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The Ghosts of Little Russia

Zinovy Zinik travels to Tottenham, north London, in search of a long-forgotten community of Russian immigrants. He uncovers stories of xenophobia and anarchist plots.

Zinovy Zinik travels to Tottenham in north London in search of a long-forgotten community of Russian immigrants, revealing stories of xenophobia, religious and political persecution as well as anarchist plots.

He uncovers various stories including one about Russian anarchists running through the streets of Tottenham on a desperate shooting spree - an event in January 1909 that came to be known as 'The Tottenham Outrage'. The Outrage, in which a police officer and a young boy were shot dead, became a national cause celebre and prefigured the more famous Houndsditch Murders and The Siege of Sidney Street.

20 minutes