Culture of Russia

Culture of Russia

The culture of Russia covers the varied nationalities of modern Russian state.

Historically, the dominating position in Russia is occupied by the Russian culture, the culture of Russian language and Russian nationality; this is partly because Russians constitute the vast majority of the population in the country, and partly because many times in the History of Russia the cultures of other nationalities were suppressed through russification, see for instance Ems Ukaz.

The politics of the Soviet Union with respect to culture was controversial: on one side there was a politically-motivated desire to create a "Soviet people", which was expressed in the notion of Soviet culture, exemplified by Socialist Realism. From the other side there were periodical campaigns of preservation of national cultures: every ethnicity had "great national writers" and folk cultural practices were officially supported.

*Architecture of Russia
*List of Russians
*Russian music
**Music of Russia
*Russian architecture
*Russian cuisine
*Russian humour
*Russian literature
**List of Russian language poets
**Russian formalism
**Russian folklore
*Sport in Russia
*Internet in Russia
*Religion in Russia
*Public holidays in Russia

ee also

*Russian culture
*Russian traditions and superstitions
*Culture of the Soviet Union
*Culture of Tatarstan

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