Serbs in Ukraine

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Serbs in Ukraine
Total population
ca. 1,000 (see section)
Languages
Ukrainian, Russian, Serbian
Religion
Eastern Orthodox Church
Related ethnic groups
Serbs in Russia

There is a community of Serbs in Ukraine (Ukrainian: Серби в Україні; Serbian: Срби у Украјини, translit. Srbi u Ukrajini), which includes Ukrainian citizens of ethnic Serb descent or Serbian-born people residing in the country. According to the 2001 census, there were 623 citizens in Ukraine that declared Serb ethnicity, it is estimated that the community numbers ca. 1,000 (2012).

History[edit]

Russian Empire[edit]

Demographics[edit]

The 2001 census registered 623 citizens declaring Serb ethnicity (Національність: серби), out of whom 219 had Serbian citizenship, 104 Ukrainian, 218 Russian, 68 other.[1]

The Serbian Ministry of Diaspora estimated in 2007 that there was a Serbian diaspora community numbering ca. 15,000 people in Ukraine.[2] This data includes emigrants from Serbia as well as ethnic Serbs or other minorities who view Serbia as their nation-state.

In January 2012, it was estimated that the Serbian diaspora in the country only numbered 1,000.[3]

Notable people[edit]

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  • John of Tobolsk, prominent Eastern Orthodox ascetic and hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church of Serbian descent
  • Yevgeny Vuchetich, prominent Soviet sculptor and artist of Serbian descent
  • Milla Jovovich, Ukrainian-born American model, actress, musician, and fashion designer of Serbian descent
  • Marko Devich, Serbian-born Ukrainian football player

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Cerović, Ljubivoje (2002). Срби у Украјини. Novi Sad: Muzej Vojvodine: Srpsko-ukrajinsko društvo. ISBN 86-82077-16-7. 
  • Дмитрієв, В.С., 2006. Серби в Україні (XVIII-початок XIX ст.).
  • Стрижок, О., 1993. Серби в Україні. Україна: наука і культура,-К, p.257.
  • Дмитрієв, В.С., 2005. Сербські переселенці в Україні: проблема міжетнічних зв’язків. Вісник Національного університету імені Тараса Шевченка. Історія, pp.77-79.