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Russians: East Slavic ethnic group
Russians, or the Great Russians, are an East Slavic ethnic group and nation native to Eastern Europe, who share a common history, culture, and are speakers of the Russian language. Russians are the most numerous ethnic group in Europe. The majority of ethnic Russians live in the Russian Federation, but notable minorities exist in other former Soviet states such as Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Ukraine and the Baltic states. A large Russian diaspora has developed all over the world, with notable numbers in the United States, Germany, Brazil, and Canada. The culture of the ethnic Russian people has a long tradition and it is a foundation for the modern culture of the whole of Russia. The Russian language originally was the language of ethnic Russians. They are historically Orthodox Christians by religion.

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Russia scales down VE Day commemoration amid pandemic [Video]

Russia scales down VE Day commemoration amid pandemic

Instead of a military parade on Moscow's Red Square, Russians mark Victory Day in solitude.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:07Published

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