Russian Blogroll

When I first got online, I was really frustrated by the small amount of navelgazing going on for/about Russian Jews and other ex-Soviets.  Here’s a list of links. It’s constantly growing and evolving, so if you see someone that should be on here, please email me!

Here’s the badge.  To add to your blog, paste the following code into your HTML wherever you desire it, or save the image and upload it to where you’d like it to show.

<a href=””><img title=”sovietblogbloc” src=”” alt=”” width=”125″ height=”125″ /></a>


Ex-Russia (Ukraine Counts, too!)

Marinka at Motherhood in NYC
Yuliya at SheSuggests
Stephanie at Like the Vodka
Lea Zeltserman
Kansas City with the Russian Accent
Soviet Jewry Tumblr
The Transparent Russian Blog
Jennifer at Dividing My Time
Julia Ioffe
Sitting on the Edge of the Sandbox
Alina at Duty-Free Foodie
Alena and Daniel at Rubinary
Julie Minevich
Anna Tarkov
LanguageHat (about Russian the language)
Miriam Elder
Leah at Ingathered

Ex-Soviet Bloc
Smells Like Borscht (Belarus)
Scary Azeri
(Azeri, duh)
Rima at RimaRama (Lithuanian)
Petya at How to Marry a Bulgarian (Bulgarian)
Pauline at Classy Chaos (Polish)
Polish Mama on the Prairie (Polish)
Julija Šukys (Lithuania)

My Own Blog Posts:



10 thoughts on “Russian Blogroll

  1. Thank you for this! not only the mention, but compiling the list. my in-laws say i was a russian in a previous life, so reading these blogs is very nostalgic.

  2. Thank you so much for adding me! It was awesome meeting you on Twitter and all of us talking about our similar backgrounds! Will be hitting up all these other blogs over the next couple of days as well. Finally! Other Mama Bloggers out there, like me :)

  3. Hey Vicki, thanks for adding me to the blog list, and great to find some others too. How does one add the blog bloc button?

    BTW, there’s something wrong with the links – the whole middle section of the list are all pointing to the same site.

    Cheers, Lea

    1. Thanks for pointing it out…Wordpress pages were reverting to previous versions and it should be fixed now. I’ve also added basic instructions on how to add it.

  4. Have you heard about the HIAS Scholars Program? Those who relocated to the United States from the former Soviet Union with the help of HIAS may be eligible for this presitigious scholarship!

    Established in 1974 to help immigrants fulfill their dreams of advanced education, the HIAS Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to HIAS-assisted individuals in the United States who are pursuing college or graduate degrees.
    The HIAS Scholars program offers the following exciting benefits to awardees:

    Increased U.S. scholarship awards to $4,000
    Participation in community building projects serving local immigrant communities
    Leadership skills training and educational programming covering:
    Jewish perspectives on contemporary immigration issues
    Advocacy skills building
    Career development
    Opportunity to meet your donor, other HIAS Scholars, and other members of the HIAS community at orientations and scholarship ceremonies held in NYC and LA
    Inclusion in HIAS Young Leaders, a community of young professionals and students devoted to furthering HIAS’ mission of helping migrants and advocating for fair and just immigration laws

    Participation in the HIAS Scholars Program is intended for high school seniors and students of all ages already enrolled in college, professional, vocational, university, or graduate school programs. All applicants must have been resettled in the United States by HIAS, must demonstrate at least one year of attendance in a U.S. high school (applicable to 12th graders only), college or graduate school, and must be continuing their education at a U.S. post-secondary institution in the 2012/2013 academic year.
    Recipients are selected on the basis of academic excellence, financial need, and community service.
    The deadline to apply for the 2012-2013 HIAS Scholars Program is February 29, 2012. To apply, please visit
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