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April 28, 2006

The Russians are coming.

Joe Grossberg sends me this map from the 2000 census about how many people in America speak Russian at home. It’s a whole lot more than I imagined. Idaho, in particular, has an astounding amount.

Posted by Karol at 12:12 PM |
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Will there also be a version of the Star Spangled Banner in Russian?

Posted by: J. Mark English at April 28, 2006 at 12:26 pm

Ah the melting pot…time to close the borders.

Posted by: Von Bek at April 28, 2006 at 1:01 pm

Idaho = potatoes = Vodka = Russians
So, where’s the surprise???

Posted by: dougrc at April 28, 2006 at 2:08 pm

Oddly enough, Moscow is in one of the less-Russian parts of Idaho.

Posted by: Nikhil Bhat at April 28, 2006 at 2:35 pm

dougrc:
Idaho = empty + cold

Posted by: Joe Grossberg at April 28, 2006 at 2:36 pm

My wife is an Russian interpreter in the Los Angeles area, and more and more she’s getting jobs in such crazy places like small towns near Bakersfield where there is suddenly a group of Russian-speakers living. I guess with housing prices like they are, everyone is spreading out.

Posted by: Neil at April 29, 2006 at 8:41 am
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