Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk and Yekaterinburg are the places with the most girls.
The Russian language is official in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan, and also spoken as a secondary language in many former Soviet states. The former word refers to ethnic Russians, regardless of what country they live in and irrespective of whether or not they hold Russian citizenship.Under certain circumstances this term may or may not extend to denote members of other Russian-speaking ethnic groups from Russia, or from the former Soviet Union.A large Russian diaspora also exists all over the world, with notable numbers in the United States, Germany, Israel, and Canada.Russians are the most numerous ethnic group in Europe.The Russians share many cultural traits with their fellow East Slavic counterparts, specifically Belarusians and Ukrainians.
They are predominantly Orthodox Christians by religion.
Later, both Belarusians and South Russians formed on this ethnic linguistic ground.
From the 6th century onwards, another group of Slavs moved from Pomerania to the northeast of the Baltic Sea, where they encountered the Varangians of the Rus' Khaganate and established the important regional center of Novgorod.
Russians in northern European Russia share moderate genetic similarities with Uralic peoples, that by 600 AD, the Slavs had split linguistically into southern, western, and eastern branches.
The eastern branch settled between the Southern Bug and the Dnieper Rivers in present-day Ukraine; from the 1st century AD through almost the turn of the millennium, they spread peacefully northward to the Baltic region, forming the Dregovich, Radimich and Vyatich Slavic tribes on the Baltic substratum, and therefore experiencing changed language features such as vowel reduction.
For other uses, see Russian (disambiguation)., russkiye) are an East Slavic ethnic group native to Eastern Europe.