The Ethnic Identity in the Social Identity Structure of the Residents of Belarus and Russia

  •  Natallia Leonidovna Balich    
  •  Victoria Nikolaevna Mukha    


The goal of this article is to consider the ethnic identity and interethnic guidelines of the population of Belarusand Russia. The authors conducted empirical studies among the residents of the Republic of Belarus andKrasnodar territory (the Russian Federation) to find out whether people there are ready for interethnic contactsand interactions in various life spheres and how the population of these the two countries perceives therepresentatives of other ethnic groups. Ethnic identity is considered as an element of the social identity structurewhich also includes other types of identity (socio-cultural, civil, religious, age-related, etc.).

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