In the general population there is no intolerance between Ukrainians and Russians. Brothers! Do not be this cruel section! - A darkening of the Communist years. We have to suffer with the Soviet period, together fell into this pit - together and get out. " However, linguistic and ethnic identity or similarity - are not the only criteria that can be considered to Russia, Ukraine and Belarus as a single cultural space. Based on these two criteria, one can speak of "space of the Russian language" or "Slavic area", but not on "cultural space" (which is much more multi-dimensional). More significant criterion than language or ethnicity - that worldview. Moreover, under the ideology is understood not only as a set of views on life and on himself (self). Worldview - it is also "practice" that is "life": how people communicate with each other, how they think, what their principles and an understanding of "good" and "evil." In this context, worldview includes lifestyle, tastes of the people up to how they dress, how to move like smiling (and smiling a).
That is, in other words. Even with political analysis may be useful to consider the regions not only economic, linguistic and philosophical and historical criteria, but also for cultural, religious and domestic. " For example, if you take the modern Russian-Ukrainian relations. Ukraine seeks to distance itself from Russia and its past as part of Russia. To some extent Ukraine has the right to do as there is the Ukrainian language (the extent of its use - a separate issue) as well as Ukraine have the historical background to office (receiving geographic autonomy and ideological support to multinational in the USSR).