Mom Sends Chantilly Teen to Siberia Over 'Uncontrollable' Behavior

Sofia Petrova is now stranded in Siberia.

Teen shipped to Siberia. (WUSA screen shot.)
Teen shipped to Siberia. (WUSA screen shot.)

A Chantilly teen was sent to Siberia after acting rebellious. 

The 15-year-old Chantilly High School freshman Sofia Petrova was sent to Siberia for what she thought was a vacation. Two years later, she’s still in overseas, WUSA*9 reports.

Petrova who was born in Russia, came to the United States with her mother when the child was 2 years old. Just a few days after her 15th birthday, her mother sent her to Siberia after what her parents described as "uncontrollable" behavior, her parents told WUSA.

At 17, Petrova is trying to get back to the U.S. before she turns 18 in March.

Read the full story on WUSA*9: Sofia Petrova stranded in Siberia after mom sent her there on plane for being rebellious

'Let me come home, Mom!' -The Siberian Times speaks with Petrova

Laura McClurg November 08, 2013 at 04:13 PM
Laurie Blackburn I am with you. For everyone out there with the snide comments, take this from someone this happened to. At 14 my older brother had been getting into some trouble (nothing by today's standards) and I had skipped classes a few times. My father decided we should have a 'vacation' with our birth mother (who had abandoned us the year I was born) and sent us to 'visit' her for Christmas. The 'visit' turned into 9 months of hell in which I was beaten by my birth mother. Burned with hot pans. Molested by her boyfriend. Removed from school so that I could help her at night in a nursing home where she illegally worked and dispensed medicine to the helpless patients. Raped by the son of a friend of hers. Thrown out of her home in the winter to sleep in the back yard when she caught her boyfriend trying to come into my room in the middle of the night. Packed up no less than 3 times and moved in the middle of the night in order to ditch landlords and creditors. When I went to counselors at the school, they called her and she told them "Oh, I was just mad and we had a fight." I was pulled out of school permanently after that. Denied access to a phone or contact with even the neighbors. Ending up 9 months later in a rat hole of a hotel in Truth or Consequences New Mexico cleaning this hotel doing the job she was hired for in order to sleep there at night. One evening with a severe migraine and being beaten in the parking lot for disturbing her daughter, a stranger in a restaurant next door saw her whaling on me and called the police. I was finally believed and removed that night by the police and placed in a foster home until they could find my father. About 1/2 a month later he agreed to take be back and I arrived back in Florida with the goodwill clothes on my back and nothing else. So some VACATION!!! If you cannot or do not wish to take care of your children, for the love of all that is holy, don't throw them away like garbage. There are thousands of people out there with the training, means and love to care for them. Children are not garbage or inconveniences, they are human and the future of our world. We learn what we live. By the way...I am now 50 years old. Married for 29 years to my husband. The mother of two wonderful children. My daughter is a college graduate with 2 degrees and in the US Army working in a hospital. My son is a 21 year old Marine who is about to make Sargent and re-enlisting. He was deployed overseas for 2 years and has received many medals and awards for his service. They both serve their country for each and every one of you. So God Bless the loving parent and God Bless and Protect all the children. There are no bad kids, only bad behavior. And behavior is learned!
Duane Fitzhugh November 18, 2013 at 05:53 PM
Clearly there are individuals here who should never attempt to procreate.
Childlike Wonder November 19, 2013 at 11:27 AM
I have the feeling that this whole "vacation to Russia" thing was engineered by the girl's stepfather who was tired of her nonsense. I'm pretty sure that the mom will not risk losing her meal ticket by bringing the girl back. I'm disgusted by both of these "parents" and I hope that they are feeling significant shame right now.
Childlike Wonder November 19, 2013 at 11:28 AM
Floyd Bullock, I hope to god you are sterile/celibate. You are far too damaged to breed.


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