- 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 [ [http://www.workpermit.com/news/2006_12_19/uk/russians_londongrad.htm Russians in the UK] ]
0.5% of the UK's population
London, South East England
langs = English, Russian,
Russian Orthodox, minority Muslim, Jewish,
Russians in Australia, Russian people, Overseas Russians, Russian American, Russian Canadian
Russians have existed in the
United Kingdomsince 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. [ [http://www.guardian.co.uk/russia/article/0,2763,1190191,00.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. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/uk/05/born_abroad/countries/html/other_european_ex_ussr.stm 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
Helen Mirren, actress
Peter Ustinov, actor, writer and raconteur
* The Abramovich Family
Stuart Rose, Chief Executiveof Marks & Spencer
* Mick Jones, Guitarist & Vocalist with
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 Fabergéand scion of the The House of Fabergé dynasty
Paul Vinogradoff, historian specializing in Anglo-Saxon law
* Albert Coates - conductor and
Nick Clegg, politican
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/uk/05/born_abroad/countries/html/other_european_ex_ussr.stm BBC Born Abroad - Ex-USSR]
* [http://www.britishrussian.org.uk British Russian Society]
* [http://www.russians-in-london.co.uk Russians in London]
* [http://www.rupoint.co.uk Rupoint]
* [http://doska.co.uk Doska]
* [http://www.russianlondon.com Russian London]
* [http://restoran.us/ukir/ukir.htm Russian restaurants in the UK]
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