Russians in the United Kingdom
People of Russian ancestry
|Regions with significant populations|
|London, South East England, Edinburgh, Glasgow|
|Judaism · Russian Orthodox Church.|
|Related ethnic groups|
There have been Russians in the United Kingdom since the nineteenth century.
Settlement and population numbers
The 2001 UK Census recorded 15,160 Russian-born residents. Estimates published by the Office for National Statistics suggest that the resident Russian-born population of the UK was 32,000 in 2009. The supposed population surge led to jocular nicknames for London such as "Londongrad" and "Moscow-on-the-Thames".
In London and the South East there are a number of Russian schools aimed at transmitting Russian language and culture to the children of Russian immigrant parents.
The total number of people of Russian descent is close to 300,000 
This is a list of Russian expatriates in the United Kingdom and Britons of Russian ancestry including Jews.
Arts and Literature
- Ali Bastian, actress
- Martin Benson, actor
- Lady Colin Campbell, writer and biographer
- Jill Craigie, film director, screenwriter, feminist
- Marita Crawley, playwright
- Theodore Dalrymple, author
- Vernon Dobtcheff, actor
- Amanda Donohoe, actress
- Sergei Fyodorov, Russian icon painter
- Georgette Heyer, novelist
- Rachel Johnson, sister of Boris Johnson
- Edward Judd, actor
- Ben Kingsley, actor
- Theodore Komisarjevsky, theatrical director and designer 
- Lilia Kopylova, renowned dancer 
- Jocelyn Lane, actress and model
- Tania Mallet, actress, James Bond girl in Goldfinger
- Richard Marner, actor
- Dame Helen Mirren, actress. Winner of an Academy Award for Best Actress, four SAG Awards, four BAFTAs, three Golden Globes, four Emmy Awards, and two Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Awards
- Sophia Myles, actress 
- Seva Novgorodsev, BBC Russian Service radio presenter
- Sergei Pavlenko, portrait painter
- Muriel Pavlow, actress
- Ingrid Pitt, horror film actress
- Stephen Poliakoff, playwright, director 
- Oleg Prokofiev, artist, sculptor, and poet 
- Oliver Reed, actor
- Charlotte Ronson, fashion designer
- John Sergeant, journalist
- Carolyn Seymour, actress
- Dinah Sheridan, actress
- Paul Sheriff, Academy Award-winning art director
- Victoria Tennant, actress
- Sir Peter Ustinov, actor. Winner of two Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor, a BAFTA award, a Golden Globe, three Emmy Awards, and a Grammy Award
- Sabra Williams, actress
- Michael Winner, film director
- Christian Wolmar, author
- Evgeny Lebedev, businessman
- Vladimir Raitz, founder of the Horizon Holiday Group
- Sir Stuart Rose, Chief Executive of Marks & Spencer
- Vladimir Peniakoff, Lieutenant-Colonel of the British Army, Distinguished Service Order, Military Cross
- Pavel Chichagov, Commander and an Admiral of the Imperial Russian Navy under Alexander I. The son of the son of Admiral Vasili Chichagov and his English wife.
- Carl Barat, musician, co-founder of the band The Libertines
- Pete Doherty, musician, co-founder of the band The Libertines
- Mick Jones, musician, co-founder of the band The Clash
- Albert Coates, Russian-born conductor and composer
- Alina Ibragimova, violinist 
- Paul Kossoff, musician, member of the band Free. Father was of Russian-Jewish descent 
- Nina Rautio, Russian- born soprano  and vocal teacher
- Katie Melua, singer
- Mark Ronson, music producer
- Samantha Ronson, DJ
- Gavin Rossdale, musician
- Amy Winehouse, singer
- Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
- Susan Greenfield, Baroness Greenfield, member of the House of Lords, scientist, writer, and broadcaster
- Boris Johnson, Mayor of London
- Jo Johnson, brother of Boris Johnson, Member of Parliament, and journalist
- Sidney Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Lea, Anglo-Russian statesman and leader of the movement for Army Health and War Office reform after the Crimean War. His mother was the Russian noblewoman Countess Catherine Vorontsov who was daughter of the Russian diplomat to the United Kingdom Semyon Romanovich Vorontsov. The current Earl of Pembroke is a direct descendant.
