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Old 09-25-2010, 09:55 PM
 
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Im currently ,iving in Moscow Russia and its wonderful, however I cannot handle living in the snow any longer and I am moving to Miami. Is there a Russian neighbourhood in Miami.... I know there is but where? Where is the best place to live? I hear about Hurricanes?? What do you people do in Hurricane situations?? Is there a shark problem and alligator problem... please tell me all this.

Also, since modelling is my career, can anyone suggest if Miami is good for models.

Thanks Alot.




Luka Magnotta
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Old 09-25-2010, 09:58 PM
 
Location: West Kendall
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Sunny ISles (russian hood)



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Alligators: Not by the coast
Sharks: Always be careful
Hurricanes: We go to shelters (schools mostly)

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Old 09-26-2010, 03:27 AM
 
Location: western East Roman Empire
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I'm currently living in Moscow Russia and it's wonderful, however I cannot handle living in the snow any longer and I am moving to Miami. Is there a Russian neighbourhood in Miami.... I know there is but where? Where is the best place to live? I hear about Hurricanes?? What do you people do in Hurricane situations?? Is there a shark problem and alligator problem... please tell me all this.

Also, since modelling is my career, can anyone suggest if Miami is good for models.

Thanks Alot.




Luka Magnotta
I believe there are Russian neighborhoods along the strip of land that hosts the best beaches, just off the mainland, in municipalities called Miami Beach (probably northern Miami Beach), Surfside, Bal Harbour, and Sunny Isles Beach (pictured above). These are some of the best places to live. The others are Brickell, the business district, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, South Miami, Dadeland.

Get Google Earth or similar mapping software, they're all over the internet free.

Hurricanes that directly slam into the mainland from the Atlantic are relatively rare. We experienced two consecutive years, 2004-2005, of several direct hits on southern Florida, one of which coming from the west, which is even rarer. The main problems in the aftermath of hurricanes are: in the short-term, no electricity, which means no electric light and stoves for cooking, and no pumping of tap water and of gasoline for cars; in the medium-term, insurance rates. Before 2004-2005, the last major hurricane was in 1992. Nothing has happened since 2005. The Florida Keys and the panhandle (northwest Florida) are more at risk than the Miami area.

Building codes since 1996 are very strict. In any case, some coastal inhabitants must evacuate, most other people follow a series of guidelines, including stocking up on water and canned food to last at least three days. We usually have around 4-5 days advance notice, sometimes even more, so those who want to leave may do so with relative calm. The panic starts when people start making preparations the last minute.

Interaction between humans and live alligators is extremely rare. When it happens, it makes the news. The same goes for sharks.

The media market in Miami, so including the modeling market, I suppose, is geared towards the Hispanic market. However, that does not mean that there is not a niche for your particular sector. That is where you need to make contacts. I don't think anyone on this forum is in the modeling business.

Good Luck!
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Old 09-26-2010, 06:06 AM
 
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Prevyet! I have heard there is a huge Russian population centered in Sunny Isles Beach. Tha's around 30 minutes north of Miami. I live in Brickell and I hear Russian here and in SoBe all the time...
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Old 09-26-2010, 06:49 AM
 
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In Sunny Isles Beach you can get by without even speaking English, that's how Russian it is!! They have tons of stores and businesses of all kinds (grocery, hair salons, dry cleaners, real estate etc) where the employers and employees are all russian. It's a beautiful city, on a strip of coastal land with great beaches and expensive condos.
Aventura also has a fairly large russian population,mostly jewish.
For your line of work, I think South Beach might be a better place, your english seems pretty good, why would you need to live in the middle of the Russian diaspora anyways?Go where the job opportunities are.
Oh, and coming from Moscow, I think you'll find even the expensive parts of Miami pretty cheap!!
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Old 09-26-2010, 08:48 PM
 
Location: West Kendall
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I was thinking on immigrating to Moskva some years ago.
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Cape Cod/Green Valley AZ
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Sonic3000:

If you do in fact come to the states the absolute worst thing you can do for yourself is move into a Russian ethnic neighborhood. You will set yourself back years because it is much easier speaking your native tongue then mastering a new language.

Best of luck,

Rich
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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Moderator cut: orphaned part of post Sonic3000, there are definitely model opportunities in Miami, it is a major center for modeling in the USA. Be yourself and follow your own dreams. Be polite to people you meet and opportunities will open to you.

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Old 09-26-2010, 09:41 PM
 
Location: West Kendall
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They understand each other
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Old 09-26-2010, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Trashorida
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i have never heard of Google translate. i learned something new today thank you. google understand mexican slang but not any other country slang not cool

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