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Old 10-07-2010, 02:53 PM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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Here's an interesting article about the Russian population in Seattle. The article estimates the number was (article was from 1993) around 8,000:

Seattle's Russian Speaking Community - #2 May 93

Found another link that lists the main cities with Russian populations as being: New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Detroit, Philadelphia and
Washington DC

Ken
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Old 10-07-2010, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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A big population is in Spokane but I think its mostly Ukranians.
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Old 10-07-2010, 03:24 PM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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A big population is in Spokane but I think its mostly Ukranians.
And they generally do NOT like to be confused with Russians.

Ken
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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And Bosnians in the Tri-Cities!
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Old 10-09-2010, 07:19 PM
 
Location: armpit, king county
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Definitely the Crossroads area, although East Indians (mostly from South India) are far far more numerous than any other ethnic group in all the apartment complexes near Crossroads.
Most of them are temp employees at microsoft
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Old 10-09-2010, 08:18 PM
 
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Most of them are temp employees at microsoft
Naw, these days Microsoft hands blue badges out like candy if you're from India. The locals are the ones who get the "privilege" of becoming orange-badged dash-trash. You know, because they have the audacity to demand a prevailing wage.
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Old 10-10-2010, 11:57 AM
 
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Default Kendall is the place.

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KENDALL, Whatcom County -- The hamlet of Peaceful Valley, nestled in the misty foothills of the North Cascades, boasts a higher concentration of people with Russian ancestry than anywhere else in the country, according to the 2000 census.

"I feel comfortable here," said Nadia Lagutochkin, a Russian immigrant who teaches English as a second language at the elementary school, where posters in the hallways spell out common Russian phrases: "ZDRAH-stvooee" for "hello."

She's one of many Russian immigrants who settled in this former logging community during the 1990s, drawn by cheap housing and strong churches. Nearly a quarter of Peaceful Valley's 2,579 residents reported Russian ancestry in the 2000 census.

Like Lagutochkin, many are fundamentalist Christians who fled the stifling influence of the Russian Orthodox Church in their native land. Their status as refugees allowed them to bypass U.S. immigration quotas.

Kendall Elementary School, its pine trim blending into the green hillsides, serves as the community's gathering place. Principal Stephen Merz said about 35 percent of the 600 students speak Russian. An all-Russian Pentecostal Church rents the school's auditorium for Sunday services, which draw about 400 people.
Russians call Whatcom County home. - Free Online Library (http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Russians+call+Whatcom+County+home.-a087039792 - broken link)
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Old 10-10-2010, 12:00 PM
 
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Now for the bad news...

The crime rate in the Kendall/Maple Falls area is pretty high.
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Old 10-10-2010, 04:52 PM
 
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I've noticed that there are many Russians in Kent, Auburn, and Federal Way.

You'll find some Ukrainians, Poles, and other Eastern Europeans there too.
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