Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Russian Dolls: Alina Dizik, Co-Creator of Russian Dolls

In today’s Wall Street Journal website there is an article written by Alina Dizik, the co-creator of the show Russian Dolls. Alina came to the United States when she was 7 and describes her imperfect adaptation to our culture. It’s like having a foot in both worlds, one in the past and one in the present. It’s not so easy to let go of the past and who you are.

This is one of the reason she has chosen to do a reality show about Brighton Beach’s Russian population. She was to show how Russian-speaking immigrants really have to transition continuously between two worlds on a daily basis. She says this show is different because it focuses on first generation immigrants and allows viewers to see what goes on inside the community. She describes some of the things that she is no longer willing to let go of and has accepted because they are part of her roots.

Read her article, “Russian Dolls: I Really Can See Russia From My House,” @ blog.wsj.com

Picture Credit: Alina Dizik's Twitter

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