Why did russians come to america?

Answer Russian fur traders first came to America in the 1740s, arriving in Alaska. Some stayed there, but when Alaska was bought by the U.S. in 1867, most of these Russians went back home. In the latter p... Read More »

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How many Russians came to America during the 1800's?

Russians started to emigrate to the United States mainly because there was a lot of violence toward Jewish people in southern Russia after Alexander II's assassination. Between 1820 and 1920, more ... Read More »

How many Russians came to America during the 1800s?

At least 670,955 people whose former previous residence was Russia obtained permanent legal resident status in the United States in the 1800s. Ninety-four percent of them came after 1880. Most all ... Read More »

Are Siberians Russians?

Siberia is the name for the massive, subarctic northeastern portion of Russia. The people of Siberia are all of Russian nationality, though they may be of many different ethnicities, from European ... Read More »

How many Russians play in the NHL?

As of the 2009-10 season, there were 29 Russian skaters and six Russian goalies currently playing for teams in the NHL. Russian players such as Alexander Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin, Pavel Datsyuk, Ale... Read More »