- Oct 2013
My Lord, that is confirming what I was talking about: there are Ukrainians, there are Russians, there are Tartars, there are Momdavians, but not "Novorossians" there.Be very careful of these maps and statistics, as they can be very misleading.
For example, my ex-GF was from Crimea, Ukraine.7
Her father was Russian, and 3 of 4 grandparents were Russian, one was born in Crimea.
Her mother was also ethnically Russian, born in 1956, in Crimea.
Her first language was Russian, she only spoke Russian until she entered school. ...
And if someone from there responds You "I'm novorssirsky" it's in the sense "I'm a Russian (or Ukrainian) from that region".
I might be wrong, but I don't think so.
What do You mean by "nationality"...
Her nationality according to Ukrainian documents? - Not Russian - Ukrainian !
(According to Kiev, she was born in Ukraine of a Ukrainian mother = therefore Ukrainian.)
And to avoid another misunderstanding:
In a lot of places in Central and Eastern Europe, there's/was a distinction between "nationality" (= citizenship) and ethnicity, even at legal level.
There's an often recurring confusion, firstly, because usually Western Europe simply doesn't have that distinction, secondly, often "ethnicity" is called "nationality" in Central/Eastern Europe, while Western "nationality" is called citizenship.