Russians in France

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There are 200,000 to 500,000 people resident in France identified as ethnic Russian in 2013.Template:Cn

It is difficult to get an idea of the number of Russians in France because there is no census and they are not obliged to declare to the consulate. It was announced wave numbers between 200,000 and 500,000 Russians.[1]


In the 18th century, the first Russians came to France for diplomatic, technical or commercial purposes. After Napoleon's invasion of Russia and until 1914, France was a popular destination for Russian migration for two reasons: cultural interest, which was reinforced after the Russian occupation of Paris in 1814-1815; and liberalisation,Template:Clarify which made it easier for Russians to settle in the country. After the Bolshevik Revolution, a number of emigres arrived in France, including Russian Catholics who today have two Eastern rite parishes (Paris and Lyon) and two chapels remaining.

See also


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