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The Rusluie were a community of Dutch origin living in St. Petersburg, Russia. They originally came from the city of Vriezenveen.[1]

One of the most famous members of the community was Vasily Berkov, a shipbuilder and translator of European literature on shipbuilding into Russian.


  1. ^ (Dutch) Jelena S. Van Wijngaarden-Xiounina, From assimilation to segregation: The Dutch Colony in Saint-Petersburg, 1856-1917 (Van assimilatie tot segregatie: De Nederlandse kolonie in Sint-Petersburg, 1856-1917 (Groningen 2007)). ISBN 978-90-77089-06-4