Why did Russian immigrants come to America?

Answer In 1680 Stephan Farffler, a German watchmaker who had lost the use of his legs, needed a way to go to church. After many trials, he came up with what we now call the tricycle. It had levers and gea... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Why did Russian immigrants come to America

How did Russian immigrants pay for passage to America?

Pushed by poverty, religious persecution and political pressure, millions of Russians migrated to the United States in the 19th and early 20th centuries, after the 1917 Revolution, and after World ... Read More »

Where did the russian immigrants settle in america?

According to the American Association of Russian Language, Culture and Education, the majority of the estimated 5.1 million Russian-American immigrants settled in New York, California, Massachusett... Read More »

How do I Research Genealogy for Russian Immigrants?

Your family members are the best starting point for researching your own family history, but the Internet is coming in as a close second. There are online genealogical databases with more than a bi... Read More »

Why did Russian immigrants leave Russia?

Russian immigrants have been seeking homes on other shores for centuries now. Their reasons have been varied, with the most common being exploration, economics, starvation, safety and religious and... Read More »