It may sound unpolite, but I don't trust the people I'm surrounded with. I know that people do understand the situation in the group, however, everybody stands for his/her own benefits. Some time ago I have asked people around if I could help/contribute to any of the running projects to learn smth. new, to help move it faster and possibly to have my name on the paper. Obviously, to have somewhere at the end of authors list, but I wanted to have at least something after I understood that my project will not result in any publication. I don't know if it was a good thing to do, maybe not, but it was only option I had seen at that point. Obviously, I got a rejection for everybody wants to secure his/her own profit.
I have talked to another group leader that is kind of responsible for grad.students. However, he made it clear that he "has no power" to influence the situation.
Anyway, all of these things are circumstances that I cannot influence or change for better. I don't have power. Most importantly, I already do not have time. What is done, is done. I believe that research career is finished for me now. I need to understand what opportunities do I have now, what can I do with my skills etc. Unfortunately, the job market looks rather bad for the moment and I don't see the way it improves. Is is particularly worrying for me because of my foreign background.