My name is Eric-Odessit. Yes, Eric is my real name.
I am a naturalized American, originally from the former Soviet Union. As my name would imply, I was born and grew up in Odessa, Ukraine (also here). Having grown up in the former Soviet Union, I have very special appreciation for the USA. I also happen to be Jewish, so I take it very seriously when certain people proclaim their desire to kill me: it has happen before.