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Does “русский” refer exclusively to ethnic Russians or a wider Russo-community?

I would imagine that this is a tad politically sensitive, but am looking for an objective answer (not a political debate). In everyday Russian, when someone calls themselves русский, it is safe to ...
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Rendering of names in East Slavic languages

I've noticed that when rendering the name of a person from one East Slavic language to another, it's usually changed to the native spelling of the target language. For example, the name "Vladimir ...
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What are the actual linguistic similarities between Russian and Belarusian?

I lived in Belarus for some time, and my wife is from there. We spoke only Russian while in the country, but most signs, public transportation announcements ("next stop", etc.) and documents were in ...