A fourth wave of emigrants came to Australia after the Second World War, comprising Russian prisoners of war and displaced Russian citizens. These people faced persecution in Stalins Soviet Union, being seen as collaborators or contaminated with dangerous Western influences.
Why did immigrants want to come to Australia?
The reasons for immigration to Australia have varied over time and among different groups. Many migrants have been drawn to the country in the hope of securing a better life, seeking economic opportunity or relief from conflict in their homelands.
How many Russians are living in Australia?
The latest Census in 2016 recorded 20,425 Russian Federation-born people in Australia, an increase of 11.8 per cent from the 2011 Census.
Is Australia Russian?
Consular relations between Australia and the Russian Empire were established in 1857. Diplomatic relations between Australia and the Soviet Union were established in 1942, and the first Australian embassy opened in 1943 .Australia–Russia relations.AustraliaRussiaAmbassador Peter TeschAmbassador Aleksey Pavlovsky7 more rows