Why in the USA and oth.countries there is no word "Rossiyanin",as the word "Russian" means not all inhabitants of Russia,because?
i there are Germans,Poles,Jews, etc.?
- JPLv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
In the US, there really is no conscious understanding of any difference between "citizenship" and "nationality."
In the US, they're considered synonyms.
In other "old world" countries, they are very different concepts.
If you wanted to make a difference clear to an American, you would have to say something like:
Russian of German origin
Russian of German ethnicity
Russian of German extraction
- DimanLv 47 years ago
Because Russian - an ethnic Russian. A "Rossiyanin" - a citizen of Russia, which may be an not ethnic Russian.