Seemingly unusual name and purpose of this site reflects actual reality of us and our friends lives, which consists of more or less equal two periods of time.  Those periods are so different from each other, that for us it was almost impossible, especially first several years in the USA, to find any similarity between our lives in the USSR (the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics = the Soviet Russia = the Soviet Union) and the USA.  Up to now, very often we refer to about 30 years of our life in the USSR as our first life and 30 plus years of our life in the USA as our second life.  What we know by now, that we don’t want to repeat our first 30 years anywhere. We also know and hope that USA will stay the best country in the world!