Hey look at that, Republicans in New York City.
6/2/12, "New York's Republican enclave," BBC, Reggie Nadelson
"While most of the city is pro-Obama, there is a corner of New York that traditionally votes Republican - the city's holiday destination, Brighton Beach.
"You hear more English in Odessa in the summer than here in Brighton Beach," says Ramon, a waiter at Restaurant Tatiana.
A recent immigrant from Ukraine, Ramon was a waiter on ships all over the world, but, like hundreds of thousands before him, he dreamed of the United States.
"I am so happy to be here," he adds, bringing me a glass of Russian Standard vodka.
It surprises me, finding a whole new cast of young immigrants here in the coastal area of Brooklyn they sometimes call Little Odessa, and, though it is more than two decades since the former Soviet Union fell, you can still get a whiff of the bad old days....Perhaps the recent memory of too little choice - and sometimes too little food - is still palpable on Brighton Beach....
"But why is that slightly scary fellow staring at me? Then I realise it is the "Re-elect Obama" button on my jacket.
This is a little bastion of Republicans in an overwhelmingly Democratic city.
These are people who remember the Soviet Union all too well and resist what they see as