My name is Maximilian and I’m a German citizen living abroad (currently in Russia) and teaching the German language.
Coming to Moscow was my own decision. Of course, there were some difficulties at the beginning, but I always take any challenge as something positive.
I have a feeling that Russia is a country in which at the same time many other, if I may say so, countries co-exist! As when you come to the market and there is everything: the Caucasus, Central Asia, Europe and much more… But with regards to the pace of life (if i compare it to my beloved Germany) – Russia is different. There are fewer rules (often no rules at all!) and a lot more improvisation in everything you do and in the way you think and live. I don’t even know how to put it into words, you should come and try to experience it yourself! And then we’ll talk 😉
Any country you live in that is more or less different from yours, changes you, expands your horizons. It’s like you are reading a book about something yet unknown to you, that you are about to discover – and suddenly the novel draws you, opens a new world ;-). After reading this book, you’ve changed, became a bit of a different person.
I don’t really know what does my future hold… whether i will remain in Moscow. I can imagine life in another country: I am not so tied to the city. Not everything in life depends on the place where you live. I do not want to be chained to the city, whatever it is. It seems to me that now the mentality of different peoples get closer and closer together. We have always been, after all, the achievements of other cultures: be it national cuisine, literature or gunpowder for cannons. Now this process has accelerated and will do so even more!