<!---->The Ukrainian diaspora
is the global community of ethnic Ukrainians
, especially those who maintain some kind of connection, even if ephemeral, to the land of their ancestors and maintain their feeling of Ukrainian national identity within their own local community.
1608 To 1880
After the loss suffered by the Ukrainian-Swedish Alliance under Ivan Mazepa
in the Battle of Poltava
in 1709, some political emigrants, primarily Cossacks
, settled in Turkey
and in Western Europe.
In 1775, after the fall of the Zaporozhian Sich
to the Russian Empire, some more of the Cossacks emigrated to Dobruja
in the Ottoman Empire (now in Romania), while others settled in Volga and Ural regions of the Russian Empire.
In the second half of the 18th century, Ukrainians from the Transcarpathian
Region formed agricultural settlements in Hungary, primarily in the Backa
regions. Both these places are currently located in the Vojvodina
Region of the Republic of Serbia
In time, Ukrainian settlements emerged in the major European capitals, including Vienna
, Rome and Warsaw
In 1880, the Ukrainian diaspora consisted of approximately 1.2 million people, which represented approximately 4.6% of all Ukrainians, and was distributed as follows:
- 0.7 million Ukrainians in the European part of the Russian Empire;
- 0.2 million Ukrainians in Austro-Hungary;
- 0.1 million Ukrainians in the Asian part of the Russian Empire;
- 0.1 million Ukrainians in the United......