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Patvakan Akobian, 33, his wife Satenik Kasarian, 28, with their three children and his mother arrive from Armenia to make their new home in Ushakovo in Russia. Ushakovo, on the Russian side of the border with China, is a development zone where Russia wants to attract Russian-speaking migrants to populate its sparse Far East. Migrants from the former Soviet block are given housing, cattle and a barn to help them start their new life in the Amurskaya Region.