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Embracing English in a Russian haven

Once a week, several Brighton Beach residents gather to practice a neighborhood rarity: English.

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Not all Russians are from Russia

Brighton Beach is considered the Russian capital of the United States, but not every Russian is from Russia. Even so, Ukrainians, Azerbaijanis and other immigrants from the former Soviet Union embrace the Russian label.

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White Russian Nostalgia for Their Ancestors’ Homeland

New York is home to White Russians, many of whom are deeply nostalgic for a country they have never seen — the Russian homeland of their ancestors.

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Khodorkovsky’s Largely Unheard Message to the Russian Diaspora

When dissident Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky toured the U.S. this month to promote his civil society movement Open Russia, he took care to reach out to Russian emigres. “The Russian diaspora outside of Russia could – and I hope will still – play a huge role in the effective development of our own country,” said […]

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