible and learn the language and try to make some native friends too.
So, would you consider Russia? Does anyone actually know anyone who moved there and their experiences? Seriously if I was given the opportunity, I would consider it but I don't know how I could contribute to their society not knowing the language and being from a spiritually poisonous country.