Russian Uruguayans

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Plaza de la Libertad, San Javier.
Iglesia Ortodoxa Rusa de la Resurrección, Montevideo.

Russian Uruguayans are people born in Russia who live in Uruguay or Uruguay-born people of Russian descent. They are a local ethnic minority.


The most important places in Uruguay with a strong presence of people of Russian descent are:

There is a small Russian presence in Montevideo, where there can be found the only Russian Orthodox church in Uruguay.

Also among the Jewish Uruguayan community there are some people of Russian-Jewish descent.[3]

Notable Russian Uruguayans[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Martínez, Virginia (2013). The Russians of San Javier (in Spanish). Montevideo: Ediciones de la Banda Oriental. p. 298. ISBN 9789974108509.
  2. ^ a b "Russians in Río Negro Department" (PDF) (in Spanish).
  3. ^ "100 years of Jewish institutional presence in Uruguay" (PDF). ORT Uruguay (in Spanish). Retrieved 21 May 2019.

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