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In Russia, mark the 150 anniversary of the beginning of the immigration of Koreans to the Far East

Anniversary events will be held in honor of the 150 anniversary of the resettlement of Koreans to the Russian Far East at the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU). According to the university, they are organized together with the Memorial Independence Hall of the Republic of Korea. 

On May 27, the museum and archival exposition "150th Anniversary of the Emigration of Koreans to Russia, Hope and a New Future" opens there. The exhibition will feature materials reflecting the history of the Korean diaspora in the Far East, as well as works by Primorye and Korean artists.

The next day, a Russian-Korean conference will be held at FEFU. Scientists from the Federal University and the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, together with researchers from the Korean National Art University, Hanguk and Tonguk Universities, as well as representatives of the Independence Memorial Hall of the Republic of Korea, will discuss the history of the stay of the Korean diaspora in the Russian Far East.

Migration of Koreans to Russia began at the end of the XIX century. and was due to the difficult economic situation in Korea and the interest of the Russian Empire in immigrants for the development of the Far East. From 1864 to 1937, the Korean population there increased from 100 people to 200 thousand people. 99% of Koreans in Russia lived in the Far East. In 30, due to the exacerbation of Soviet-Japanese relations, they were resettled from border areas to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Until 1954, they were forbidden to leave these republics without special permission.

Among the Russian Koreans and their descendants are famous scientists, musicians, writers, artists, outstanding athletes, military, government and public figures. For example, world boxing champion Konstantin Tszyu; the legendary rock musician Viktor Tsoi; Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor Emeritus, Moscow State University Mv Lomonosov Mikhail Pak; Twice Hero of Socialist Labor USSR Kim Pen Hwa; zan honored master of sports in artistic gymnastics, five-time champion of the Olympic Games Nelly Kim and many others.

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