Post Tagged with: "Soviet Union"

To keep himself in shape, Konstantin continues to work out. Photo from the personal archive. (Photo from personal archive via Forum Daily)

From USSR Olympic Swimmer to NYC Coach

Asian, New York, Sports October 23, 2017 at 3:54 pm

Konstantin Petrov, a former member of the USSR Olympic swim team and now program director and head coach at MatchPoint NYC, tells his story to Forum Daily of establishing a career in the city training students, including an Olympic athlete, in swimming.

Batya Goldberg (Photo from Goldberg via BKLYNER)

A Teenage Conservative Activist in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Politics, Youth September 27, 2017 at 4:28 pm

BKLYNER speaks to the daughter of Soviet refugees, a teenage political activist who describes herself as a “conservative, female member of Generation Z.”

Counterclockwise from top: Yoni Hikind, Ari Kagan, Gregory Davidzon, and Margarita Kagan (Image via Kings County Politics

Yoni Hikind Endorsed by Russian Leaders in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Elections 2017 September 25, 2017 at 5:06 pm

Three political leaders of the Russian-American community in Brooklyn threw their support behind “Our Neighborhood” party candidate Yoni Hikind in the race to replace Democratic Council member David Greenfield, who had their support in the past, notes Kings County Politics.

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.

Brighton Beach (Photo by Kevin Harber, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Opinion: Doors Closing on Russian Immigration

Eastern European, Immigration, Opinion April 23, 2013 at 4:04 pm

A Russian Bazaar opinion column looks at reasons behind the steady drop in the number of immigrants from nations of the former Soviet Union, much of which has to do with American reluctance to issue visas to citizens of those countries for a myriad of reasons.

"The Nuremberg That Wasn't" explores the reasons why Nikita Khrushchev (left) bailed out of prosecuting Stalin and other murderers even after the process was set in motion. (Photo via Russkaya Reklama)

Opinion: What if the ‘Soviet Nuremberg’ Did Happen?

Crime, History, In the News, Opinion March 8, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Brooklyn Public Library patrons had the opportunity to watch the documentary, “Nuremberg That Could Have Been,” which sets the stage for a Nuremberg-style trial against Stalin and his henchmen that never happened, reports Russkaya Reklama.