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Imagine locking your front door for the last time, dropping off the key on your way out. Your life is packed in a couple small suitcases and you bid your friends and family farewell. Your plane ticket has "one-way" stamped across the top. As you embark on your journey, you contemplate your new life. During 30 years after 1975, about 500,000 immigrants from the former Soviet Union have navigated to America, finding themselves immersed in a strange land filled with people speaking a different language and supermarkets offering 64 different types of jam.

As can be expected, a handful of large U.S. cities have sizeable Russian-speaking communities. Like other immigrant populations, Russian immigrants tend to spend at least their first few years absorbed in these close-knit communities. There are Russian groceries and restaurants with familiar foods, TV channels in Russian with familiar programming, and regular concerts by Russian entertainers. There are even local Russian newspapers and magazines. Unfortunately, smaller Russian immigrant communities have neither Russian stores, nor Russian entertainment options. Cities with a couple thousand immigrants or less, like Kansas City in the 1980s, are not able to support a vibrant Russian community.


A Few Words About Cheating in Schools

One area that is often neglected is ethics. One must consider, however that crossing the lines finally creates cheating. The most effective way to curb unethical behavior is to build an atmosphere of trust.


Our Hall of Fame: Professor Efim Tolpin

Pianist Efim Tolpin came to the United States with his family from the former Soviet Union in 1979 at the age of 71. He graduated from the Kiev Conservatory of Music at the end of 20-s and has performed as a soloist in many cities of the former Soviet Union.


Father of modern television

(From The New Encyclopedia Britanica, 15th edition, Volume 12, p.947)

Zworykin, Vladimir Kosma, Russian-born U.S. electronic engineer, inventor, and the father of modern television.
He emigrated to the United States in 1919 and became a naturalized citizen in 1924.


Editor's Note: Community Life of Immigrants in Kansas City

The first immigrants from the former Soviet Union came to Kansas City in 1974. In the former Soviet Union Jewish people, like all other people, practically did not have any community life. There were not any synagogue congregations or clubs like the Jewish Community Center. Their life was limited to a circle of family members and friends.


Does God Exist?

This question is printed on the cover of 2009 book A Lawyer's Case for God by Jim Jacob. The same millennium-old question was used as the title of an article in the first issue of our newspaper in 1998.

“I was a committed atheist for 39 years” is the opening sentence of the book, in which the author discusses conflicting arguments and the road he travelled in becoming a believer in God and the Bible.


Does God Exist?

The first time I had a chance to read the Bible was in Italy, when I stayed with my family for about two months waiting for a visa to the United States. The content of the Bible was in deep contradiction with the science that I had studied in the University back in the Soviet Union.


Technology of Future Generations

Idea of building a large flat display that can be used as a TV screen or computer monitor is not new. This idea was explored for decades


We Have a Dream...

Who are we? We are about 2500-3000 immigrants from the former Soviet Union.
The American people know that refugees from the former Soviet Union are Jewish people. Yes, it was so at the start of immigration, about 25-30 years ago. But even at the beginning, there were many mixed families with a non-Jewish husband or wife.


People Behind Inventions: Hybrid Gasoline/Electric Car

More than 20 years ago two inventors built a hybrid car. This was prior to Toyota's development of the hybrid car.


Keeping the Faith. The Religious El Dorado

This was the title of a movie that premiered earlier this year, which tells the story of two boys and a girl who were childhood friends in New York. One of the boys became an orthodox rabbi, and the other - a Roman Catholic priest. The girl became a high-powered business executive. The rabbi and priest remained friends in spite of the almost 20 centuries of animosity between believers of their religions. They even founded an interfaith club.
Both men are drawn to the girl from their childhood. The love story among the friends raises problems (an Orthodox rabbi should not marry a gentile, or he must resign as a rabbi, and a Catholic priest can't marry at all).


Our Mission: To provide a community for Russian-speaking Americans and offer the opportunity to help them integrate with the community at-large and other organized societies, regardless of their origin, age, or religion.

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