Russians in the United Kingdom

Russians in the United Kingdom

infobox ethnic group
group = Russians in the United KingdomРусские в Великобритании

caption = Notable Russian Britons: Theodore Komisarjevsky, Helen Mirren, Albert Coates, Peter Ustinov
poptime = Over 300,000 [ [ Russians in the UK] ]
0.5% of the UK's population
popplace = London, South East England
langs = English, Russian,
rels = Russian Orthodox, minority Muslim, Jewish,
related= Russians in Australia, Russian people, Overseas Russians, Russian American, Russian Canadian

Russians have existed in the United Kingdom since the nineteenth century. In 2005 there were estimated to be around 300,000 Russians living in the UK, with many more having partial Russian ancestry.

ettlement and population numbers

Current estimates show that approximately 41,000 Russians call London their home, according to some estimates including students, refugees, visa-overstayers and illegal migrants there about 100,000 Russians in London. [ [,2763,1190191,00.html James Meek on London's Russian invasion | Russia | Guardian Unlimited ] ] For those who have noticed, the nicknames "Londongrad" and "Moscow-on-the-Thames" are both well known. [ [ BBC NEWS | UK | Born Abroad | Other European ex-USSR ] ] An entire sub-culture has arisen - several, in fact - with specialty stores and restaurants becoming more noticeable. There are several Russian-language weeklies, and small sub-communities are forming.

Famous Britons with Russian ancestry

* Dame Helen Mirren, actress
* Sir Peter Ustinov, actor, writer and raconteur
* The Abramovich Family
* Stuart Rose, Chief Executive of Marks & Spencer
* Mick Jones, Guitarist & Vocalist with The Clash.
* Theodore Komisarjevsky, a stage designer and director
* Lilia Kopylova, international professional dancer
* Sophia Myles, actress
* Stephen Poliakoff, screenwriter & director.
* Robert_Skidelsky (Baron_Skidelsky), politician, economist and writer.
* Alexandra Lvovna Tolstaya, writer and explorer
* Nikolai Tolstoy, prominent Russo-British historian
* Theo Fabergé, grandson of Peter Carl Fabergé and scion of the The House of Fabergé dynasty
* Sir Paul Vinogradoff, historian specializing in Anglo-Saxon law
* Albert Coates - conductor and composer.
* Nick Clegg, politican

ee also

*Ukrainian British

External links

* [ BBC Born Abroad - Ex-USSR]
* [ British Russian Society]
* [ Russians in London]
* [ Rupoint]
* [ Doska]
* [ Russian London]
* [ Russian restaurants in the UK]


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