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  1. Russia is historically oriented both to the West and to the East. Already in the times of Ancient Russia, the trade routes “from the Varangians to the Greeks” (along the Don) and “from the Varangians to the Arabs” (along the Volga) played an important role. It was necessary to fight both with European countries and with nomadic peoples.But still, to a greater extent, Russians are Europeans.

    The Russian ethnic group, the Russian language, and the Orthodox Christian religion all belong to Europe. Most of the country's residents live in the European part of the country´┐Ż

    Russian autocracy is based on the Byzantine state system.

    cultural, historical, economic ties, wars – everything is connected with Europe. Even Bolshevism is an offshoot of the Western political trend-Marxism. Russian emperors were associated with the imperial houses of Europe, and between Russian and European writers, artists,musicians, etc. you will find much more similarities than with Asian ones. The most dense transport network in Russia is located in the European part.

    And Asia is a huge territory, including the Arab world, the Indian world, the Chinese world, and the Japanese world. It was only in the 20th century that China, South Korea, and Japan were Westernized. But the Arab world (both the poor and the rich) is still incomprehensible to us, not to mention India.

  2. What is the name of any European writer ?

    Dumas, Shakespeare, Cervantes-I think if you haven't read about the Musketeers, then maybe you've at least heard?

    And now any great Chinese writer? Cao Xiaoqin? Luo Guanzhong? What is the greatest Chinese novel “Dream in the Red Chamber” about?

    What is the name of the French President? The German Federal Chancellor?

    Now what is the name of the Prime Minister of India? The leader of the Chinese CCP?

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