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Ethnic Diversity in Russia. By Shawna Daley. Tsar Nicholas II (1894 – 1917). A lot of ethnic diversity Home of 150 million people ½ were ethnic Russians. Joseph Stalin. 1940 4,000 of Polish people were killed Banned religions. Ethnic cleansing

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tsar nicholas ii 1894 1917
Tsar Nicholas II (1894 – 1917)
  • A lot of ethnic diversity
  • Home of 150 million people
  • ½ were ethnic Russians
joseph stalin
Joseph Stalin
  • 1940 4,000 of Polish people were killed
  • Banned religions
  • Ethnic cleansing
  • Deported 400,000 people to Central Asia because of fear they support the enemy
  • In eight years the number of people in labor camps rose by one million
the great terror 1936 1939
The Great Terror (1936 – 1939)
  • Communist Party members killed
  • 3.6 million put in labor camps
  • 700,000 people killed
  • Because Stalin’s paranoid
  • Thought his people were going against him
today
Today
  • Enormous diversity
  • Mixed background
  • Cultural traditions being rebuilt
  • Arts are getting creative aspect back
  • Russian is understood by 99% of people
  • More than 100 languages spoken in Russia
ethnic groups
Ethnic Groups
  • Ethnic Russians 80% of the total population
  • Tatars (3.8%)
  • Ukrainians (2%)
  • Bashkir (1.1%)
  • Chauvash (1.1%)
  • Chechens (0.9%)
  • Armenians (0.8%)
  • 160 different ethnic groups
religion
Religion
  • Russian Orthodox (71.8%)
  • Muslim (5.5%)
  • Catholic (1.8%)
  • Protestant (0.7%)
  • Buddhist (0.6%)
  • Jewish (0.3%)
  • Other (0.9%)
  • None (18.9%)
language
Language
  • 81% speak official Russian
  • Over 100 minority languages
  • Tartar spoken by 3%
minority languages
Minority Languages
  • Ukrainian
  • Chuvash
  • Bashir
  • Mordvin
  • Circassian
  • Chechen
  • These make up 1% of the Russian population