Skip to comments.Russians are leaving the country in droves Some chafe at life under Vladimir Putin's rule
Posted on 11/21/2011 11:11:09 AM PST by Vigilanteman
Reporting from Moscow Over a bottle of vodka and a traditional Russian salad of pickles, sausage and potatoes tossed in mayonnaise, a group of friends raised their glasses and wished Igor Irtenyev and his family a happy journey to Israel.
Irtenyev, his wife and daughter insist they will just be away for six months, but the sadness in their eyes on this recent night said otherwise.
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Experts believe that 100,000 to 150,000 people now leave the country annually and warn that the exodus reached dangerous dimensions in the last three years.
"People are going abroad for better college education, for better medical help, for better career opportunities, believing they will come back someday, but very few actually do," said Dmitry Oreshkin, a political analyst with the Institute of Geography. "The intellectual potential of the nation is being washed away, as the most mobile, intelligent and active are leaving."
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Maybe Russia should take in some of the Somalai refugees which the UN is so anxious to foist upoun us.
I think half of them come to Sacramento. Not complainin’, just sayin’.
But...but...but they´re becoming so Christian.
Our beaches are warmer and Big Media’s news is always Commie-friendly.
Not complaining either. Most of them seen to be hard-working decent folks.
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The issue is being discussed in Minsk:
Even though she would leave you in a year of coming to the US, it would still be worth it.
Israel has been getting its share.
Most are Jewish-according-to-Hitler and not actually Jewish, but they are learning Hebrew and most of the kids have Orthodox conversions in the IDF.
They’re hardcore and anit-socialist, to boot.
Orlando has most of the other half
That’s severely photoshopped.
1,249,999 + my wife of eight years!
Maybe we could ship Russia 100,000 illegal Mexicans. We have plenty in stock.
LOL. At my last job I worded with a Russian guy who moved here from...Orlando.
Sure ‘nuff, whenever I go into a business arond here and the receptionist is a stunning beauty, 9 times out of 10 her name is Oleysa, Oxanna, etc.
Mrs. Hugin is Russian on her mother’s side, born in Johnstown.
I know a few too here in Alaska. They come anyway they can, but it’s the economy that is what they are after. They all say it’s more expensive here but life is much better, they ain’t going back. Their kids are as American as ours too, bottom line. One family I know they just got their citizenship, both parents highly educated, real sharp. They were ethnic Germans that immigrated to Russia in 1600’s, Catherine the Great imported them as farmers. Russkies never accepted them as Russian. My friend even had to change his name to a more Russian sounding version to survive, even though his people had been there 350 years. Guy I know is very conservative, plays hockey in adult league, kids all on travel teams, ha. Thing is, we’ve sat and watched world cup games and he’s rootin for the Russkies and we’re all ready to pound on him, ha ha.
Russia has their own Mexico. It’s called Caucasus and Muslem states that ring it’s south borders.
Moscow has Muslem mass prayers in streets, ala Paristinians.
Putin is worth several “B”illion American dollars.
It,s a mess of Biblical proportions.
And for shock value, US supplies humidity sensors for Russian ballistic missile silos, to prevent rusting of missile hulls. So called premature Ejuculation of ICBM’s.
Feel better now?
Maybe Romney could pick her as a running mate.
How long until the Chinese annex the Russian East?
Next time you see one, tell her she is “ochen krasivaya”...
She will likely be pleasantly surprised that you noticed she is Russian, and gave her a compliment...if she gives you attitude though, then she is one of those Russians who are arrogant jerks and you don’t want to know them anyway...
Jewbacca-My parents have neighbors in Haifa, from former Soviet Lithuania, and they are 110% Pro-Isreal and my mother says would put most practicing Jews to Shame in their dedication.
Hugin-The Soviets best export was their women (much Like Communist China and Vietnam)
Central_Va-The Russians don't put up with all the crap the U.S. Puts up with, and Yes it would be worth it, the heartbreak, the feelings of being used, but it would be worth it.
You should start a matchmaking biz on the side.
Although Sadly Abortions have crippled Russia, Much to his liking I am sure.
Besides many of the People I have met from Behind the Iron Curtain are all Radically Anti-Democrat and Anti-Ubama, they don't like the fact that we let them get away with so much here.
