Hurricane Irene made it necessary for inhabitants of Brighton Beach to evacuate. The mayor issued mandatory evacuation, but then found that many Russians refused to leave their homes and neighborhood despite the threat and many risks. Police were even sent in to make sure residents stayed in their homes and off the streets. The sign above makes it clear why they would not leave: Russians Don't Surrender!!!
Another glimpse of what Russians are all about thanks to Sheepsheadbaybites.com.