Russians In LA, What's It Like Being Russian In America Right Now?

Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump shake hands before a meeting in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

From the 1950s until the end of the Cold War, the Soviet Union was America's #1 enemy. With Russia's return as a major international power, it has again become a potential enemy — especially after President Trump's controversial meeting with Russian President Putin at the Helsinki summit.

Are you a Russian immigrant or of Russian descent and living in Los Angeles? Have you felt any blowback from the controversies and conflicts that the U.S. has had with Russia?

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