What do people in Russia call in different countries of the world?
After the collapse of the USSR in the territory of Russiato live many representatives of different nationalities who, despite emerging ethnic conflicts, had to learn how to get along with each other on the territory of a huge country that had recently united 15 states. A lot of different characters, cultures and customs united under the single state symbolism of our country. Do you know what the residents of Russia call? The answer to this question is found in this article.
One well-known Internet portal was helda survey among Russian citizens on the topic: "How should we call the citizens of Russia, so that it helps them to realize themselves as a single community, but does not provoke the division of people according to national characteristics?" The majority of respondents chose the answer "citizen of Russia", in second place was "Russian" , and the third place was answered "Russian".
Hence the question arose: I wonder, but what do the inhabitants of Russia call in different countries? Probably, it is very difficult to pick up one single nickname that would unite so different in origin, but today living on the same land of Russian citizens.
Strangely enough, but there is even a special section of science that is capable of giving a scientifically grounded answer to the question of how the inhabitants of Russiain different countries. This science deals exclusively with national nicknames. It is known that scientifically neutral national nicknames are called "exonyms," and offensive nicknames that carry a negative meaning are "ethnophólizms." Therefore, knowing the origin of these or other national nicknames, everyone can learn much not only about themselves and their people, but also about their neighbors who are representatives of a different nationality.
How do people in Russia in the countries of the Near Abroad?
From their brothers "Khokhlov," the Russians receivedplayful nickname "katsap". Scientists are still arguing what this means. According to one version, this means "goat" (the bearded Russian strongly reminded Ukrainians of a goat), according to another version, this word is derived from the word "robber, carver". Ukrainians came from Moscow as "Moskal" (from the words "cheating", "cheating").
How do people in Russiain the countries of the Far Abroad?
It is known that after the Grand DukeAlexei Alexandrovich led a group of Russian aristocrats in 1871, visited the United States, the Indians of many tribes began to call the Russian "bearish people" because many boyars were dressed in fur coats made of bear skins.
In the US and Germany after the Great Patriotic Warthe Russian war began to be called "Ivan" (one of the most common names in our country). Soviet Koreans gave the Russians the nickname "mauj". This word of Chinese origin means "bearded man," as the Chinese liked to call it.
Some Russians take offense at variousmocking or joking nicknames. However, a person who has a good sense of humor, it will not matter, as they call the inhabitants of Russia in those or other countries. Do not forget that we live in a country that is home to many outstanding figures of science, literature and art, which have had a huge impact on the whole world.