Is Russia an Asian or a European country? - TennisForum.com
View Poll Results: Russia is a/an
Asian country 2 2.82%
European country 37 52.11%
both Asian and European country (interchangeable) 29 40.85%
in Africa? America? Australasia? 3 4.23%
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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old Jun 7th, 2011, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
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Is Russia an Asian or a European country?

Just saw some argument in the GM thread about Russia, so just thought of an idea to make this poll.
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Re: Is Russia an Asian or a European country?

russia is clearly a european country even though often when i say "europe" i mean europe without russia. i mean, europe is not really a continent, eurasia is, it is defined as a separate entity for cultural and historical reasons, kinda like the middle east, south asia, coutheast asia, far east, central asia. and for cultural and historical reasons russia clearly belongs in europe, even though it can be considered a separate entity of the eurasian landmass in its own right.
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Re: Is Russia an Asian or a European country?

Part of it is in Europe. The other part in Asia.

But since most of the major cultural, economic, political and population centers in Russia are located on the European side, it is more considered to be part of Europe.

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Re: Is Russia an Asian or a European country?

I would rather think of it as an Europeon country.
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Re: Is Russia an Asian or a European country?

Eurasia.
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Re: Is Russia an Asian or a European country?

European country, in the land of Asia
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Re: Is Russia an Asian or a European country?

European since Russia is taking part in all European competitions. True, bigger part of Russia is in Asia but Russian part of Europe is actually bigger than the rest of Europe
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Re: Is Russia an Asian or a European country?

Culturally, they have their own way of thinking and they will try to keep their sphere of influence over their old eatern European allies. I dont think they will fall in with western European practices any time soon. They may look European, but politically they seem to have more in common with how a lot of Asian countries have operated, nominally democratic, but with one party dominating.
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Re: Is Russia an Asian or a European country?

What about Turkey?
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Re: Is Russia an Asian or a European country?

Both Europe and Asia due to geography

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Re: Is Russia an Asian or a European country?

Eurasia.
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Re: Is Russia an Asian or a European country?

Regardless of where it is, it should be referred to as "Lenaland" and its capital renamed "Bangsgrad."

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Regardless of where it is, it should be referred to as "Lenaland" and its capital renamed "Bangsgrad."


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Re: Is Russia an Asian or a European country?

There are two countries. Russia with Moscow etc. is in Europe. Siberia is clearly in Asia. The vastness that is the country of Siberia is even more eastern than Japan, which is one of the most eastern Asian countries. Siberia is in Asia and Russia is in Europe. Fairly simple. Therefore, Russia is European.
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