In total, there are about 133 million Russians living in the world, of which 22 million live abroad. In the USA, more than 3 million people have Russian roots, and in Europe, about 10 million people consider themselves to be immigrants from the Russian environment, but if you do not take into account Ukraine and other countries that were part of the USSR, then there are hardly more than 1 Russians in Europe. mln.
Famous Russian America
Throughout history, several waves of immigration have been sent to the United States from Russia. Among other things, scientists, actors, athletes and many other significant people who did not find a worthy application for themselves in Russia moved overseas.
If you do not look deep into history, but look at the Russian Americans of our time, then you can note Anastasia Lyukina or "Nastya Lyukin", as the people of the United States call her. This young gymnast took gold, 3 silver and bronze at the Beijing Olympics, alas, not for the Russian national team.
Mikhail Baryshnikov pleases ballet-loving Americans. He is not only a ballet dancer and choreographer, but also an actor. Baryshnikov played in theater and cinema (Love in the Big City, season 6). Russian by origin is the American actor Anton Yelchin, who starred in Star Trek.
The famous American actress Mila Jovovich has Russian roots.
The forced emigrant 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 day. True, he was not a US citizen, but was a subject of the British crown.
Composer Igor Stravinsky also left Russia and became a citizen of France, later the United States. The world famous composer died in New York. Sergei Rachmaninov also moved overseas during the turmoil in his Fatherland. Not immediately, of course, but after living in Norway and Switzerland, the composer chose Beverly Hills as his permanent home.
The writer Vladimir Nabokov, who was born in St. Petersburg, was forced to move during the Civil War to Europe, later to the United States. Nabokov learned English so well that he wrote many works, including the famous Lolita, in English.
Russians in Europe
Many Russian emigrants arrived in the States from Europe. However, there were those who never left 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 was essentially an Englishman of Russian descent.
The Oscar winner is Hellen Mirren (Elena Lydia Vasilievna Mironova). The British celebrity was of Russian origin. Oscar won for her role as Elizabeth II in The Queen.
Finland's hockey player Leonid Komarov is of Karelian origin, but he speaks Russian.
Apart from Great Britain, many famous Russians live in Finland. Football players Alexey and Roman Eremenko play for the national team of this northern country. Pop musician Kirka (Kirill Babitsyn) was born in Helsinki, but also has Russian roots.