I assumed that when formiko mentioned Russian immigrants he was talking about Russian nationals and not Russophones or ethnic Russians, especially since he added that many of them are Jews.
So you assumed wrongly.
No, I didn't. In an earlier post formiko
answered my question saying the people are Russians & not Ukrainians. But you
did assume wrongly. You assumed I knew nothing about Ukrainian and/or Latvian demographics.
Look, if a person is from Ukraine, that makes their nationality Ukrainian, regardless of what language they speak natively.
What about ethnic Russians in Ukraine?
It doesn't change their nationality. You live in Canada & speak (Canadian) English natively. If you were to emigrate to another country you wouldn't refer to yourself as an "English immigrant", right? No, because you're Canadian.