A new Cold War is emerging since Russian troops invaded Ukraine last month.
New York City is home to 600,000 people of Russian descent, many living alongside the 80,000 people who identify as Ukrainian in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn.
Residents and business owners in Brighton Beach — a community where Russians and Ukrainians have been living peacefully side by side for decades — are displaying their support for Ukraine in a variety of ways since the Russian invasion began February 24.
Kateryna Koval of Brighton Beach was relieved when she heard that the Biden Administration has extended the Temporary Protection Status (TPS) program to include Ukrainians living here in the U.S. who do not want to go back with the Russian invasion going on. “Good thing. It gives peace of mind,” she said.