Some lesser-known aspects of Jersey history are the occasional links between Russia and Jersey. Personal contacts, trade and military necessity have, from time to time, brought our histories together.
The presence of Russians in the population of slave-workers brought to Jersey by the occupying forces during the German Occupation is perhaps more widely known than the Russian troops stationed in the Channel Islands at the end of the 18th century, or the visits made by Russian anarchist philosopher, Peter Kropotkin.
But besides the influential and the important, there are also personal testimonies of visits and contacts that are added here from time to time. All further material gratefully received.