I had never considered emigrating until a few years ago, when family problems forced me to leave my home for a few weeks.
At the time, I did consider going to Canada to live with a friend - she has since passed away.
Last month, Vladimir Putin, the head of the Russian state said that if any Europeans wanted to move to Russia there is plenty of room for immigrants to join the society.
I am no fan of Russian politics. I have to admit, I do agree with their policy of tackling ISIS though.
Russia has an immense cultural background, I like Russian literature, music and opera.
If I wasn't disabled and had some qualifications, I would seriously have considered the option rather than let Europe fall to Islam and read about rape gangs running wild, and the law forces being told not to apprehend the criminals.
One problem would arise, my writing would make me an enemy of the state - I would probably turn out like http://www.biography.com/people/aleksandr-solzhenitsyn-9488509 as I am known for being independent and not towing the line.
As late as the mid-70's writers were being imprisoned in the gulags http://www.nytimes.com/1986/08/29/obituaries/alexander-dolgun-american-was-held-8-years-in-the-gulag.html.