Growing Up in the Soviet Union

Liza Ostrovsky Wimberley & Tina Ostrovsky Barrett on what it was like to grow up in the Soviet Union
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In this episode, I speak with two sisters, Liza Ostrovsky Wimberley & Tina Ostrovsky Barrett, who emigrated from the Soviet Union to the United States in 1974. We discuss their experiences growing up in the Soviet Union and the difference between living there and in the United States.


Zdenek Mlynar quote

The flag says “To Learn, to Learn, and one more time, to learn” Liza's 4th-grade group photo

Liza in first grade. Stars represent all the 5s (As) I received in my notebook for assignments. (including Algebra)

Liza's 4th-grade group photo

Liza’s 4th-grade group photo

Liza's 4th-grade group photo


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