Detailed Genetic Study of Russians

This is a very technical article. I think the take-away is that Russia consists of people radically different from one another in terms of genetics. So, as I said: a state searching for a culture (nation).

The results obtained demonstrated genetic heterogeneity of populations living in the region studied. Russians from the central part of European Russia (Tver, Murom, and Kursk) exhibited similarities with populations from central–eastern Europe, and were distant from Russian sample from the northern Russia (Mezen district, Archangelsk region). Komi samples, especially Izhemski Komi, were significantly different from all other populations studied. These can be considered as a second pole of genetic diversity in northern Europe (in addition to the pole, occupied by Finns), as they had a distinct ancestry component.

http://eurogenes.blogspot.com/2013/03/genetic-structure-of-european-russia.html

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