What is the name of the inhabitants of Russia?
Neighbors often give any nicknames to the inhabitants of one country, similar habits, appearance, manner of communication, gastronomic preferences, in a special way to characterize them. What is the name of the inhabitants of Russia?
In Ukraine, Russians are called Moskals or Katsaps. Muscovites are residents of lands united in one state with the center in Moscow (residents of Muscovy, Muscovy). “Tsap” is a Ukrainian goat. "Yak tsap" - like a goat. This refers to the tradition in pre-Petrine Russia not to shave a beard to men. For Ukrainians who wore only a mustache (and forelock), bearded Russians resembled goats, which also have a beard.
In Germany and other European countries, Russians are often called Ivanas (by one of the most common Russian male names). Russian women for the same reason called Natasha.
In Estonia, Russians are called Tibla. The nickname is derived from the typical for many Russian men manners to contact others (you, b ..).
In Afghanistan, Russians (mostly military as well as civilian specialists) were called shuravi.In Arabic, “shura” is advice, “shuravi” is Soviet. Today, despite the fact that the Soviet government is a thing of the past, this nickname for the Russians remains.