Thanks for this voice, hoping this article was also published in the Russian language press. Living in Bat Yam, one of the "Russian" centers, in a building occupied in 70% Russian speakers (some since the 1980s) I observe the problems mentioned here from up-close. The attitudes of cynicism and suspision towards various authorities, apathy and resignation, on top of hard life experience. Trust in the Lieberman party and fear of the peace process and all that is branded "leftist". All these phenomena do not help people to get bold and speak up about their diffiiculties. I believe in their hearts they would want to but they have abdicated their power to Lieberman. The author is right - Lieberman does not really represent them, except on the ideological nationalist agenda. It's time somebody else, uncorrupted by the power apparatus, stood up for them.
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from the article: Israeli Russians must join the social protest