formiko wrote:My friend Misha lives in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn and he's darker skinned (like Israeli) and his entire family is from St. Petersburg.
Eh? Most of the Israeli Ashkenazim
I've seen have had rather light complexions. I suppose they may be ever so slightly darker than the average Russian but they're all "white" to me.
linguoboy wrote: Sobekhotep wrote:
formiko wrote:Brooklyn has a HUGE Russian immigrant population.There are so many ex-KGB that it's called Little Odessa.
Odessa is in Ukraine.
And Riga is in Latvia. What's your point?
But don't worry, I'll spell it out specially for you: formiko
mentioned that Brooklyn has a huge RUSSIAN immigrant population. Then he added that it's called "Little Odessa". Since Odessa is in UKRAINE it makes little sense to me for it to be used as a nickname for an area known for its RUSSIAN immigrants.