2. 1700s and 1800s
3. Bering Strait
4. 1880 Through 1914
5. Post- Revolution and War
6. Collapse of the Soviet Union
7. Chernobyl Disaster
8. Modern Immigration
About 3 million people
-The Russian-American population
Of that number, fewer than half a million were born in Russia
-A stream of immigration that occurred in four distinct waves since the 1700s
Russians immigrated to America and other countries
-From exploration to escaping religious oppression
In exchange for new opportunities
-culture, labor, politics and religion
Immigration today is much more complex than in previous eras.
America and other countries want to have more control over the number of immigrants as well as the type of people who are allowed to enter their territory.
Immigration is still possible, but it requires commitment and dedication.
Although the waves of vast numbers of immigrants have stopped, people still migrate to America in steady streams every year
Stacy Taylor, eHow Contributor, 2007, http://www.ehow.com/about_5033280_information-russian-immigrants.html