March 28, 2023

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Although he was a Russian citizen, he was treated unfavorably

A Quebec citizen with Russian citizenship sees his dream come true. He plans to leave Putin’s country, and his government has withdrawn rights from foreigners like him.

Julian *, a Quebec citizen living in Moscow with his wife, whom he met in Russia, said, “Yesterday, for the first time, I told myself to return to Canada indefinitely.

Newspaper A law passed in Russia on March 4 prohibits the spread of “false information” about the Russian military, allowing him to tell his story anonymously, up to 15 years in prison.

Julian has been interested in Russia, its history and its language for ten years. He wanted to live in J நாட்டில்rg when he heard the story of a Quebec who had learned Russian in Siberia.

“Since then, it has been my dream [de devenir citoyen russe], He explains. I fell in love with Moscow, such a vibrant city, ”says a teacher in the capital.


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This dream, Julian, realized it most recently, after a year and a half of steps to obtain dual citizenship. But he did not know then that his host country was going to invade its neighbor Ukraine.

In a few weeks, this military intervention came to “complicate” things for him, who thinks “more” about his return to Quebec.

What worries him the most is another new law passed by the Putin government last week, which prohibits anyone with citizenship from one of the countries hostile to Russia from buying or selling property. Canada is on this block.

Julian explains that he and his friends, and many of them immigrants, are “all the more concerned,” and he fears that other rights will be taken away from him by this dictatorial regime.

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“The general opinion of the people I speak to is that the situation is going to get worse,” he said.

Kubeser is stepping up efforts to take his wife with him to Canada.

“The next step is to see if she can get a Canadian visa. I wrote to the embassy to try to speed up the process.

“I hope we come back, but of course I will not leave my wife,” he said.

* Name has been changed to remain anonymous.

As you can see on these empty shelves photographed at the Julian Moscow grocery store, the cleaning supplies were hard to come by.

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As you can see on these empty shelves photographed at the Julian Moscow grocery store, the cleaning supplies were hard to come by.

While this is not the main reason he wants to return home, Julian says the severe international sanctions imposed on Russia are felt in the daily lives of its citizens.

“It is very difficult to have hygiene products like shampoos, soaps, creams,” he explains. When I go to the grocery store I see about a 10-15% price increase. ⁇

Also, his electricity bill has gone up by 40% in the one month since the ban. “It still makes a difference,” he says.

In terms of transport, he noted a nearly 50% increase in the price of taxis and an 8% increase in the price of Russian Lada cars.