- Isaiah Berlin, renowned social and political theorist, and historian
- Konstantin Novoselov, Nobel Prize-winning physicist
- Ronald Hutton, historian
- Martyn Poliakoff, CBE, FRS chemist
- Robert Skidelsky, economic historian
- Alexandra Tolstoy, businesswoman, fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
- Nikolai Tolstoy, historian
- Sir John Vane, Nobel Prize-winning pharmacologist
- Paul Vinogradoff, historian-medievalist
- Nicholas Zernov, Orthodox theologian
- Andrei Arshavin, professional footballer
- Alexander Obolensky, international rugby union player
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- Buksh, Ayshea (2007-02-12), "Russians get back to their roots", BBC News, retrieved 2009-09-19
- "Ксенофобия в Британии направлена и против выходцев из России - посол", RIA Novosti, 2007-11-17, retrieved 2010-05-14
- "Martin Benson". The Daily Telegraph (London). 2010-03-29.
- Lane, Harriet (2001-02-04). "Mrs Robinson, I presume". The Guardian (London).
- Byatt (1975), p. 291.
- "Boris Johnson: I am descended from a Russian slave". Daily Mail (London). 2008-03-10.
- "Richard Marner". The Daily Telegraph (London). 2004-03-24.
- Stewart, Will (2010-03-07). "Helen Mirren and the epic secret that links her to Russia's greatest author Leo Tolstoy". Daily Mail (London).
- Husband, Stuart (2007-08-05). "Curtain call for Miss Myles". The Guardian (London).
- Mann, Noelle (1998-08-26). "Obituary: Oleg Prokofiev". The Independent (London).
- Autobiography Give me ten seconds by John Sergeant: Macmillan 2001. On page 19: "Horatio [Cook, John's maternal grandfather] was a loyal Englishman but also deeply Russian ... he could pass without difficulty as a Russian and in Odessa he married the daughter of a priest ... my mother would later boast that because of the orthodox tradition ... she could lay claim to ancestors going back a thousand years to the beginning of Christianity in Russia."
- Bray, Roger (2010-09-09). "Vladimir Raitz obituary". The Guardian (London).
- Variety Club - Jewish Chronicle colour supplement "350 years"". The Jewish Chronicle. 2006-12-15. pp. 28–29.
- "My Life In Travel: Katie Melua". The Independent (London). 2005-02-26.
- "1911 census reveals David Beckham's rag and bone man ancestor . . . and who lived in your house before WW1". Daily Mail (London). 2009-01-13.
- Groskop, Viv (2010-04-20). "Nick Clegg: Russian, but no Red". The Guardian (London).
- Barratt, Nick (2007-12-22). "Family detective: Nick Clegg". The Daily Telegraph (London).
- "Family detective". The Daily Telegraph (London). 2006-12-30.
- Rincon, Paul (5 October 2010). "Materials breakthrough wins Nobel". BBC News. Retrieved 5 October 2010.
- "Sir John Vane". The Daily Telegraph (London). 2004-11-22.
- "Russian stars on target in English Premier League". RIA Novosti. 17 October 2009. Retrieved 12 March 2011.
- Sherlock, Grant (2009-01-08). "Statue for rugby's Russian prince". BBC News.
- Russian community associations in Britain
- Russian landmarks in London
- Russian News in London
- Britain's Russian newspaper "Angliya"
- Russian shops in the United Kingdom
- Aberdeen, Russian Society
- British Russian Society
- Russian classified ads in the UK and London - uk4ru
- TheBusiness Курьер - Russian Business in UK
- Russian Social Forum in UK
- Nash Dom - UK (Our Home - UK)
- Russians in London
- Ponaehali tut! Понаехали тут!
- Russian London
- Russian Albion
- Russian forum in UK
- Russian advertising
- Private Russian Social Forum in UK and Photo Gallery
- Russian Speaking Community Milton Keynes,UK