Geographically, the Russian post-revolutionary emigration is divided into two branches – European and Far Eastern. The museum-archive of the Russian Center in San Francisco was created by emigrants from the Far Eastern branch.
Typical routes of resettlement for the Far Eastern branch of Russian emigration between the years of 1922-1939:
The second World War convinced the majority of the Russian emigrant population to leave Eurasia, to evade the danger of possible return to the Soviet Union.
Typical routes of resettlement of Russian emigration from Eurasia between the years of 1946-1952: