Map: Settlement and origin of German-language migrants in Tsarist Russia (1763-1914)
The map shows the Baltic areas annexed by the Tsarist Empire in 1721, to which (middle-high) German-speaking people migrated from the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries. In view of the ideologization of the topics “Eastern settlement,” “Russian-Germans,” and “Germans from Russia” it should be noted that in all these areas German-speaking people have formed very small minorities among Baltic, Slavic and Balkan-speaking people.
Source: Dirk Hoerder, Cultures in Contact: World Migrations in the Second Millennium. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press, 2002, ill. 13.3.