In the context of a refugee question, the topical question in the period of the First World War and after, the biggest group formed Russian refugees, who emigrated because of the rise of bolshevism and the civil war that followed. Around forty thousand of them found their new home in a freshly established Kingdom of Serbians, Croats and Slovenes. There they had formed their own institutions, which took care of their health, essentials, cultural and religious life. Among them there was a married couple, Vladimir Balžalorsky and his wife Vera Revjakin Balžalorsky. They fled their homeland, went to the Kingdom SHS, and finally settled in Kočevje. This degree presents at first wider context of Russian emigration and then it focuses on the story of family Balžalorsky, especially how they managed to fit into a new environment.