I would appreciate peoples thoughts on my fiancee.
Last May her company, at the time, was expanding into Russia and she was offered the chance to go over (from the UK) and help oversee the marketing. I couldn't go with her because of my job, however it seemed a good opportunity and so in June she went over; it was meant to be for two months.
Over the first month we spoke a lot, however the time difference was difficult. Towards the end of the second month she told me she would be staying for a further two months and i began to hear less from her. She admitted in September she'd accepted a job working for a promotions company in St Petersburg and the owner had been paying for her to do daily private Russian lessons. I went to the US working, pre-planned, and so we didn't speak for a while and just emailed each other but when i got back to the UK the first time we did speak she spoke English but with a clear Russian accent and said it had been the first time she had spoken English for ages.
I visited her in December and everyone we met called her by a name she said was the Russian equivalent of hers, and the times we were on our own and she was speaking English it was through a strong Russian accent.
She's due back in April as this company is setting up over in the UK. Her accent has continued to change and she commented to me two days ago that she no longer speaks any english as Russian is her first language and it feels strange when she does have to speak english with me.
It feels like shes changed massively since working in Russia. Is the culture and language that different to the western world? Has anyone experienced such a change in the way they speak English after speaking Russian as their main language?