Besides there were reasons. In the Russian Empire, many people, like farmers, were in servitude, in the ussr, instead of dividing the country into provinces, the republic had been formed in full accordance with the Soviet democracy, which was called the "totalitarianism", it is now clear for what purpose. But entrenched was the notion of "Soviet people", "Soviet people", what stood out the same as the Russian nation, the bearer of Russian culture. Therefore, the disintegration of the ussr became a disaster for all Soviet republics and Russia, even if it is not realized till the end in the heat of the aspirations for independence, etc. In small republics and culture now appears in a small form, in fact, as ethnicity, which has only ethnographic interest, such as dancing colored Africans for tourists.
In this case, and the history of these republics, finds a truncated form, with the change of signs from plus to minus, it all comes down to the oppression of the tsarist and persecuted under the Soviet power, and the great history of the Russian state over the past three centuries, struck out with the greatest achievements of Russian art. Lose connection with the great, hence, fall into insignificance. Sadly, this common The situation in post-Soviet cultural space emerges and within Russia, since it is based on the anti-Soviet, in fact, antirussizme. All nations and peoples were drawn to the ethnic culture, with emphasis on its religious affiliation. How would this not apply, a throwback to the distant past, to the elements of medieval culture.