Where would be the best places in the city to do this?
I studied Russian and studied abroad in Russia in college, and since my graduation in May I haven't been using it as much as I'd like.
I would love to improve upon my Russian abilities, and short of traveling there, I know that the best way to practice it is to find Russian friends/girlfriends (preferably those close to my age obviously).
At home with American capitalism, he nonetheless continues to strongly identify with Soviet mannerisms (but don’t tell that to his face).
The modern Russian diaspora began in the 1970′s, when many Soviet Jews began to leave for Israel and the US.
Social origins: Normal Jewish families, with smattering of colorful dissidents and black marketeers/organized crime; also many pretend Jews.