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Afro-Russian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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** Afro-Russian **

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Afro-Russians
Total population
40,000-70,000^[1]
Regions with significant populations
Moscow, St. Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don, Oryol, Astrakhan, Karjakula,
Tashkent
Languages
Russian Â· Niger–Congo languages Â· Nilo-Saharan languages Â·
English Â· French

Religion
Christianity and Sunni Islam

*Afro-Russians* (Russian: афророссияне,
also called "негры" — "the blacks") are Russians of
Black African descent, including Black people who have settled in Russia
and their mixed-race children. The Metis Foundation estimates that there
are about 40,000 mixed-race Russians.^[2]

*Contents*

· 1 History

· 1.1 First African arrivals
· 1.2 Early Soviet period
· 1.3 Post War, The Festival Children
· 1.4 Post Soviet period

· 2 Prominent Afro-Russians
· 3 See also
· 4 References
· 5 External links

*History[edit]*

-First African arrivals[edit]-


This article *needs additional citations for verification*. Please help
improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced
material may be challenged and removed. /(July 2011)/

It is thought that the first Afro-Russians were a group of 20 men from
Ethiopia who came as diplomats of the Abyssinian Empire, some of them being
originally purchased as slaves and transported to the Crimea by Ottoman
Turkish traders in the 1670s as gifts of diplomatic friendship from
Abyssinia (as Ethiopia was otherwise known) to the Russians. They were
subsequently turned into hired servants by the Tsarist Russian imperial
family, the Romanovs. In fact, the Afro-Russian /assistants/ in the Romanov
estates rose in prominence, and often received an education. Pushkin's
great-grandfather, Abram Petrovich Gannibal (1696–1781), was a black
imperial page, originally of a chiefly family in his native Africa, that
was raised by Emperor Peter the Great himself. He is supposed to have
written literature that Peter enjoyed reading, and eventually died a


Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afro-Russian

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