Russian Demographics

While we often hear about the Russian monarchy not having that much Russian blood, that is also associated with the mass of the Russian Empire. Many of the people living within the borders of the Empire have a different ethnic identity than simply Russian. Many of them are “Little Russians”, this can mean either Belorussian or Ukrainian. However, they were counted as┬áRussian,┬áin the Census of 1897. Actually, over half of the people living within the borders were not ethnically Russian.… Read the rest here