Post Tagged with: "Russians"

At the 'Defense of the Fatherland' Day. (Photo via 
Russkaya Reklama)

Observing Russia’s ‘Defender of the Fatherland Day’

History, Jewish, New York, Northern Europe March 22, 2018 at 3:45 pm

Holocaust survivors and WWII veterans in the Russian community marked Defender of the Fatherland Day in Brighton Beach, reports Russkaya Reklama.

Radio-TV hosts Victor Topaller (left) and George Tsikhiseli. (Screenshots via BRIC TV)

‘Two Mics in Brighton Beach’

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Media May 4, 2017 at 3:48 pm

In “Two Mics in Brighton Beach,” produced for BRIC TV’s BK Stories show, two Russian-speaking radio-TV hosts with different point of views discuss Trump, Russia and immigration.

(Photo via V Novom Svete)

Russian-Speaking and Without Papers

Eastern European, Immigration, New York April 5, 2017 at 5:07 pm

A Belarusian, a Russian and a Ukrainian immigrant, all without papers giving them legal status, spoke with V Novom Svete about their lives here.

Red and blue: A breakdown by Assembly district shows that Northern Brooklyn overwhelmingly went for Clinton, but Southern Brooklyn was a closer race — Trump even carried two districts covering the Ocean Parkway corridor. (Visualization by Max Yeager via Brooklyn Paper)

Cheering Trump in South Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Elections 2016, Immigration November 11, 2016 at 5:14 pm

Russian immigrants in South Brooklyn were happy that Trump won, reports Brooklyn Paper.

Michael Bloomberg, then Mayor, greeted in 2009 by jubilee director Pat Singer, while Russian-language media mogul Gregory Davidzon, left, looks on. (Photo by Butch Moran via Brooklyn Paper)

A Festival in ‘Little Odessa’

Brooklyn, Culture, Eastern European August 26, 2016 at 1:54 pm

On Aug. 28 Brighton Beach will host its 40th Jubilee, which draws thousands to “Little Odessa,” writes Brooklyn Paper.

Asya Gindina, 90. Go to Brooklyn Daily Eagle for more photos from the commemoration events by Mario Bulluomo.

Russians in Brooklyn Commemorate WWII Victory

Brooklyn, Eastern European, History May 12, 2015 at 2:41 pm

At events in Brighton Beach and Downtown Brooklyn, Russians commemorated the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Allied forces over Nazi Germany, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Brighton Beach (Photo by Axel Drainville, Creative Commons license)

The Peculiar Lure of Brighton Beach

Brooklyn, Culture, Eastern European April 25, 2014 at 7:07 pm

An essay in the Jewish Daily Forward examines the love-hate relationship Russians have with Brighton Beach.

The newly-drawn City Council District 48. (Image via Center for Urban Research)

‘Super Jewish’ District Turns ‘Super Russian’

Brooklyn, Elections 2013, Jewish, Politics October 29, 2013 at 5:38 pm

After redistricting, City Council District 48 in southern Brooklyn has more residents from the former Soviet Union and the percentage of Jewish voters has dropped 20 percent. What does this mean come Election Day when four newcomers vie for the vacant seat?

The parents of officer Russel Timoshenko, killed in the line of duty in 2007, attended the RAOA anniversary gala where their son was honored. (Photo via

Russian Police Group Marks Decade

Crime, Eastern European, Government July 17, 2013 at 10:34 pm

The Russian American Officers Association celebrated its 10th anniversary, reports RussianNY. The group addresses the cultural and language gap between the NYPD and the immigrant Russian community which led to the organization’s founding.

An assortment of candy welcomed new customers at the opening of New Cost Market in Queens. (Photo via Reporter)

New Market Nets Russians in Queens

Business, Eastern European, Food, Queens May 7, 2013 at 4:36 pm

The opening of the first Net Cost Market in Queens was welcomed by loyal customers of the destination store for Russian goods who will no longer have to travel far for their favorite items, reports the Reporter.

Igor Golubovsky, Consul General of the Russian Federation in New York, talks about the work of the consulate. (Photo by Marques Stewart via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Russian Consul General on Israel, Visas and Adoptions

Culture, Eastern European, Immigration, Politics April 2, 2013 at 4:04 pm

In an interview with RUNYweb, Igor Golubovsky, the consul general of the Russian Federation, talks about visas, the contrast between the media coverage of Russia back home and here, as well as the controversial Dima Yakovlev adoption law.

(Photo by Phil Davis, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Diverse Brooklyn HS Chess Team Wins 16th State Victory

Education, Sports March 12, 2013 at 4:33 pm

The Edward R. Murrow High School team, composed of 10 players each born in a different country, conquered the state level and looks forward to the national championship, Russkaya Reklama reports, while also highlighting the Russians in the team.

Valery Mikhailovich Didula. Photo via RussianNY

Russian Guitar Virtuoso to Perform in New York

Culture, New York January 24, 2013 at 6:19 pm

Didula, a famous Russian music band, will hold two concerts over the weekend in New York. Guitarist V. M. Didula, the group leader, is a global trendsetter in his genre, reports Russkaya Reklama and RussianNY.

When the Congregation Leader is in Need

When the Congregation Leader is in Need

Brooklyn, Environment, In the News, Religion, Staten Island, Video December 21, 2012 at 4:50 pm

The congregation of the House of Prayer, a Russian Protestant church in Brooklyn, rallies to support its leader after Hurricane Sandy left the pastor’s home on Staten Island in ruins.

Immigrants have been struggling in the aftermath of Sandy, living in cold, damp homes with mold and other health challenges and unable to get FEMA help. (Photo by Saundi Wilson via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Immigrants Face Bigger Hurdles in Sandy Recovery

Communities, Environment, Featured Posts, Health, Social Services December 10, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Language and cultural barriers in immigrant communities are complicating efforts by nonprofit and government relief workers to provide assistance, raising the prospect of serious health and financial consequences for this already-vulnerable population.