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Re: “Welcome to Portlandistan

That's exactly why organizations like ROSS exist. People can misinterpret behaviors as "rude" if they don't know about Eastern European culture. I'm sure plenty of Russian-speakers think that American culture is "rude" at times.

As for the comment about Russian evangelical Christians, yes, the common religion of their home country is Orthodoxy, but keep in mind that nearly 90% of recent immigrants are Evangelical Christians. The reason this article does not talk about Russian Orthodoxy is that they simply aren't the majority, and in general don't need as much help integrating because they immigrate for different reasons, often for marriage to an American citizen.

Be careful of quick judgments. That is exactly what we're trying to avoid here. Thanks.

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Posted by Tronchik on 11/19/2008 at 10:40 AM

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