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In NYC's Russian enclaves, a big 'nyet' to hacking talk


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              In this Dec. 16, 2016 photo, a clerk leans through a bakery window to make change for a customer in the Brooklyn borough of New York. D...

              In this Dec. 16, 2016 photo, Yefim Kacher, owner of a Brighton Beach hair salon in the Brooklyn borough of New York, talks about the el...

              In this Dec. 16, 2016 photo, women choose stockings for sale in a Brighton Beach clothing store in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Mo...

In this Dec. 16, 2016 photo, people walk past a Brighton Beach pharmacy that caters to the Russian community in the Brooklyn borough of...

In this Dec. 15, 2016 photo, Roman Gadayev works in his Brighton Beach shoe repair shop in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Gadayev ho...

In this Dec. 16, 2016 photo, Yuriy Taras enjoys the sunshine while sitting on the Brighton Beach boardwalk in the Brooklyn borough of N...

In this Dec. 16, 2016 photo, Russian-language newspapers are displayed on a Brighton Beach newsstand in the Brooklyn borough of New Yor...

In this Dec. 15, 2016 photo, Ludmila Bondar walks in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The Ukrainian-born U.S. citizen is among those B...

In this Dec. 16, 2016 photo, a clerk leans through a bakery window to make change for a customer in the Brooklyn borough of New York. D...

In this Dec. 16, 2016 photo, Yefim Kacher, owner of a Brighton Beach hair salon in the Brooklyn borough of New York, talks about the el...

In this Dec. 16, 2016 photo, women choose stockings for sale in a Brighton Beach clothing store in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Mo...

NEW YORK (AP) — Most Russian-speaking expatriates interviewed by The Associated Press this past week in New York City's heavily Russian enclaves shrug off accusations that Kremlin hacking helped sway the presidential election to Donald Trump.

They portray it as nothing more than political sour grapes.

While the city overall went nearly 79 percent for Clinton, most precincts in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Brighton Beach and Sheepshead bay voted "za Trampa," or for Trump, some as high as 80 percent.

First-generation migrants told the AP they generally liked Trump's promises to reduce taxes and create more jobs. And many say they felt that U.S.-Russian relations were likely to improve during a Trump presidency.


Updated : 2020-12-03 13:23 GMT+08:00