On the Turanian Element in Russian Culture

  title={On the Turanian Element in Russian Culture},
  author={Nikolaĭ Sergeevich Trubet͡skoĭ},
The Eastern Slavic tribes initially occupied an insignificant part of the gigantic territory occupied by present-day Russia. The Slavs at first populated only the small western part of this territory, the river basins connecting the Baltic Sea with the Black Sea. All the rest—the greater part of the territory of present-day Russia—was populated primarily by those tribes that it is customary to combine under the name"Turanian" or"Uralo-Altaic." These Turanian tribes initially played a much more… Expand
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