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  1. In Russia, there is an eternal problem – how to make people lie the way politicians lie. It turns out that this is quite simple. And all Russian politics from time immemorial is based only on state lies and people's lies to each other. You want all Russians to call themselves Russians, that is, to lie to each other. Our dear state wants all of us to not necessarily believe, but necessarily relay (repeat to each other) that we live in a democratic great peaceful prosperous multi-ethnic country. And so on.�

    And so. When it will really be like in America, so that everyone considers themselves a single people and no one has ever heard the words “chock, Jew, Moskal, Ukrainian, rodent, bulbash”, etc. – when the state will be real for people and stop endlessly educating and sowing in its population only hatred and nothing but hatred for all surrounding peoples and their own peoples, for their own social groups within the country (gays, teenagers, pensioners, women, people of liberal views, disabled people), – then everyone will become profoundly indifferent to what this people and themselves are called in it. And it is quite likely, by analogy with the whole world, the general term “Russians”will be established here. Only for this purpose it is necessary that in Russia, for a change, some direct and simple truth appears instead of the endless lies that make up the essence of this country.

    In the meantime, the very word Russian has been ideologically monopolized by extreme nationalists since the late 1980s and will never escape their embrace. Therefore, the word “Russians” coined by Mr. Pavlovsky's team under Yeltsin was and is a necessary political term that is neutral and acceptable for official use.

  2. Calling yourself a Russian in Russia is like calling yourself an Englishman in the United States, a Castilian in Spain, or a Han Chinese in China. In terms of meaning, “Spanish”, “Chinese”, “American” and “Russian” denote approximately the same order of essence.

  3. Humanity would solve half of its problems if it agreed on the meaning of words. (c) Rene Descartes.

    The problem is precisely in the definitions and concepts.

    “American” is a civil identification, regardless of ethnicity.

    “Russian” is an ethnic (more precisely, ethno-cultural) identification, regardless of the state of residence and citizenship.�

    In fact, it was precisely to overcome the national-territorial division that an attempt was made in the 1990s to create a universal civil identification.

  4. What for? Why not allow Russians to be called Russians and Russians to be called Russians?

    Theoretically, it would probably be possible to give the word “Russians” the meaning of “citizens of Russia” (that is, Russians), but then we will have to find a new word that can be used to refer to Russians by ethnicity.

  5. The answer to this question is quite simple! It is necessary to REMOVE FROM THE CONSTITUTION THE DEFINITION OF the Russian people as-MULTINATIONAL! Then the identity of the concepts “Russian” and “Russian” that existed earlier, when this word did not exist, will be restored. Today, these concepts are divided according to the semantic principle, because the “multinational” Russian people are many nations, and the Russian people are only one nation out of many! As a result, the Russian people, declared “multinational” without any referendum or popular vote in 1990, ceased to be the Russian people! Moreover, the constitutional ” multiethnic nature “of the Russian people prevents even the formation of a single Russian civil nation, since it divides it into” many nations ” and preserves the rudiments of the multiethnic imperial structure of the RI and the USSR.

  6. Dear Ilya Levin, The preamble to the German Constitution reads:
    “Conscious of their responsibility to God and people, and inspired by the desire to serve the cause of world peace .. the German people, by virtue of their constituent power, have given themselves the present Fundamental Law. … This Basic Law therefore applies to the entire German people.” There are 91% Germans in Germany and 83% in Russia. The Germans are the masters of their country, having the constituent power, and why do the Russians-the founders of their Russian state Rus (the Latins called us Russia, and Peter I and Radon), making up 83% of all citizens of their country, do not even have the right to be called the state-forming people? Why should Ilya Levin nod at America? Well, take a look, dear programmer, on the Internet and you will see in the passport of a German citizen-the nationality is German (Deutsche) and they call their state not by Latin nicknames, but by their native name – Deutschland (German land!). The same is true in France and in most European countries.

    And in the preamble of the constitution of the president's favorite country (and probably yours, Ilya), it is written: Israel is the state of the Jewish people, although there are a good half of the Palestinians there. And in the passport, instead of the canceled “fifth column”, there are tricky notes that can distinguish a Jew from any Goy.

    So we watch the movie “Alexander Nevsky” and the whole world sings: “Get up, Russian people!”. And every Russian Levin has his own proven “seven-forty”. Well, let them dance, for the time being… Sincerely, Editor of the Russkoe Slovo magazine V. A. Goncharov.

  7. Russian is a national identity and, for example, “Russian Tatar” can only take place if you are deeply immersed in the Russian cultural environment, such as “the great Russian artist Levitan was born into a poor Jewish family”. Since the same Levitan everything, including the “state-owned kosht”, was Russian.

    You can call Russia a Russian state, but all citizens are indiscriminately Russian, probably still wrong. But the question of the legal personality of Russians must be resolved by equating them with other peoples in this.

