In New York’s ‘Little Odessa,’ Ukrainians see Russians as neighbors, not enemies

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By Maria Caspani and Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) – In just one day, Inga Sokolnikova filled two rooms in her beauty salon in New York City’s Brighton Beach with donated diapers, clothes and medical supplies for her native country of Ukraine. Donations poured in not only from Ukrainian and Ukrainian American residents of this diverse waterfront neighborhood in south Brooklyn, but also from Russians as well as Georgians, Uzbeks and Azerbaijanis. “All the people from our part of the world, they all gather things, bring them here, without much thinking. They are spending their own money and …

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