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myStory: Regina Spektor

Regina Spektor's story posted by HIAS on December 21, 2011 at 5:28 pm. Regina emigrated from Moscow, Soviet Union (USSR) to New York, United States in 1989

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Russian-born Jewish singer-songwriter Regina Spektor reflects on her immigration from Moscow to New York in 1989—from the fantasies she and her cousin had about moving to the tropics to the realities of adjusting to life in the Bronx, where their new Jewish community became an extension of her family.