Maybe we could ship Russia 100,000 illegal Mexicans. We have plenty in stock.
There ya go! Post of the day!
Even after two centuries in what is now the Ukraine, the Russians never really accepted them as equals and actively encouraged their exit and expulsion in the mid to late 1880's, just as south central North Dakota was opening to settlement.
They came in droves. Many of the counties in that area of the state are majority Germans from Russia. To this day, they are a very conservative lot. Pat Buchanan was actually getting votes in the double digit range here when he was struggling to break 1/2 of 1% in the rest of the country. Unlike your friend, they do not identify with Russians at all and, hence the name "Germans from Russia."
Some of their close cousins were still in the Ukraine when Hitler invaded. Initially, they were welcoming. Some even furnished military units to the German army. But Hitler was an idiot with his ideas of racial purity. After what was then nearly 300 years of living among Russians and Ukrainians, few of them met the nazi definition of racial purity, so they turned on the nazis with a vengeance.
Still, Stalin never forgave them. There were mass deportations to Siberia after he reestablished control and those who were able fled to the United States, many to North Dakota where they had waiting relatives.
My best friend since my elementary school days was of this stock. When we visited his relatives, their views on politics were so conservative that I would look like your typical San Franciscan at a TEA party rally by comparison.
1. The Russian demographic problem of a shrinking population gets fixed.
2. America and Mexico's narco gang problems are now transferred to people who can effectively deal with them.
3. The illegal alien residents and Muslims in the U.S. can't say they don't have a place to go now that all of the former nation of Mexico is available specifically for them.
The popular theory is that all they have to do is walk in and take it over at the opportune time.
The reality is a bit more complicated. The Siberian Russians are much more independent thinking, hearty and capitalist lot than their cousins to the west. Throw in the growing Mongol populations sitting right between China and Russia who share many of the same traits and I think you have the potential for an interesting mix: a highly independent thinking multicultural nation of Han, Mongol and Russians which can't easily be controlled by Beijing, Moscow or even the closest capital of Ulan Bator.
I’d rather have 100 Russian immigrants than 1 Muslim.
Well, FWIW Russian immigrants tend to me more on the conservative side, at least economically, compared to many other immigrants. That’s my experience, anyway.
Russians have wonderful yogurt. They actually invented the stuff. I had some one day in Moscow and I’ve been craving it ever since. You could tell it had about 7 million calories and 900 grams of carbs in each tablespoon. My gosh that was pure heaven, that yogurt. And I don’t even care for yogurt.
100,000 mexicans for 1,000 of those women seems like a fair trade. Let’s deal in volume.
I remember those Dannon commercials, where they showed all of the Russians who were supposedly 130 years old, or somesuch.
One of the best memories I have of Russia was touring this amazing little town 100 miles north of Moscow where the grounds were covered in snow and the ravens were perched in evergreens. We approached a historic chapel with amazing architecture. The large wooden doors came open and we were allowed inside. A choir of beautiful voices rang out inside, singing Christian songs. And this was only about 3 years after the fall of the Soviet empire when churches and religion were banned. The choir was real, and up close. It was breathtaking.
Outside was a picture of Stalin's troops destroying this church. There was a brand new church bell in a wooden crate about to be resurrected.
or however you spell that...lol!
We have a fairly good sized contingent here in Gwinnett county.
I only hope the Russians are not coming here to escape a police state. Poor choice. LOL!!
I don't care!
Don’t know if it is true, but have heard that Siberia and the Russian East have as many illegal Chinese immigrants as California has illegal Mexicans.
Agreed, and they aren’t communists. Bring em over. For every Roosian we get, we send back 100 muzzies.
Are they still alive?
I wouldn’t doubt it. Demo is destiny.
Yep, it’s hard to project even decades ahead, much less centuries.
My only experience with russians is that they are a bunch of lying, cheating thieves. We don’t need anymore of the bastards here. We’ve got too many as it is.
I’d rather have none of them.
“Over a bottle of vodka and a traditional Russian salad of pickles, sausage and potatoes tossed in mayonnaise.”
Oof, wouldn’t want to be sharing a cab with someone after they ate that, if you know what I mean...