How the White Russian refugee crisis unfolded in China a century ago, and the lucky ones who made it to Hong Kong

Spring 1917 saw the start of the tsarist elite’s flight from the Bolsheviks, a journey which for some ended in Hong Kong as late as the 1980s; descendants recall parents’ suffering and the flowering of city’s White Russian community

Topic |   Old Hong Kong


Stuart Heaver

Stuart Heaver

Originally from Kent, England, former Naval officer and entrepreneur, Stuart Heaver is a full-time freelance writer and features journalist living and working in Hong Kong. He loves his job, the sea and his family but not necessarily in that order.