The Russian capital Moscow has a Chinatown that consisted of "... more than 100,000 of immigrants worked at the market and at least 60% of them were Chinese." Moscow authorities have said that a Chinatown will replace the old Cherkizovsky Market, which was demolished in 2009.
After the Cherkizovsky Market was demolished in 2009, the area where "... the market was located started getting more and more Chinese with every single day." According to another source, the 70% of the demolished market were Chinese immigrants. Dmitry Medvedev, then the president of Russia, opposed the purposeful creation of a Chinatown anywhere in Russia. Despite this opposition, "... China was ready to invest $1 billion in the construction of a new center..."
Although there is a neighborhood called Kitay-gorod, which is translated as "Chinatown" in the Russian language, no Chinese enclave ever existed in that district and few if any Chinese actually lived or worked there.
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