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    Russian community in chicago

    Hello.

    I am trying to find out if there is a russian community in chicago. looking for possible shops, delis, etc. i have searched a little bit on the internet, but am finding lame sites with no real information. if anyone knows anything, please let me know.

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    perferably in english.

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    Russian community in English in Chicago? Hmm, good luck, I do not think it exists. Why Russians would interact in English in US?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pioner
    Russian community in English in Chicago? Hmm, good luck, I do not think it exists. Why Russians would interact in English in US?
    Because it is a language of this country. Or isn't it?

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    I once saw a report on tv about a Russian lessons given to americans in Chicago, they showed few guys talking Russian and watching the old movie about Chapayev
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    Quote Originally Posted by CTPEKO3A
    Quote Originally Posted by Pioner
    Russian community in English in Chicago? Hmm, good luck, I do not think it exists. Why Russians would interact in English in US?
    Because it is a language of this country. Or isn't it?
    Hmmm, let me think. It is a language in this country. Ok. You can speak English to locals, right? So, what the hell you need to create Russian community here and keep on speaking English? Do you speak English to your Russian friends in US?
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    I don't have any Russian friends
    Well, you are Russian, sort of..
    Why do we communicate in English with you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTPEKO3A
    I don't have any Russian friends
    Well, you are Russian, sort of..
    Why do we communicate in English with you?
    because it is a forum for English speaking people, out of respect to them I use English. In this forum of Russians in USA:
    http://ourprivate.net/
    I ineract in Russian only. You can join there as well if you want, it is a nice forum.

    And in this:
    http://pratchett.org/forum
    Russian as well, but it is not a forum in America.

    Why don't you have Russian-speaking friends here? You did not find anyone around? I really got tired speaking English sometimes, and I need to talk Russian, otherwise it devastetes me a lot.

    BTW, always wanted to visit Kansas, since my childhood, I was a fan of "Волшебник изумрудного города".
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    It was a joke - about friends.
    Even with them sometimes it's not polite to speak Russian when other people around have no clue..
    You can not isolate yourself from surroundings. Or it will become like Brighton area in NY. Very sad place, for my taste.
    Idea is to blend in.. or to go back
    Not trying to recreate Russia in the middle of other country. It will not work anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTPEKO3A
    It was a joke - about friends.
    Even with them sometimes it's not polite to speak Russian when other people around have no clue..
    You can not isolate yourself from surroundings. Or it will become like Brighton area in NY. Very sad place, for my taste.
    Idea is to blend in.. or to go back
    Not trying to recreate Russia in the middle of other country. It will not work anyway.
    Well, it works in Brighton, even if the result is not what you (and I) may like. Anyhow, it is a Russian Community. I speak Russian there, this is why it is created. If an american appeared in Russian company, I do not think that everyone should switch to Russian, unless he or she participates in conversation. (S)he knew where (s)he was going. Would you go to mexican party and demand everyone speak English, because you do not speak Spanish? Hell no. You better learn Spanish or do not feel offended if people around speak spanish. The same rule applies to any ethnic community. Just recently I was on Tartar Sabantuy in California, people spoke tartar, I can't speak tartar, but would I demand them speak Russian or English? Hell no, as that was the idea of them to join together, to speak their native language.
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    You know, pioner, I think you have trouble hearing what other people trying to say..
    I was talking of beeing polite and switching to English in mixed crowd. You're talking of demanding people speak English or Russian if you do not understand.
    Well, I don't know how to communicate with you, sorry. And I have a feeling it's not a language issue

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTPEKO3A
    You know, pioner, I think you have trouble hearing what other people trying to say..
    I was talking of beeing polite and switching to English in mixed crowd. You're talking of demanding people speak English or Russian if you do not understand.
    Well, I don't know how to communicate with you, sorry. And I have a feeling it's not a language issue
    In mixed crowd it is better to speak English. I agree. But we spoke about Russian Community in US, aren't we?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pioner
    Russian community in English in Chicago? Hmm, good luck, I do not think it exists. Why Russians would interact in English in US?
    I was answering your question - why would we?

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    Re: Russian community in chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by zach smith
    Hello.

    I am trying to find out if there is a russian community in chicago. looking for possible shops, delis, etc. i have searched a little bit on the internet, but am finding lame sites with no real information. if anyone knows anything, please let me know.
    I found one. It is lame.. but seems like you can get at least some information there.
    http://www.chicagoru.com/
    And another one. It's mostly in Russian, but main menu on top is English, some other things in English, too
    http://www.russianchicago.com/
    Try it.
    Even thou it's lame, it's much better then website of Russian community in KC

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