From Far Away Russia - Introduction
Thousands of people left Russia for Kansas in the 1870s. These folk actually had closer ties to Germany than to Russia. They had left Germany a century earlier and settled in close-knit communities in Russia where they kept their customs and language intact.
From Far Away Russia is an online exhibit addressing the story of the Russian-Germans in Kansas. It was developed by the Kansas Museum of History.
This tour is divided into six sections plus a timeline. Select the first link below to embark on your exhibit tour, or visit them in any order.