The features that identify the majority of the inhabitants of the Russian Federation are not very clear to specify. And is that each of the characteristics of this particular physiognomy is the product of a process that has been developed for thousands of years and in which various peoples from different parts of the earth have participated.
To get an idea of the crucible that is the Russian physiognomy, just know that in Russia live more than 160 ethnic groups that speak more than 100 languages.
This hodgepodge of ethnicities and languages is due to the dynamic process that occurred with the creation of this gigantic country. Basically, it is a nation with a very extensive territory where people like the Huns, the Turks, the Mongols, the Kazakhs, among others, were amalgamated.
What are the ethnic characteristics of the Russian population?
The majority of the Russian inhabitants are divided into two racial groups or phenotypes: the Caucasian and the Mongoloid. The first corresponds to European Russia and the second corresponds to Asian Russia.
The ethnic Caucasians are the majority, since the Asian Russians reach almost 10 million inhabitants and this is equivalent to 6,5% of the population.
The Mongoloid inhabitants generally live in rural areas and women predominate, although now this female predominance is a tendency in the whole population.
These minority ethnic groups are sought to safeguard their rights and respect their culture, for which they have been endowed with representative bodies, and are allowed to use their own languages.
What are the characteristics of European Russians?
The Caucasian woman was previously referred to as the white race, but it is already proven that this is not necessarily the case.
Within this Caucasian group, the Russian population would be in the European subgroup, specifically, the Slavs, and of which not only the Russians, but also the Macedonians, the Bulgarians, the Croatians, and others are part.
There is an important data regarding this human phenotype and it is the one with the most variety in terms of hair and eye coloration.
Hence, it is practically impossible to say that most Russians have blue eyes and blond hair, because their hair can also be dark brown, red, black ... as well as they can have brown, gray or other colors.
However, it is assumed as one the general characteristics that distinguish this part of the Russian Caucasian population the skin color, which is white or clear and in the specific case of the Slavic subgroup tends to be rosacea.
Other distinctive features of this part of the Russian Caucasian Slavic population reside in his nose, lips and facial hair.
Specifically, his nose has a straight nasal angle, while the lips are thin, the cheekbones are more or less flattened, and are prone to have a lot of beard and mustache, as well as hairs on other parts of the body (men on chest, back, arms and legs)
How are Russian Russians described?
The Mongolian Russian ethnic group is of type II and it is the subgroup ugro-turquicos.
This ethnic group is observed especially in the six republics of the Russian Federation that occupy Central Asia. It is the same group that is currently in the ancient republics of the Soviet Union (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan), as well as in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region in China.
Within the Mongoloid II ethnic group is also the Turkic racial subgroup, which are a mixture of Caucasians and Mongoloids, and over time have lost part of the Mongoloid physiognomy, so that they now resemble the European Russians more.
But in Russia there is also the Mongoloides I ethnic group where the Amarillo subgroup is located. This Russian ethnic group is located especially in eastern Siberia.
The features of this Russian phenotype are more marked, as they have a yellowish skin color, oblique eyes, prominent cheekbones while the nose is flattened. The hair is black and smooth.
What unites such different ethnic groups within a single nation?
Regardless of the ethnic and cultural variety that divides the Russian population, the inhabitants of the entire Russian Federation feel themselves united through history and the desire to build a great nation.
No matter the color of skin, eyes, religious beliefs, geographical location or social position, all the inhabitants of each of the Russian republics are moved by a single sentiment: The consolidation of the motherland