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Russians in Ireland

Category: Russians in Ireland
Created on Saturday, 21 July 2012 01:20

This book tells the story of the Russian-speaking community of Ireland, as well as the links, historical and current, between Ireland and Russia, which have recently developed rapidly and have the potential to become even stronger in the future.

The Potemkin sailor who became an Irish capitalist

Category: Russians in Ireland
Created on Saturday, 21 July 2012 01:16

In Dublin everybody knows the Beshoff Bros fish and chip shops. The history of this institution is no less impressive than the fare served there. The restaurant was founded by a subject of the Russian empire, Ivan Beshov, who took part in the mutiny on the battleship Potemkin in 1905. He outlived all the members of the crew on the ship and bequeathed to Dublin not only his superb “fish ‘n chips” but, more importantly, an amazing story.

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