Maria, Dima and their son Arsenij (9 years old) have come to Israel from Chernomorsk city which is
nearby Odessa, Ukraine.
An idea to repatriate had come up with Dima’s father in the early 1990s, but at that time the family
decided to stay in Ukraine.
The head of the family (Dmitry) had been studying in the Academy of Construction, where he mastered
in economics. After studies had been over Dmitry got employed at an oil refining company, however,
the political events in Ukraine and the following cuttings at the factory had led the family to make a final
decision to repatriate to Israel.
Maria’s parents have taken the decision of moving with great anxiety because they were frightened of
separation with daughter and their loved grandson, but in spite of everything, young couple made the
final decision: raise children, to work and self-realization in Israel!
The family was preparing for repatriation for about 1,5 years – these were 1,5 years of collecting the
necessary documents, these were the 1,5 years of hopes and expectations.
These young people have a positive look, they see in Israel a lot of opportunities for self-fulfillment,
career development, a lot of ways to make their dreams and longings come true.