Reddit users have discovered a Russian-speaking area on the maps of New York
Reddit user G8g8g8 published several maps of New York, which indicated the most common languages in different areas of the city. Commentators have discovered a strange phenomenon in the Russian-speaking quarter.
Judging by the map, English turned out to be the most popular language in the largest city in the United States – it covers an overwhelming number of districts. The second most common language is Spanish, and the third is Russian.
Many netizens were amazed that there is a large area in New York in which most people speak Russian. “I thought so, but Russian is still surprising,” wrote a user under the nickname ScarAdvanced9562. The vigilant-comic penguin agreed with him, who considered the Russian-speaking quarters a “historical relic”.
The commentator under the nickname Mateja explained that we are talking about the Brighton Beach area – a place where emigrants from the USSR settled at the end of the last century.
“This is literally a time capsule of the USSR / Russia of 1980-1990. This is the strangest phenomenon … Lifestyle, mentality, music, clothing style and slang – all this straight from the early 90s, when the mafia flooded Russia. It’s literally like a movie, ”said a Reddit user. He added that such places in the world no longer exist.
Earlier, a Reddit user with the nickname filosoful published a Soviet poster promoting alcohol and smoking cessation. The healthy lifestyle image has sparked controversy among netizens.