Seeking A piece of advice

Hello There ,

I'm a Fluent English Speaker and speaks Arabic too .I'm an Network Engineer in Orange Business Services Egypt ,and I don't speak Russian at all .

My Belarussian girl friend and I will marry soon .I don't know what life will look like if we live in Belarus while I'm making my first steps learning Russian .However , My concern is can I find a job in my field or even a part time job in any other field like tourism or teaching in Belarus while I speak only English till I master Russian , or I won't be able at all to find a job ?

My field is a hot commodity in Minsk , but don't know whether I can find work as Network Engineer without learning Russian at the beginning or not.of course I'm willing to learn Russian , but I'm talking about the situation when I first arrive in Belarus as an only English Speaker.

I hope that each one has a piece of advice to share it with me to help me make the right decision .


I dont know about finding a job but I am an American who married a Belurussian neither of us spoke each others language but I am learning Russian and enjoying it very much.  I live part time in Belarus and part time in America since my wife has not been granted a visa as of yet.  Its been 2 years but best thing I ever did was marry the young lady.

congratulations Sir !

But do you think that I can't move and live with her in Belarus  unless I'm speaking Russian .I mean we both use English for communication , but daily life will be impossible without Russian , so I will learn it but later on after I move .I don't know if this is a feasible plan or not !

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