Jewish in Brooklyn, NY (Brighton Beach) or in Israel, etc. but born a Russian-speaker in the former USSR (Soviet Jews). Most of these "Russians" speak Russian among themselves. Most Russian stores, Russian newspapers, Russian restaurants, etc. in America are in fact Jewish-owned and operated in the interests of Jewish immigrants living outside the former Soviet Union. They love ethnic Russian food, read their news about Israel in Russian, watch their Brooklyn-based TV in Russian, etc. Not to be confused with real Russians.
An American asks a group of people who speak with an accent: Are you German? (Italian? Albanian?...) No, we are Russian, they answer.
Wow! How did you get to America?
Our family was persecuted in Russia because we are Jewish.
Also: Clueless Russian President Putin addressing former Soviet emigres on his visit to Israel: "Fellow compatriots... "
Also: "My grandparents/parents came from Russia..." - This usually means they were Jewish.
Also: "Russian Mafia" - Mostly Soviet-born Jews who speak Russian. More proper to call it the Red Mafia.
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