Yes, many elderly Russian immigrants live on welfare. They are often abandonded by their families who get an Israeli passport and leave Israel for the States, Canada etc. Poor Babushka is left behind. Another problem is that many of the elderly Russians refuse to learn Hebrew and thus alienate themselves further from Israeli society. Haifa sees ''Soviet shtetls" being created.
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