24 Black People in Russia

Black People in Russia

Posted on June 18, 2015 by tim


In Soviet times people of African origin were a big rarity in Russia. Since USSR fell things have changed pretty much a lot, and more and more people with darker skin moved in. Here is a selection of what day to day jobs are being occupied by the recently naturalized Russians - from soldiers to politicians.


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24 Responses to “Black People in Russia”

  1. Vijay says:

    Thanks for sharing. Good collection of pictures.

  2. Blobby says:

    Actually, those people are mostly remnants of communism. Many young african people came to the USSR to study and either stayed, or had children. Especially during the fall of communism. When no one knew what would happen in the world. They stayed in Russia, because they did not have the money to go back on their own and their home countries were even more unstable then Russia, many beeing engulfed in full out war. The army is their way to become russian citizens, just like in the US if you serve for several years, you get citizenship. That is why we see more and more black soldiers. Very few of them are recent immigrants.

    • Cavejohnson says:

      Wait they weren’t born in Russia but they serve in the army someone told me you had to b born in Russia in order to serve there

  3. Nick says:

    First!
    A really interesting post. Makes you understand how foolish and idiot are those obsessed with blood & soil and ethnic purity.
    World moves on.

  4. Muzzlehatch says:

    Why should there be a problem? The Roman Empire was not an Italian empire, the British Empire was not only made up of Englishmen. The Persian Empire had blacks, Caucasians, Tatars, etc. Should Russia be only Slavs?

  5. hm.. says:

    Interesting. We had a Russian exchange student a few years back and he was utterly obsessed with African-American culture. I’m not sure why, but I suspect exposure to western media probably had a lot to do with it.

    • Maxim Ч. says:

      Many are obsessed with our Indians in North America. No idea why. If they ever saw a reserve, they´d change their tune :-P

  6. Don says:

    I believe the parading soldiers are not emigrants. The are from an African nation and are in Russia for training.

    • MAXDMG says:

      They not emigrantes, they have russian passports, and live in russia all they live, russian people are not racists after all))))

  7. JX says:

    Many of them are Mozambican Army and Police trainees, later they return to be part of one of the must corrupt armies in the world.

  8. Stalin's Cat says:

    Interesting photos.

  9. Stalin's Cat says:

    Are there many black footballers in Russia ?

  10. Frank says:

    I think Don and JX you are both right.

  11. Marko says:

    Hey Russia stop it before it’s too late.

  12. Alper says:

    I like black people

  13. Frank says:

    @ Alper
    They are not too bad lightly fried and with mustard.

  14. Froggy says:

    Wahoooo … Amazing effects of global warming on local Russians !!

  15. jimironwood says:

    isnt black russian a drink?

  16. Santech says:

    infrequent case

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