Helen Rappaport

Russia, Ukraine and the forgotten exiles of the 1920s

Russian refugees at Tbilisi railway station, 1920 (photo: Getty)

At the end of 1920, a mass exodus of Russians from their homeland after the Russian civil war created a humanitarian catastrophe. ‘Never in the history of Europe has a political cataclysm torn such huge numbers of people from their mother country and their homes’ remarked émigré journalist Ariadna Tyrkova Willams.

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Helen Rappaport
Helen Rappaport is the author of ‘After the Romanovs: Russian Exiles in Paris Between the Wars’, to be published by Scribe on 13 October 2022.

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