Author Topic: working-class British people in Russia before and during Revolution(s)  (Read 2050 times)

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Offline lebutler

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Hi everyone,

I've just joined and I'm having a great time reading all the discussions.

I'm looking for something specific, maybe someone can help?  I'm a novelist researching British people (esp. from Lancashire) who lived/worked in Russia in the late 19th early 20th century.  The sources I've found indicate that there was a British "colony" of over 10 000 persons in St. Petersburg alone.  The biographies and memoirs I've come across so far are all by diplomats and captains of industry, whereas I'm more interested in the experiences of ordinary people--the textile foremen, governesses, entertainers, etc.

I'd be most grateful for any suggestions of sources.