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.

Russia, Ukraine and the forgotten exiles of the 1920s

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. In the West there