My boyfriend's visa was denied. Why? Because the United States' policy is to deny Russians the right to enter the United States for absolutely no reason whatsoever. More than 80% of Russian citizens who apply for US tourist visas are denied them. For a student or work visa, even if a Russian has every reason to study or work here and the finances to support themselves, the chances they'll get a visa is below 50%. My boyfriend I spent more than eight months working every day to get every possible document, letter of support, guarantee of financial support, guarantee that he would return to Russia at the expiration of the visa. It was a student visa, and he even had a personal invitation from the President of the school, which is an extremely rare thing to get. He gathered far more documentation than is required for a visa just to make certain he would get the visa. And what happened? The official at the US embassy in Moscow who decides who is granted a visa did not even look at my boyfriend's documentation. They didn't even look at his case for the visa. The visa was denied immediately for absolutely no reason. They wouldn't give him a reason. There was no reason, and there's absolutely nothing can be done about it. It's a lingering punishment from the days of Communism. It's because Putin doesn't kiss Bush's ass correctly. Who fucking knows? So eight months of incredibly hard work and stress was for nothing, and at the moment it looks like I will be forced to leave the United States and live in another country to be with him. Having been denied a US visa makes it virtually impossible that he will ever be granted a US visa under any circumstances. It is sick, disgusting, infuriating, devastating, and a complete injustice. The shape of my future life is now distorted and very uncertain. Why? There is no why. I'm just in shock and I don't know what's going to happen. Sorry to rant, but there's nothing else.