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“Russia For All” Exhibition Sparks Off Discussions On Russian Identity

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Arts & Culture, Ethnicity & Race, Ideas, RuNet Echo

Bloggers actively discuss [1] [ru] “Russia For All [2]” [ru, .pdf] exhibition. Viktor Bondarenko and Dmitri Gutov, the authors, aim to combat┬áthe nationalist slogan “Russia for Russians.” Each painting contains a name of a well-known historical person and his/her ethnic origin. In the numerous discussions around the blogosphere, netizens ask a question, what constitutes Russian identity: ethnicity, culture, or language.