A residential building in Minsk, Belarus, July 2017. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
MINSK, Belarus (JTA) — At the age of 36, Yishai Malkin and his family are leading what millions of people in the former Soviet Union would consider a charmed life.
A web designer, Malkin and his wife, an event manager, earn a combined monthly salary of $2,000. That’s comfortable enough to allow them to travel abroad and pay the mortgage for the centrally located riverview apartment where they live with their 6-year-old son.
“We have made a very good life for us in this country,” Malkin told JTA in a recent interview …read more