By Amit Verma, 5th period
- Russians blamed the Jews for killing their ruler Czar Alexander the 2nd and began "pogroms" to destroy the Jewish (The term pogrom as a reference to large-scale, targeted, and repeated antisemitic rioting saw its first use in the 19th century).
- The pogroms of 1881-1884 and 1903-1906 led the Russian Jews to immigrate.
- Jews left Russia due to persecution. They moved to other countries besides the U.S
Pull Factors and Settlement Patterns
- Russian Jews escaped to Texas with the help of Jewish Emigration Society of Kiev, working with the Galveston Movement an other groups.
- Merchants from 1850, bought cotton from the local plantations and shipped it down the Trinity River and on to Russia. This shows that they previous Russians made good trading routes so that other Russians can come and go as things pass.
- Resources such as cotton.
- Working/Jobs (working in the fields)
Traditions, Festivities, Customs, and Food.
Ballet is a part of culture in Russia.
- Blintzes-pancakes filled with jlly and covered in sour cream
- Bialiesn- onion rolls
- Borscht- a cold beet soup with sour cream
Russia is also famous for Nesting dolls and Vodka.
-When a baby is born, only the father and mother can see it. After forty days other close relatives can see it.
-Bread can only be cut with a knife. If not, it is said that your life will be broken.
-Tripping on your left foot is considered good luck.
-It is considered bad luck if you talk about your future success.
Holidays and Festivals-
-St. Tatyana's Day
-Troitsa/ Holy Trinity Day
-When having alcohol, it must be drunk completely
-Giving a gift to the guest when they visit.
-Using Nesting Dolls
Famous Russian Texans
Micheal Riskind (1879-1969)
Morris B. Zale (1901-1995)
Ilya Prigogine (1917 to present day)
Did You Know?
- Russian don't usually wait for special occasion to visit a friend or relative.
- When invited to someone's house, you should bring a gift.
- Alcoholic beverages are allowed for the people in Russia. You can walk around with a friend drinking a bottle of beer.
- Russian men and women prefer Vodka in shots. Sometimes they add coke or orange juice to make it a cocktail. They call it a "screwdriver"
- Russians can have huge appetites. They love cafeteria's. Most cafe's stay open late to about 2 a.m.
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