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From Russians in Canada, 1954

The immigration from Russia to North America started soon after the Crimean War. The Canadian census of 1931 lists 88,140 as Russians in Canada. The first considerable body were Mennonites who settled in Manitoba in 1874-89. The second large group were over 7,000 Doukhobors who came to Western Canada in 1899. From 1899 to 1914 the number of Russian immigrants was relatively small.

In 1867 Alaska was sold to USA, and some of the Russians from Alaska settled in British Columbia.

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