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Vintage photos of:
My mom's parents Anatole and Natalia Filipoff, Niteroi Brazil, sometime in the early 1960's. Originally from Russia around Rostov-on-Don, they emigrated to Brazil in 1949. When the kids all were old enough grandma kicked them out to emigrate to the US. My mother and her sister in the early 60's, her brother in the late 1970's. My grandfather passed away in Niteroi in 1994, after that my grandmother moved to the US. She became a citizen in 2005, died earlier this year in January.