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Russian Orthodox Vancouver Vladivostok Sonoma

Natalie D. retells the story of her paternal grandmother and namesake, Nataliya Dolgriev.

Nataliya Dolgirev, also known as “Bobbie”, was our paternal grandmother. She immigrated to the United States during the Russian Revolution, traveling from Russia via Harbin, China and then to Vancouver, Canada by ship, before she arrived by train in the San Francisco Bay Area. We called her "Bobbie" because when we were little, growing up in Santa Rosa, California we did not speak Russian and could not say "babushka", the Russian word for "grandmother," so our parents taught us to call her "Bobbie."

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