Brighton Beach is an incredible place in New York, where almost everyone speak Russian.
When you exit the subway, you begin to understand
that you have been transported to another time, to Soviet Union era Russia.
Here you find shops, restaurants, and cafes selling pies, bagels,
and other traditional products that are no longer found anywhere else, even in Russia.
During Superstorm Sandy, many homes were destroyed, and many Russians,
especially those who live without insurance, suffered irreparable losses.
But life goes on, and this place is filled with new compatriots
who came to make their fortunes in America.
Walking along the shore of the ocean, you can always see many people playing dominoes, drinking Zhiguli beer while having warm, intimate conversations until sunset.
Some people say that here you can live a real Russian life,
even more than you could anywhere in Russia.
This local style creates an incredible contrast with the typical American landscapes
and makes the trip to Brighton Beach an unforgettable and unique experience,
especially for the Russian tourist.