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This book is the result of 20 years of research on the history and culture of the Catholic enclaves in the Odessa region.

Paradise on the Steppe

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  • There were two large scale emigrations of German people to Russia. The first, which took place in 1763-1768 in the reign of Catherine the Great, saw the establishment of 104 agrarian settlements on the lower Volga. A similar but more extensive emigration was promoted by Czar Alexander II in the years 1804-1821, when 181 settlements were established in the region of the Black Sea. This book focuses attention on three of the major enclaves in the Odessa district, in order to present a comprehensive, detailed view of the history and cultural background of a pioneering people who converted the desolate steppe into a paradise of productivity and prosperity.

  • At checkout, you can choose to ship using USPS Media (book) rate, or  pickup at either a Chapter meeting in Carmichael, CA or call to pickup in Citrus Heights, CA.


Sacramento Valley Chapter of Germans from Russia

Chapter Meetings and Events Location:

      American River Community Church

      3300 Walnut Avenue, Carmichael, CA 95608



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