Russian-speaking community in the United States appeared in the early XX century.
Since then, the US regularly coming wave of Russian immigrants and emigrants.
In modern America also live many citizens of Russia and other former Soviet states.
If emigration to the United States was of the Soviet timemainly ethnic character - moved the Jews according to the Jackson-Vanik amendment - the modern migrants from Russia often come to the country for other reasons - for study, work or after marriage to a US citizen. Related to this is the fact that the New Arrivals Russian assimilate faster and more rarely settle in the so-called Russian neighborhoods, for example, in Brighton Beach. Modern migrants from Russia will integrate into American society, and often have no need to keep the diaspora, so as to work, and be sure to study the knowledge of the English language, simplifying integration.
Modern migrant from Russia often takespositions requiring higher skills and paid at least at the average level. It is also associated with the specifics of the modern migration policy of the USA. To obtain a working visa Russian citizen must prove that he has special competencies needed for the US labor market.
Arrived on a student visa are also limitedin the choice of work - often there is a limit, that during the first year of study the student can work only on the territory of student campus, which means enough skilled jobs, such as helping in the work of scientific laboratories.
An exception to the rule, you can call people,arrived in the United States for family reasons. If a person does not demand a degree, and does not speak in English, it will be able to rely on unskilled labor.
The cultural life of migrant workers from Russia in many waysIt corresponds to the one that led the Americans a similar level of income and education. With regard to specific immigrant cultural life, it can be concluded that it has passed its heyday in the second half of the XX century, and already does not have the scope and distribution of that before.
In the United States saved a few Russian-speakingpublications, but they, like the other paper media, undergoing a crisis due to the development of the Internet. Today's easier for migrants to receive news directly from Russia via the internet. However, retains and develops its influence Russian Orthodox Church Abroad.