Strong & Unique: WeHo’s Russian-speaking CommunityBy: Julissa Rodriguez
The Russian-speaking population of West Hollywood is the most concentrated single Russian-speaking region in US outside of New York and consists primarily of émigrés from different Republics of the former Soviet Union: Russian Federation, Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia, Belarus, Latvia, Uzbekistan, etc.
Among the Russian-speaking community the family values are dominated most. This makes the community very strong and unique.
Of course, no ethnic community can thrive without a healthy overabundance of its food. The Russian West Hollywood has this angle fully covered, with a variety of Russian grocery stores in West Hollywood (Los Angeles’s own version of New York’s Brighton Beach), Jewish Delis and many more Russian Restaurants.
For more info on WeHo’s Russian community, visit the City of West Hollywood’s site.