Raisa Orlova-Kopeleva in Germany / Nikolai Nikolaevich Poppe in America
‘Emigration is and always has been a misery’, wrote the late Raisa Orlova in a book published in Germany where she had lived with her husband Lev Kopelev as expatriates from 1980 to 1989.1 Her remark seems to be so self-evident that it may sound trivial, like many other things that have been said about misery in general and the misery of emigration in particular. In this case, it seems however that it might be useful to investigate the trivial.
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