Русский и российский


What’s the difference between русский and российский?

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kasi_kuhn | 0 points - over 1 year ago

Example: you were born in the US, as well as your parents. You can get Russian passport – российский паспорт – but you won’t be able to become русский (because it’s not your ethnicity)

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agustin | 0 points - over 1 year ago

Русский refers to the Russian ethnicity whereas российский indicates the country 

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agustin | 0 points - over 1 year ago

Русский – belonging to the nation and the land


Российский (паспорт, гражданство) – belonging to the state and government

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