In total, about 133 million Russians live in the world, 22 million of them live abroad.
In the US, more than 3 million people have Russian roots, andIn Europe, about 10 million people consider themselves to be descendants of the Russian environment, but if you do not take into account Ukraine and other countries that were part of the USSR, then the Russians will hardly have more than 1 million in Europe.
Famous Americans of America
In the US from Russia throughout historySeveral waves of immigration were sent. Over the ocean, including scientists and actors, athletes and many other important people who did not find a worthy use in Russia.
If you do not look deep into the history, but lookOn the Russian Americans of our time, it can be noted Anastasia Lyukina or "Nastya Lukin," as it is called by the inhabitants of the United States. This young gymnast took gold, 3 silver and bronze at the Olympics in Beijing, alas not for the Russian national team.
Mikhail Baryshnikov pleases Americans who loveballet. He is not only a ballet dancer and choreographer, but also an actor. Baryshnikov played in the theater and cinema (Love in the Big City, season 6). Russian by birth is the American actor Anton Yelchin, starring in the "Star Trek".
Russian roots have the famous American actress Mila Jovovich.
Forced emigre was Alexander Kerensky,Head of the All-Russian Provisional Government. His son Oleg Kerensky was one of the best specialists among bridge engineers in his time. True, he was not a US citizen, but was a subject of the British Crown.
Composer Igor Stravinsky also left RussiaAnd became a citizen of France, later of the United States. The world-famous composer in New York died. Sergei Rachmaninoff also moved to the ocean during his troubled times in his homeland. Not immediately, of course, but after living in Norway and Switzerland, the composer chose as his permanent home Beverly Hills.
Writer Vladimir Nabokov, born inSt. Petersburg was forced to move during the Civil War in Europe, later in the United States. Nabokov learned the English language so well that many of his works, including the famous "Lolita", were written right in English.
Russians in Europe
Many Russian emigrants arrived in the United States fromEurope. However, there were those who did not leave the old world. British actor and director Peter Ustinov, who played in the films "Jesus of Nazareth", "Victoria and Albert", "Luther", was born in London and in fact was an Englishman of Russian origin.
The winner of the Oscar award is Hellen Mirren (Elena Lidia Mironova). The British celebrity was of Russian origin. Oscar received for the role of Elizabeth II in the movie "Queen".
Hockey player of the national team of Finland Leonid Komarov is of Karelian origin, but he speaks Russian.
In addition to Great Britain, many well-known RussiansLives in Finland. Football players Alexei and Roman Eremenko are in favor of the national team of this northern country. Pop musician Kirk (Kirill Babitsyn) was born in Helsinki, but also has Russian roots.