Nepalis in Russia
Total population
1,000 (2009)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Moscow · Russian Far East
Russian · Nepali
Hinduism · Buddhism
Related ethnic groups
Nepali people

Nepalis in Russia comprises residents from Nepal in Russia, including temporary expatriates and permanent residents, as well as their locally born descendants.

Migration history

Nepalese students moved to then-Soviet Russia and other countries that were formally under the Soviet Union. The USSR trained thousands of students from developing countries in a variety of fields. Over 6,000 Nepalis have graduated from Russian and former Soviet universities as lawyers, journalists, doctors and engineers.[2]

Many of the students have married and settled there. After the fall of the Soviet Union, Nepalese entrepreneurs who settled down in Russia took the lead in investing in private hydropower projects and many other ventures in their home country.[3]

Notable people


  1. ^ International Nepal Fellowship - Nepali diaspora
  2. ^ "JIBA LAMICHHANE - Service Through Enterprise". Archived from the original on 2010-10-03. Retrieved 2010-09-10.
  3. ^ From Russia with love