This is the biggest of the former USSR categories, including the key nations of Russia and Ukraine. The other two nations in this category are Belarus and Moldova.
Of the 29,000 people born in these countries resident in Britain in 2001, their immigration histories are more complex than just representing post-communism movements: there have been Ukrainian communities, largely formed by refugees from fascism, since the World War II.
Bradford is a hub of Ukrainian culture, including an internationally recognised family of eastern European bakers. Nottingham is another city with a small but long-standing Ukrainian community.