Anonymous asked in Social ScienceAnthropology · 5 months ago

Are Russians white?

Many people think that Russians are not real whites and they oppose the West.

6 Answers

  • 5 months ago
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    In the 1940s, many people, especially in Germany, classified Russians and more broadly Slavic peoples in the "sub-human" category (especially after Staline broke the German-Soviet Pact).

    But it was in the 1940s.

    Maybe, those who still call Russians "not real whites" refer to this period.

    Pragmatically, the average skin tone in Russia is quite pale.

  • 5 months ago

    Russians this side of the Urals are White. The rest, well... not so much.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    i do not know how this is anthropology , but anyways yes they are

  • 5 months ago

    Define "white". This is a cultural construct so -- go for it.

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  • 5 months ago

    Yes. Autosomally, Russians are similar to populations in Eastern Europe.

  • JimZ
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Like every people they are mixed. Russia includes a sizable territory that includes Siberia with East Asians. Russians have a mixed history and heritage. There is no such thing as "real" whites. That is just a fantasy generally from small minds and those that feel insecure.

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