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Russian Scottish History

Got a story of a Scots ancestor?  Then do send it in for inclusion on these pages to Alastair McIntyre

  1. Scottish Influence in Russian History
    By A. Francis Steuart (1913)
  2. Chapter 1-6 - The Scots in Russia (pdf)
    This is taken from the book Scottish Soldiers of Fortune
  3. General Patrick Gordon
    Peter the Great’s principal advisor.
  4. Prince Mikhail Barclay de Tolly
    Commander-in-chief in the Napoleonic wars
  5. Mikhail Lermontov
    The freedom loving Russian Romantic poet, whose forebears sprang from the county of Fife.
  6. James Daniel Bruce
    General, statesman, diplomat and scholar, one of the closest advisors of Peter the Great.
  7. The Caledonian Connection
    Biographical list publication which includes 400 Scots in Russia and around 60 Russians in Scotland.
  8. The Fighting for the Saving of Independence of Scotland in the Middle Ages
    This is a historical composition by student, Alexey Vladimiroff, at the Historical faculty of Chelyabinsk State Pedagogical University.
  9. The Jacobites and Russia 1715 - 1750
    A review of this book by the Scots Independent newspaper.
  10. Sir James Wylie, Baronet
    A brief summary of his life.
  11. Scots in Prussia
    As part of Prussia is now part of Russia it was though appropriate to put in a link to this account in here.
  12. Russia
    Its History and Condition to 1877 in three volumes by Sir Donald MaKenzie Wallace.
    Volume 1  |  Volume 2  |  Volume 3  in pdf format
  13. Slavonic and East European collections - Scotland and Russia
    "Scotland and Russia" listing on the National Library of Scotland website ( This is a selective list of some 200 book and article titles (many of which are held in the National Library) which are relevant to the "Scotland and Russia" theme.
  14. A MacKenzie in Russia
    Taken from an article in the Celtic Magazine of 1876.
  15. Russia from the Varangians to the Bolsheviks
    By Raymond Beazley, Nevill Forbes and G. A. Birkett. (1918)

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