Russian Texans Embrace Heritage, New Home

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Classes led by the Russian Community School of Austin usually last from noon until 7 p.m. every Sunday, but this past Sunday’s session was shortened because of the school’s autumn festival at the Wells Branch Library. Parents from Russian and Russian-American families brought their kids — dressed in gowns and suits for the festival — and talked over coffee and home-made pirozhkis, or fried buns, as the classes progressed.

In one class, a few 5-year-old students learned the Russian words for animals. In a nearby hall, young girls rehearsed for their evening ballet performance at the festival.

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