Acculturation Strategies of Cold War and Post-Soviet Immigrants in the United States

Robin Smith, Salve Regina University

Abstract

This research investigates approaches to successfully facilitate acculturation of Russian immigrants into the American mainstream both during the Cold War and after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Primary research methods included interviews with Russian immigrants using anon-probability, snowball sampling technique. Secondary research reviewed scholarly books, autobiographies, journals, and dissertations on the topic of Russian immigrant acculturation. There search found that resilience, educational level, self-sufficiency, English fluency, religious affiliation, and whiteness were the most important contributing factors to successful acculturation.

Subject Area

International Relations

Recommended Citation

Smith, Robin, "Acculturation Strategies of Cold War and Post-Soviet Immigrants in the United States" (2021). Doctoral Dissertations. AAI28777033.
https://digitalcommons.salve.edu/dissertations/AAI28777033

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