Commonly found all over New York City (particularly in the Brighton area of Brooklyn
), diesel russians
are Russian-American immigrants who came to America when they
were between the ages of one and ten (typically), somewhere during the surge of Russian migration to America.
are a strange
breed, for they
have been raised on both the clannish, elitist, narrowminded ideals of the Russian culture and the greedy, shallow, expansionist
ideals of the American culture- thus, their
own ideals have a decidedly isolationist and materialistic bent. They
are stereotypically unaccepting of most
other groups, although few are explicitly unkind or malicious towards other groups. Sticking
mainly care about money, nice cars and homes, and their
appearances. Most diesel russians
smoke cigarettes (and most diesel
russian females can be found chain-smoking every hour
on the hour
). They enjoy
cruising around in their
cars and dancing at clubs that
play dance, trance, house and techno music.
A typical diesel
has a lot of gel in his hair
(which may be spiked) and is adorned
in anything from a wifebeater to designer clothing
to the latest hip hop-oriented wear(and fine
jewelry). They usually excersize
at a gym and enjoy
showing off their biceps
or sixpack. They enjoy
and take pride in their
appearance, grooming themselves sometimes to excess. Their
accents are usually
more Russian than American.
A typical diesel
russian female is very tanned and has long, fake, manicured
just border on tacky. Her hair
dyed blonde, frosted with blonde highlights, or set in a style of stiff, gelled
curls. She wears skimpy, trendy clothing
in bright colors. In the winter, it is not uncommon to see her wearing
Ugg boots. You can usually
find her chain-smoking and yapping
into the latest version of a cell
phone. Her accent is a mix between a Brooklyn
and a Russian accent.
speak in a mixture of Russian and English (and usually
do a spectacular job of messing up the latter language).
You can say that diesel russians
are a mixture of metrosexuals and scenesters, with a bit of old-skool, Old World Russia tossed in.