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Estonians sniffed to the Russian spirit

July 18 2008

"There's the Russian spirit, there is Russ smell ...", wrote once Alexander Pushkin. Today, scientists at Tartu University refute the words of a classic, arguing that the stereotype of a Russian or a mythical Russian spirit does not exist in principle.

The study, which was attended by 40 Russian universities, data were obtained about 11-thousand people - from Kamchatka to Karelia. According to the professor, University of Tartu Jüri Alliku, studies have shown that the Russian people, both at genetic as well as on a personal level, very similar to the other peoples of the world. Thus, says the professor, the study refuted the myth of exceptionalism of the Russian soul.

"I think this is politically clear and important message. For example, to justify any political system that this is the Russian people, or that democracy and other forms of life pro-Western Russian contraindicated - pure demagogy. Simple, real Russian man, which is appreciated, nothing special is neither of Latvians, Lithuanians, Estonians, or from people of any other nationality, "- shared his scientific and human opinions Alliku professor, reports Internet portal

Visitors to the site rather skeptical about the conclusions of scientists.

"As I recall, distinguished professor Alliku in Soviet times, worked on visual perception and it seems very successful in this area. It turns out, Dostoevsky and Solzhenitsyn saw what actually not. Congratulations, Professor!" Now you have to travel in foreign countries with a cycle lectures. get acquainted, so to speak, the world public with sensational revelations treacherous Russian. And that in fact both the well-known advertising "Guys do not know ...". Can someone else pick up some money to create such masterpieces," - says Michael.

"The citizens of Estonia has developed an inferiority complex with respect to Russia, and I think they're trying to do anything about Russia so that the thread to say good or bad - does not matter! Just need to find myself in this world, and I think that in the near future Estonia will themselves and yet no longer engage in unnecessary things. let the best economy in general situation in the country improves and the money spent, rather than on what is absolutely worthless studies, and more about another nation, "- Ivan offers.

Sergei Makarov


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