hm you have very intresting english-style in your expressions and what is your native country? I mean country where you born.
Atarion wrote:хм. не знаю как это по английски будет, россия-то большая. вы какой национальности?
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i'll answer here. (in english what you mean is usually described as ethnicity i think. or nationality, but people often confuse it with citizenship)
as many people from the former ussr, i'm a bit of everything. i was born in moscow, and so was my mum. my dad was born in belarus, and so was his mum. she also has some polish ancestry, and likely jewish too. she got married in moldova, to a russian man from siberia (and he is the person i ultimately got my surname from). his mum also had some moldovan heritage but we're getting to a murky area which i don't know almost anything about.
my other grandmother was born in kazakhstan, evacuated from moscow during ww2. i was lucky enough to know my great-grandparents, they were from ryazan area and from the caucasus respectively.
my grandpa was born in moscow.
culturally i feel a strong connection to finland but i'm not aware of any ancestry from there... who knows
so as you can see it's all over the place (though moldova and kazakhstan kinda mean more to me than to my grandmothers themselves - they don't have any identity tied to these places... well i don't either, but to me they're an important part of my heritage)
...none of which presumably has anything to do with my english
apart from the fact that i identify as european more than anything specific, and my english is largely british, with some influences from non-native europeans
any "unusual expressions" i use here are likely to be linguistic terms though.