Amid Turmoil, Two Ukrainian Brothers Start Over In Bemidji
While excited to begin new lives in Minnesota, the Bogdanovs worry about their family members who are still in Ukraine.
By Kaomi Lee
May 11, 2022
Oleksandr and Sergey Bogdanov from Ukraine had dreamed for a new life in America for many years. Last December, their dream finally became reality. Their permanent residency status, or "green cards," were approved. The two brothers joined their mother, Natalya, who moved to Bemidji, Minn., two decades earlier for a second marriage to an American. As they settle into new lives and navigate a new language, they worry about about loved ones left behind as Russia's military continues its assault on their homeland.