UNITED KINGDOM – August 4, 2020 – Great Britain as a home for Native Russians – The Great Britain has become home for over 200 000 Russian people. Those are immigrants, temporary and permanent workers, businessmen, politicians, and relatives of those Russians who moved to UK back in years or centuries.
Immigration as a key factor
In the beginning of the 20th century, London saw an influx of Russian immigrants fleeing from the threats of the so called Great Revolution in 1917. They settled in the area of Tottenham.
Ties of Royal Family with the House of Romanovs
Throughout the history there were ties of the Royal British Families with the Russian Monarchs and Tsars. Today we have descendants of the House of Romanovs’ (also Romanoff) family that governed Russia since 1613. Among them are: Maria Vladimirovna Romanoff (Grand Duchess of Russia, great-great-granddaughter of Alexander II), Prince Philip (Duke of Edinburgh, The husband of Queen Elizabeth II is a grandnephew of the last czarina, Alexandra, and a great-great-grandson of Nicholas I. His two-part connection to Romanovs roots means that his son Prince Charles and his grandsons, Princes William and Harry, are both Romanov relatives), Olga Andreevna Romanoff (Princess, British socialite and organizer of London’s Russian Debutante Ball in London, Olga is the daughter of Prince Andrei Alexandrovich, the eldest nephew to Nicholas II), Michael of Kent (Prince, A minor royal in Britain (he’s a first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II), Rostislav Romanov (Prince, the great-grandson of Grand Duchess Xenia), Hugh Grosvenor (7th Duke of Westminster, a descendant of Czar Michael I), Nicoletta Romanoff (The great-great-great-great-granddaughter of Nicholas I).
Londongrad – Half Russian half English
For that matter many would call London a Londongrad (Grad or Gorod means City in Russian) describing the capital of Great Britain as the second capital of Russia.
Among other cities of the United Kingdom the London city has become the center of cultural, business, and political life for Russian people in the country. Apart from being a capital of GB it was also a harbor and refuge for all prominent and public figures of Russia. Among such people are: Roman Abramovich (owner of Chelsea Football Club), Oleg Deripaska (aluminium magnate), Alisher Usmanov (Uzbek-born Russian magnate), Eugene Shvidler (he owns stakes in Evraz and Norilsk Nickel and he is also the executive chairman of Highland Gold Mining), Vladimir Makhlai (engineer and entrepreneur), Yelena Baturina (international entrepreneur and philanthropist), Andrey Andreev (Russian millionaire running an internet business), Boris Berezovskiy (business oligarch, government official, engineer and mathematician), Mikhail Gorbachev (Russian and formerly Soviet politician), and many other people.
London as an escape and opportunity
London has always been the comfortable place for Russian people. Undoubtedly, it is a haven for business companies and financial transactions, an escape and oasis for those with creative thinking and big ideas, an opportunity for entrepreneurs, freelancers and free-minded people. This is where you can express your individual preference and choose what you like the most.
English Russian translations
Given that London has direct ties and B2B relations with Russia and Russian people the need in English to Russian translation services will always be demanded. It is certain that most of people coming to UK speak English language fluently. However, as far as the international business or ecommerce is concerned any text or document has to be officially translated into Russian. If you need to translate a document from English to Russian you can search for the best translation agencies in UK following simple rules that will save your time and money. Whatever your need is – whether you run a company or an international project for oil and gas, bio-engineering, IT, pharmacy, you can rely on our Russian technical translation services, Russian medical translation services, and English to Russian Book translation services.
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