Russians in Turkey

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Russians in Turkey
Total population
Regions with significant populations
Istanbul · Ankara · Antalya
Russian · Turkish
Russian Orthodoxy · Islam · Non-religious

Russians in Turkey number about 50,000 citizens.[1]


Russians began migrating to Turkey during the first half of the 1990s. Most had fled the economic problems prevalent after the dissolution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. During this period, many intermarried and assimilated with locals, bringing a rapid increase in mixed marriages.[1] There is a Russian Association of Education, Culture and Cooperation which aims to expand Russian language and culture in Turkey as well as promote the interests of the community.


Russian schools:

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  1. ^ a b c «Получить точные статистические данные относительно численности соотечественников в Турции не представляется возможным… в целом сегодня можно говорить примерно о 50 тыс. проживающих в Турции россиян». // Интервью журналу «Консул» № 4 /19/, декабрь 2009 года на сайте МИД РФ