terminator wrote:theyoungagegroup wrote:There are millions of Asians living in Siberia who obviously have Russian citizenship. What prevents them from living in the European part of Russia?
You clearly haven't been to Russia! It's because of Racism - Russian Militsia will extort fines from Non-European looking people. Also, in Moscow they need a Propiska - permission and an address in Moscow which is impossible to get unless you're connected.
Yes, the cops bother Asiatics and the people do , too. They call them "ne-russki"- non-Russians. Unlike in the US you can hyphenate and become a Chinese American, there, it's not possible.
Recently, they started promoting the word "Rossiyanin" ( basically, a citizen of Russia) as opposed to "Russki" to include all these ethnic minorities and become one civil society, not an ethnic one. But it will take several generations before this racism goes away.
The difference between the US and Russia is that those are not immigrants- they are the indigenous population and they were not displaced as the American Indians. Russia simply expanded into Asia, declared the Asian territories as (non independent )republics and made them vassal states so to speak- they have their own parliaments and federal branch governments. They can also study in their native languages. Some of those republics as as huge as any European country and they have Asian names.
Territorially and by names, Russia appears to be an Asian country. All these little "Stans" and names such as Ust- Orda, Aga, Tuva. But numerically, the "russki" predominate. They are the majority in any big city there and often they want Asian people to stay in small towns and not go where the " white" people live.
As a backlash, there were attacks on Russians living in those places. The whole Chechnya war began mainly because Chechens began killing Russian families from house to house. Man, women and children.
Russia is the biggest colonial empire there is.