Anna and Aliona Kim

Far from Distant Shores: Identity Limbo in the Korean Diaspora

Anna and Aliona Kim

Eskeldy-bi, Kazakhstan, January 2015

Sisters Anna and Aliona Kim sing a Korean folksong. As a Korean living in the Russian Far East, their father was forcefully deported to Kazakhstan in 1937. Their Russian mother was free to stay in Primorsky Krai but was unwilling to be separated from her husband and decided to board the train with him.