Story: Russians, Ukrainians and Baltic peoples

Russian couple and child

Russian couple and child

A large number of Russians came to New Zealand in the 1990s, after the disintegration of the Soviet Union. They were seeking safety and security, but some had trouble finding suitable jobs. Two years after arriving, Sergey Permitin had not solved his employment difficulties but was intending to stay with his wife, Anna, and their New Zealand-born daughter, pictured here.

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Reference: 24 April 1997

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John Wilson, 'Russians, Ukrainians and Baltic peoples - Russians', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 April 2024)

Story by John Wilson, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015