Ivan sporting a ‘Straight Outta Russia’ shirt while walking along Brighton Beach Avenue. He moved to Brighton from Rostov-on-Don about five years ago.
Arkady, born in Dagestan during WWII, playing the violin on Brighton Beach Avenue at rush-hour time.
Russian pirogi on sale on Brighton Beach Avenue. The workers wear the same hats food industry workers in Russia wear.
An advertisement for vodka on a telephone booth located in Brighton Beach.
A Russian-speaking woman returning from the beach in Brighton.
Khahapuri and other pastries on sale at a store on Brighton Beach Avenue.
Signs in Russian at this food store in Brighton.
Inside the elaborate dining hall of Tatiana on Brighton Beach.
Valentina, a lawyer from Kiev, said she won a Green Card about 10 years ago. She cares for a Ukrainian woman in her 80s during the day and takes some English lessons in her free time. She recalled eating American-made powered eggs in the early post war years.
Russian speakers playing chess in Brighton.
A Belarusian woman sitting atop the light guard post at Brighton practicing her English.
A Georgian youth flipping through the air at Brighton Beach. A recent arrival to Brighton, he likes to practice parkour in his free time.