Koryo Saram: Between the Former USSR and Korea

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This is the story of a people that are still in search of an illusive homeland. Their predecessors left Korea to escape Japanese colonialism, only to face Stalin’s harsh immigration policies in the former USSR. Who are the Koryo Saram?

Check out the Koryo Saram series from Korea Exposé:

  1. Between the Former USSR and Korea
  2. Korean Noodles from Kazakhstan
  3. 4th Generation Redefines Korean ‘Roots’

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Read more about Koryo Saram in South Korea: ‘Korean’ but Struggling to Fit in

Jieun Choi is staff writer at Korea Exposé. She has worked in the art industry and startups in Hong Kong and Australia.

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