The Bastards Won't Win! Risking it All to Be Together

The Journey has Never Ended

By Elena

Meg’s and my journey to freedom, to life, to love never came to an end. For us, the journey itself has become our life: life, for us, is the journey. We live every day, we experience every day, and as long as we are free and together, life is worth living, and we are victorious!

Meg and I remain citizens of two different countries, Canada and Russia, as a result we have very limited safety, are not considered to be a family and are faced with separation. Regardless, we remain true to ourselves, we follow our own hearts, pursue our dreams, and we are free!

Every once in a while, when on land, we update this website with posts of our current adventures and struggle to remain free and together.

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Recent Posts

Parallel’s Prologue has been Translated
Meg’s Adress to Ukraine’s President Elect
Media’s reaction to Elena’s address to Ukraine’s president elect
Elena’s Address to Ukraine’s President Elect
Why not Canada and What’s Next?

23/01/2019 Sticky

Parallel’s Prologue has been Translated

By Elena

Meg and I have painstakingly translated the prologue of my second book, PARALLEL.
Parallel - prologue

Meg’s Address to Ukraine’s President Elect

By Meg

Rossia-24 News Report about Elena and Meg’s Story

By Elena

The 6 minutes long news report called “A Russian asks Zelensky for Ukrainian citizenship in hope of finding happiness with her partner” was aired on Rossia-24 state TV channel on April 29, 2019. They did all this without a single word from us.


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Media Reaction to Elena’s Address to Ukraine’s President Elect

By Elena

The reaction in Ukrainian and Russian media to my address to Mr. Zelensky astonished me. I also discovered that some think that my request is a “fake news.” (more…)

In Panama

By Elena

Meg prefers waves that way – on the beach, not in the ocean

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Elena’s Address to Ukraine’s President Elect

By Elena

Why Not Canada and What’s Next?

By Elena

It is assumed that because Meg and I took off into the unknown on a sailboat to stay together and headed for Meg’s home country, we got to Canada’s shore and lived there happily ever after. This couldn’t be further from what really happened. (more…)

We reached Panama

By Elena

Meg, lost in paradise

Meg and I crossed the Caribbean and reached Panama. We got trapped in strong current we didn’t excpect right before making landfall, but managed to get out of it and reached Panama’s coast.

We are tired and recuparating for writing and new adventures.

Heading for Panama

By Elena

We are setting off for our next long haul journey. Without a country for us, our next closest stop is Panama. There we plan to see jungles, meet new friends and experience everything this part of the world has to offer to the two wanderers.

It is not North Atlantic in winter and the weather is way better than when we were escaping Nova Scotia in 2017. Though we are considerably lacking fuel and provisions we should be able to successfully reach Panama in 8 to 10 days.

If there is no updates from us in a couple of weeks, assume, we didn’t make it. In that case, we have no regrets and we lived on our own terms. Elena and Meg out…

The Caribbean, 2018 onward

By Elena

Meg, towing the line

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Overwhelming Response

By Elena

When Meg and I were crossing Atlantic on our way to Canada, when I have just left everything and everybody I knew behind and found myself on a sailboat and with the woman I loved I had no idea not only how much that journey would change me but that one day that very trip, Meg’s and my very love, would make it possible for me to connect to so many people and in every part of the world.

I can no longer squeeze what Meg and I feel into just a few words of appreciation. What you give us with your feedback is so much more! (more…)

The Plan

By Meg

Just to set the record straight: our only immigration problem is 12 years of our lives kinda denigrated by idiotically falling for Canada’s brand-promotion (propaganda). We wouldn’t have wasted so much time and money, if we’d known earlier, Canada wouldn’t recognize our family and grant us equal rights. So, really, the only problem is that we are NOT citizens of the same country, and are constantly faced with separation.

F*ck em, we’ll go on!

Our Plan is

to make a kick-ass, take-back-your-life battle-cry, blockbuster movie and a shitload of money to get us BOTH citizenship in the SAME country. All we want is: not to be separated, equality, and freedom. We figure, with a lot of money, we can get that!

We’ve Got Passports!

By Elena

Well, this is it. We both have passports! Unfortunately, from different countries. We’re pretty much, right back where we started, 12 years ago, but we’ve grown up a lot since then. One way or another, it’s a new beginning to another stage in our lives, and the adventure goes on.

And really, who needs their love validated, recognized, or sanctioned by their government, anyway!

Personal Freedom – a Fast Track to Exile

By Elena

Time is passing and I am glad it does. It heals the wounds Canada inflicted by denying me citizenship in my partner's, my family's, country. I also discovered that the pain Meg and I lived with for more than 6 years, being played like a fish while Canadian Immigration decides to deny me equal rights, was actually self-induced. Giving in to "fate" and convincing myself that I have no power over my life was of my own making. (more…)