  8. I am also in favor of calling only REAL Russians by nationality as Russians, and all other non-Russian citizens of Russia as Russians. Russian German, Russian Korean, Russian Greek, etc., but RUSSIAN German, RUSSIAN Korean, RUSSIAN Greek, etc.And that is, I have a friend who also constantly jokes that the names of other peoples are nouns, and Russian is an adjective that can be applied to anything. This is called substantivized adjectives, i.e. the adjective acts as a noun. Stop applying the word Russian to anything!!! Here I am, for example, Tatyana Nikolaevna, I am Russian, and I don't like it when some Gulfira Mukhamedovna or Patimat Ramazanovna is called Russian. They are RUSSIAN, but not RUSSIAN!!! (Just don't write about the origin of many of the names that are now Russian, I know all this. Just either a Russian girl will be called Tatiana, or Patimat-is there a difference?!)

  9. This is a complex task. First, we need to really immerse everyone in the Russian cultural environment. With what up to the ears. To the state of thinking in Russian as in their native language. Only then will it be possible to call the Chechen a Russian Chechen, and the Nenets a Russian Nenets. Our ancestors coped with this, and we need to. Secondly, it is necessary to introduce the concept of supernation of the Gumilyov type into everyday life. After all, Russianness is really above the borders of the state and nationality. If a person thinks in Russian, speaks Russian, his cultural code aka mentality Russian / Russian, then he is Russian. Russian French, Russian Greek, Russian German or Russian Jew.�

    Secondly, you need to act like an imperial. Make it so that others themselves want to be called Russian, as they once were in the time of RI. It works and works well, remember both RI and the Roman Empire. When it was an honor to be a Roman and everyone wanted to be called that. And this already needs to be left to psychologists and skilled propagandists. No, you can certainly go the way of Byzantium and do as they have. “There is no Greek or Jew but all are Roman” And it will work. However, the nationalities will revolt, and someone will warm up their hands and sell them weapons. And this is oh so not good. No, they will be suppressed. However, hatred will be planted.

    Third, you can use a very good idea with worlds. Russian World, Spanish World, Chinese World. And here is a very good morphology. After all, note that the world is not Russian, but Russian. Russian is an empty word without emotions, neutral and official. Russian is a more emotionally colored word and this color is positive. At least in Russian, that's how it works. Therefore, through the active promotion of the idea of the Russian World, in my opinion, it is possible to replace the empty “Russian” in the minds of the masses with the unifying “Russian”.

    Something like that. But in any case, you can't do without like-minded people, because the people are the source of power and these are not empty words. But only if it is one. And its power is just the same in the number and direction of efforts in one direction. If one of these two conditions is not enough, then there is no power.

  10. What kind of nonsense is this? Rus, Russia, the Russian Federation has always been famous for the fact that different nationalities, religions, and ethnic groups live peacefully on its territory… It would be foolish to call everyone Russian, thus humiliating the real belonging of a person to their ethnic group. And it is even more stupid to abandon the general name “Russians” by the name of the country. I am Russian, my friend is Chechen, my friend is Tatar, my friend is Nenets… etc. , but together we are Russians!! And that's cool! But what should be done really is to write in the first article of the Constitution of the Russian Federation that Russia and Russia are one state! But to do this, you must first deal with Bandera on the outskirts of the empire…

  11. “Russian” was used as a synonym for Soviet before the collapse of the USSR and during the Brezhnev Soviet period. Songs even then appeared using Russia, Russian as a synonym for Soviet.

    During the Great Patriotic War, “Russian” was also used not as a synonym for nationality, but as a synonym for the Soviet troops opposing Germany and Europe.

    “Russian” began to narrow down to a synonym for nationality during the perestroika period consciously. In the magazine” Century XX and the World “Gleb Pavlovsky then set the task to replace the word “Russian” in the field of nationality. This was argued by the fact that this is the only name of the nation that uses not a noun, but an adjective “Russian” and unites people together even at the level of self-designation.

    Returning the word “Russian” to the name of the country's citizens is a cultural and political task

  12. Just curious, does Kadyrov also refer to his people as “Russians”?

    Near the forest, near the river, there lived a Jew in a small town
    With his wife Reeva, he lived as God had judged him,
    And this couple's son Sema was growing up at home,
    and He always wore a red cap in winter and summer. (Now there are 140 characters and the comment will be published)

  13. You're confusing something. Russian-nationality. A Russian is a Russian citizen. Not all Russians live in Russia. Not all Russians are Russian by nationality, many other peoples live in the Russian Federation.

  14. A counter-question arises: why do the Jews always need to retrain us Russians in some way? How did this boy with a strict mother have the confidence that he has the right to decide for himself “regardless of his origin”? And was this fool really in the United States and there tried to call such a good, normal, Jew or Armenian who came from the USSR/Russian Federation a Russian?

  15. Russian – a person of Russian nationality.�

    A Russian is a citizen of the state “Russian Federation”.�

    What's so strange about that!? Or do you suggest that Tatars, Chuvash people and other representatives of two hundred nationalities in the country call themselves Russians?

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