xyz (etoya) wrote in love_the_slav,

Hi, all!

I'm here to ask for a quick yet grandiose favor on your part. I'm in the process of conducting a research study that involves a survey that targets those born in any of the former Soviet Union republics. I'm looking for people who have immigrated to the United States at age 12 or below and are currently anywhere from age 18 to 40. Unfortunately, I cannot compensate those participating in the survey, but I really hope some of you will take 15 minutes to fill it out. It is completely anonymouse. I'm looking for as representative a group as I can get from individuals in this population, so if you know of anyone who would qualify, please, pass this on to them.

To take the survey, please go to or email me at If you have any trouble with the website, please let me know. It is by no means complete. Within the next several days, I will be adding things about my research (i.e., "Layers of Identity in 'Russian'-Americans") to the website as well as placing references and such on the topic. If you have any other input, please send me an email.

A study is being conducted to research the ethnic, cultural, national, racial, linguistic, and religious identities of individuals born in the former Soviet Union. The study is in a form of a survey and should not take more than 15 minutes of your time. You can fill out the survey either in person or on the internet.

If you would like to participate and were born in the former Soviet Union, came to the United States at age 12 or younger, and are currently 18 to 40 years old, please visit or email me at

Further information on this study as well as links and resources are also available at

* "Russian," purposely in quotation marks, refers to a grouping that often occurs in respect to those born in the former Soviet Union or those who speak the Russian language. It is not to say that those responding to this survey necessarily view themselves or are viewed by others as being Russian but are rather affiliated with the former Soviet Union by birth and are at times inadvertently placed into the vague and often inappropriate generalization of being "Russian" and nothing else (e.g., Ukrainian, Russian-Jewish, Uzbek, Latvian, etc.).

Thank you!

(this is crossposted; sorry!)
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