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Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

Blogging in Russia

Blogging in Russia

I read not long ago that Russia has more than 250,000 software engineers. Additionally, they have more scientists per capita than India, which has nearly 10 times the population!

The Soviet Union created a high-quality education system, out of which came mathematicians, scientists and engineers for designing space and weapons systems as well as other scientific, security and military developments.

I visited a museum in Moscow once – a sort of bragging center for the then Soviet Union. Every pavilion displayed something that looked like it was made in the ’50’s in the US.

But then I went to the space pavilion. Whoa! Russia does not need to take a back seat to anyone when it comes to space.

So, where have all the rocket scientists gone? (Is anybody singing now?)

They are moving into the IT field.

Russians are also well known for their ability to handle difficult and complex projects, even the one of kind solutions that require some serious jury rigging. I think the Russian word is – finagle. If it isn’t, it should be.

For nearly 1/7th costs, hiring a Rusky for outsourcing needs couldn’t sound much better, now could it?

What do you think?

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.

Bill Belew

Daddy and Christian.

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