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Russians: East Slavic ethnic group
The Russians are an East Slavic ethnic group indigenous to Eastern Europe, who share a common Russian ancestry, culture, and history. Russian, the most spoken Slavic language, is the shared mother tongue of the Russians; Orthodox Christianity has been their majority religion since the formation of a Russian identity in the Middle Ages. They are the largest Slavic nation and the largest European nation.

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Putin seeks to 'normalise situation' as Russians sense something 'really wrong going on' [Video]

Putin seeks to 'normalise situation' as Russians sense something 'really wrong going on'

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Russians gather in subdued defiance to lay 'fearless' Kremlin critic Navalny to rest [Video]

Russians gather in subdued defiance to lay 'fearless' Kremlin critic Navalny to rest

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 06:56Published
Ukrainians and Russians in Berlin in solidarity against war [Video]

Ukrainians and Russians in Berlin in solidarity against war

Last weekend marked the second grim anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Many people around the world commemorated this day by taking to the streets in big cities.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:02Published
'Russia against West: Still a popular trope among many Russians', solidifying Putin's hold on power [Video]

'Russia against West: Still a popular trope among many Russians', solidifying Putin's hold on power

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 06:27Published
UK sanctions officials at Russian penal colony where Alexei Navalny died [Video]

UK sanctions officials at Russian penal colony where Alexei Navalny died

Along with international outrage at dissident's untimely death, some sympathetic Russians have defied efforts to crack down on public mourning.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:20Published
The plight and hope of Ukrainian and Russian refugees in Serbia [Video]

The plight and hope of Ukrainian and Russian refugees in Serbia

Around 150,000 Russians and 16,000 Ukrainians are currently living in the country.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:50Published
Russians queue to register election candidate opposed to Ukraine offensive [Video]

Russians queue to register election candidate opposed to Ukraine offensive

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