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Old 11-07-2008, 05:58 PM
 
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I heard there is a huge Russian community in RI. I just wonder where they all are and what they do for fun here. Anyone knows?
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Old 11-07-2008, 06:17 PM
 
Location: North Port, Florida
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I all my many years of living in R.I., I never met a Russian who lived there, or really heard of a significant population in the state.

Is someone kidding you?

Mike
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Old 11-07-2008, 06:19 PM
 
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I used to live in Summit, which is a neighborhood on the East Side of Providence. There's a relatively high percentage of Russians in that neighborhood, and a nice Russian deli and bakery, too. The Rochambeau library actually has a special Russian Room with Russian language books.
Having so many neighbors from different cultures is something I really miss about Providence!
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Woolwich, Maine
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Uh, no, don't know where you heard that. Maybe because Sergei Kruschev lives here?

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Look at St. Petersburg, FL for a community with Russian Roots. There are many others, of course.
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Old 11-08-2008, 12:27 AM
 
Location: Rhode Island
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I do think though there's a Russian bakery in Bristol!
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Old 11-08-2008, 04:59 AM
 
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I don't know of any specific Russian communities, however, there are quite a few Russian families who have settled in RI. While working at Miriam Hospital for many years, I encountered many people who emigrated from Russia - both Russian Jewish families as well as Russian Orthodox. Most of them were living in Providence's East Side and Pawtucket. I would suggest looking into Russian Orthodox Churches such as the one below to find out more info.
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Old 11-08-2008, 07:02 PM
 
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I know of Russian families in East Greenwich and Cranston - several all from the same family that came here years ago. My little girl that we adopted when she was 5 from St Petersburg has become good friends with their kids actually.
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Old 11-08-2008, 09:35 PM
 
Location: new england
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i've never met a russian
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Old 11-09-2008, 09:06 AM
 
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Just because you never met them, doesn't mean they don't exist! I had quite a few Russian neighbors, a Russian hairdresser, and a Russian co-worker when I lived in Providence.

Check the East Side, Summit in particular, and Pawtucket/Oak Hill. These neighborhoods are close to Miriam Hospital, as ljd1010 mentioned.
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Old 11-09-2008, 03:46 PM
 
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Just because you never met them, doesn't mean they don't exist! I had quite a few Russian neighbors, a Russian hairdresser, and a Russian co-worker when I lived in Providence.

Check the East Side, Summit in particular, and Pawtucket/Oak Hill. These neighborhoods are close to Miriam Hospital, as ljd1010 mentioned.
Exactly right!
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