Russian-speaking immigrants and their media: Still together?

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The recent wave of immigration from the Former Soviet Union has created the largest ethno-linguistic community of over 1 million people in Israel. Rising communication needs of the newcomers led to the rapid development of Russian-language media that fulfil a dual function: preserving the immigrants' original identity and ties to the former homeland while also addressing new challenges of social and cultural integration. This article explores the main trends in Russian-language media consumption in Israel and illuminates their social and cultural roles in the immigrants' adaptation, with a special emphasis on youth and more recent arrivals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-88
Number of pages17
JournalIsrael Affairs
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2011


  • Ethnic media
  • Immigrants
  • Israel
  • Russian israelis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Political Science and International Relations


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