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Old 06-24-2012, 10:18 PM
 
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Are ethnic Russians (Русский народ) Easterners or Westerners? By what criteria would they be considered either one (or both)? Is Russia itself an Eastern or a Western country? Geographically, it's predominantly Asian. Does that make it Eastern? What about the worldview and traditions of the people as a factor? Are they different enough from the West European mindset to be considered quasi-Eastern?
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Old 06-25-2012, 03:56 AM
 
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Russians are the Eastern people.(He originally is an East-Slavic people. the one) One of the indigenous peoples of Russia. Are the most numerous people in Europe. If deepen in history, that Russia is both the name of the state of Eastern Slavs and their early ethnonym. Talking about the culture, it should be noted that Russian culture has been recognized as one of the most rich and diverse cultures of the world.As the country of a Western country (European) But has a different culture and intertwining with the East.The Western part of Russia from the Eastern little different, in other words it is one big Europe with small Asian elements.

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Old 06-25-2012, 04:30 AM
 
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Are ethnic Russians (Русский народ) Easterners or Westerners? By what criteria would they be considered either one (or both)? Is Russia itself an Eastern or a Western country? Geographically, it's predominantly Asian. Does that make it Eastern? What about the worldview and traditions of the people as a factor? Are they different enough from the West European mindset to be considered quasi-Eastern?
They look like westerners, but some of the cultural traits (very male dominated society, etc.) remind me more of easterners.
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:48 AM
 
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Russia differs from the West. Probably, that is a little on the other side of the West, it is first of all. If you do not take geographical concept, the West is a modern capitalist society that has moved from its traditional society; it is also called «the society of art Nouveau»Again, what is Russia? Country, state or civilization? First of all this first of all, Russia is a civilization. Lermontov said so Russia is so artificially... Russian civilization and therefore is so original, that it would contain in itself and all the Western values that were acceptable to her, and Asian values. One must not forget that there are Western civilizations, and yet there is a civilization. If in this division, we understand, that from the point of view of our cultural identity we all-peace, the world, and we are able to accommodate the fact that other civilizations, unfortunately, can not understand in the us.
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:57 AM
 
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They look like westerners, but some of the cultural traits (very male dominated society, etc.) remind me more of easterners.
Yes you are right! Western civilization has grown by Protestant values, where success, efficiency of life, making money is the salvation of man. Russian civilization grew by Orthodox values, where the basis of salvation of the human soul were justice, compassion, morality, and communitarianism . If to say that we are the East, that we are not Chinese, not Japanese. If the West: we are not Americans, the Germans and the French. We are Russian, we are different. And the way of culture and of course the other
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:01 AM
 
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Are Americans black or white? Probably depends on the individual. Most people are what they say they are.
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:15 AM
 
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Are Americans black or white? Probably depends on the individual. Most people are what they say they are.
Black or white? how can you separate them? This is not a democratic and racism.As for the Russians, they are all white
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:22 AM
 
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As for the Russians, they are all white
OMG. There is Siberia full of Natives. Where do you fall from? Kamchatka - don't you know there is a vast expanse between your place and the "western Russia" inhabited by chukchi, yakuts, evenks, and other descendants of Mongols?
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:29 AM
 
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OMG. There is Siberia full of Natives. Where do you fall from? Kamchatka - don't you know there is a vast expanse between your place and the "western Russia" inhabited by chukchi, yakuts, evenks, and other descendants of Mongols?
We are talking about the Russians. Not about the peoples of Russia. But in Any case, In Russia itself and in Kamchatka large part of the population of the Slavs (Russians).In the same Siberia is not full of natives, they are as much as it , but the Russian population prevails exactly and much, so and in all parts of Russia mainly(for the most part)You are not confusing the difference between the Russian citizen (citizens of Russia) And Russian (nationality)

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Old 06-25-2012, 05:47 AM
 
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Russians are slavic Eastern Europeans. Russians are an ethnia, a melting pot of many races (as most European countries) cemented by Slavic culture and the Orthodox religion.
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