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Anton Yelchin: Russian Jew turned Movie Star

Anton Yelchin at the 2008 Toronto Internationa...

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Anton Yelchin moved to America from the Soviet Union in 1989, when he was just 6 months old. His parents, Irina Korina and Viktor Yelchin, were stars of the Leningrad Ice Ballet, and had even qualified for the 1972 Winter Olympics in figure-skating pairs but were barred from participating by the Soviet government.

“I don’t exactly know what that was—because they were Jewish or because the KGB didn’t want them to travel,” said Yelchin in an interview with The Daily Beast. The family, which was quite well off by Soviet standards, sold all their worldly possessions—their home, their summer house, even their family jewelry, since the Soviet authorities wouldn’t let them take it—and immigrated to the U.S. as refugees who didn’t speak a word of English. Joined by Irina’s father, who had recently suffered a stroke, and Viktor’s mother, they eventually settled into a tiny apartment in West Hollywood.

this article reminds me of what’s wrong with black people.  I mean we don’t toot our own horns enough.  I mean you take one little ugly immigrant Russian Jew put him in front of a camera and the Jewish journalists in the media crawl all over his character and set him up as the next Jewish Robert Redford.  Yes, he is probably smart, what else is new? But black folks don’t push black stars enough especially the new ones who were born right here as were their parents and great grand parents.   But that does not count anymore does it? 

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