Almost everyone in the U.S.has met - or knows of - at least one so-called "Russian-American." Since the fall of the Soviet Union, scores of these hyphenated citizens have appeared in both big cities and small towns. What is a lot less known is the phenomenon of the "American-Russian."
This term refers to a U.S. citizen who has willingly left his or her country to live long-term in Russia. That term applies to the hybrid creature writing this article.