10 Answers

  1. A lot of people who consider themselves Russian are of Asian and sometimes African origin. Ethnicity is a matter of self-awareness only, and all other criteria are so shaky that it is pointless to talk about them.

  2. Well, the Ethiopian A. S. Pushkin considered himself so…)

    Another thing is that I can hardly imagine the current African aspiring to become a Russian – they are somehow more attracted to Europe…But visitors from Central Asia, yes, will soon make up a fat percentage of the population of the Russian Federation – only here they also hardly dream of becoming Russians.

  3. An anonymous person comes from a different culture if they confuse nouns with adjectives.

    African and Asian are nouns that denote an object (ethnic group) and answer the question who it is or what it is.

    The expression Russian (in Russian) refers to adjectives that characterize the properties of the subject and answer questions – which one, which one, which ones.

    This adjective refers to native speakers of Russian culture: language, traditions and customs, historical chronology, and conceptual framework.

    Representatives of various ethnic groups have created our Russian Culture.�

    They include a descendant of the Ethiopian Hannibal – the Great Russian poet and writer Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin.

    A huge number of Jewish writers, poets, playwrights, and artists have made an invaluable contribution to our cultural wealth: Pasternak, Mandelstam, Marshak, Levitan and many others.

    Listing the national authors who form the basis of Russian classics would take up a lot of time and space and is meaningless in answering this question.

  4. If a person feels Russian, then he is Russian. It doesn't matter how well they speak the language. Descendants of White immigrants came to Russia for permanent residence with a strong foreign accent, but they were real Russians. Unlike the sovkovs, who were fluent in Russian, who fled from Russia to buy sausage.

  5. Even if he doesn't know all this, he certainly can, having every right to consider himself anything. The Criminal Code does not provide for such an article.

  6. On the one hand, there is such an example and it is well known to everyone – A. S. Pushkin. But on the other hand, the word “Russian” in everyday life still means nationality in the biological sense. The question is different – I know a number of worthy people from the Central Asian republics and Armenia. Some were born in Russia, and most speak pure Moscow Russian. And all of them, without exception, are proud of their nationality and certainly do not seek to “pass for Russian” at the cost of forgetting their roots. Therefore, the answer to the question: according to the constitution and other laws, it certainly can. How much he will be considered Russian by others is a big question. And an even bigger question is why does he need it himself?

  7. Yes, it can. Russian is not a nationality or even an ethnic group, it is a political nation. This means that almost anyone who is connected at least to a minimum with the culture and history of Russia, who speaks the language and has an economic relationship with Russia can enter it. For example, Buryats or Yakuts in many respects quite identify themselves as Russians.

  8. “A Russian is not one who bears a Russian surname,but one who loves Russia and considers it his Fatherland” ( A. I. Denikin). The most “Russian” poet Pushkin had African roots, Suvorov was Armenian on his mother's side, Bagration, Kolchak, etc.

  9. Article 26 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation — Russia states that everyone has the right to determine and indicate their national identity, and no one can be forced to determine and indicate their national identity.

  10. There is no definite answer – everything will depend on his actions. Here is a thread of a foreigner, since childhood in Russia. Everything is as indicated – he knows the language, is native in the Russian information world, understands everything, and so on. He lives a quiet life, supports other Russians, and brings up his children in Russian culture. Everything is fine. And if you still died at the front, defending the country, then no questions at all. Russian hero.

    But there are other options. Yes, he knows the language, culture, and so on. But he does not understand the Russians, it seems to him that there are Russians somehow wrong. We need to help them. Teach them. Kill someone, stab them, blow them up, organize something underground, overthrow someone, destroy them. In the direction of Russia and the Russians, he constantly has some kind of negative, claims. There is no safety catch at critical moments. A simple Russian will not raise his hand to something. The character described has no obstacles. Like, retraining a hundred million people in Esperanto is no big deal.

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