Re: Not being British
> I (Slavic origin) tried both Australia and New Zealand.
It may serve as consolation to know how another Slavic immigrant (who, to add insult to injury, hailed from Argentina) dealt with this when he moved to Australia. With apologies for quoting W*******a, but I'm referring to Lord Bloody Wog Rolo. E.g.:
« Argentine born Rolo first came to the attention of the Sydney community in 1979 when he renounced his pledge of allegiance to the Queen immediately following his immigration citizenship ceremony on the grounds that he was a republican and the Queen was not a democratically elected representative of the people. »
> From friends I heard that US and Canada are totally different and do not have this kind of problems for imigrants.
I certainly get the impression that the US and Canada are a lot better at absorbing newcomers than Europe. What I like about North America is that you can still be whatever you are without that being seen (by the vast majority) as incompatible with their own American / Canadian values. Unfortunately there are downsides too, such as one country being an Evil Empire and the other an Evil Empire's neighbour¹. :-(
> I suspect it will be the similar in UK
To be fair, the UK is probably the least racist country in Europe, a very small handful of annoying idiots notwithstanding. You might come across people who are painfully ignorant of other cultures, true, but at the same time, its vast diversity is about the only thing I miss. It's certainly closer to Canada than Australia in that respect. Besides, there is a rather large Slavic community living there these days, so you'd hardly look out of place, especially since you already speak fluent English, I presume².
¹ I sustain that Canada should make the world a favour and invade the U.S. (all of it, not just Florida) and depose all their warmongering politicians. Should be fairly straightforward since the Yanks won't be expecting it.
² Observation does not apply in the Outer Hebrides and certain parts of Wales.