Russian émigrés in the Philippines

The refugees never hesitated to express gratitude to the authorities for letting them move in to the camp and live on the island.

The refugees never hesitated to express gratitude to the authorities for letting them move in to the camp and live on the island.

Larissa Krassovksy/President Elpido Quirino Foundation
From 1948 to 1953, around 6,000 ‘White Russian’ refugees lived in Tubabao Island in the Philippines. The community comprised of teachers, doctors, engineers, architects, ex-military officers, lawyers, artists, performers, and priests.

From 1948 to 1953, around 6,000 ‘White Russian’ refugees lived in Tubabao Island in the Philippines.  The community comprised of teachers, doctors, engineers, architects, ex-military officers, lawyers, artists, performers, and priests. 

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