It has long been the custom to give a nickname nationalities to distinguish people: how he, with whom he communicates, and even who his neighbor.
There is a general name of national nicknames called exons.
In Russian, there are 7 nicknames, let's find out what.
This playful nickname received from Russian brothers - "Ukrainians". Scientists are still arguing why. Some say "katsap" - meaning "as DAC" (goat). Shaved Ukrainian bearded Russian resembled a goat. Others see here Turkic roots, and the word "Kasap" is translated as "the butcher, the thief." There are also various derivatives of the word katsap: Russia called "Katsap", "Katsapetovkoy", "Katsapuriey", "Katsaplyandiey" or "Katsapstanom." In literature and folklore, very often you can find the word "katsap." Here's an example - "God target DAC (goat), and the devil Katsap" (Ukrainian proverb).
Russian, most of all - a native of Moscow, which, even if not the capital, had a huge impact on the Russian land and public affairs of neighboring countries. Negative connotation nickname received immediately. During campaigns, Russian troops did not live in the barracks and camps, and in the huts of indigenous people who feed them. Fed or hungry soldiers will (Moskal) depended on his ability to "negotiate" with the owners of the house on the grub. In addition, the Russian soldiers were indifferent to local girls. However, the relationship lasted only until the Muscovites were the guests of the village. And when the call of duty soldier called in other lands, with local girl forgets. Then there was the verb "Moskal" - cheat, cheat.
Since the days of the Second World War in Germany and the United States called the Russian "Ivan". In response, Russian Germans called "Fritz", and, in addition, Caucasians - "Hachiko", "hachami." "Cross" in Armenian means "cross", and this is one of the most popular names in Armenia. By the way, Muslims - Azerbaijanis and Turks - were the first to call Armenians "Hachiko».
Nickname Russian, Soviet Koreans. This word - spoken Korean-style Chinese word "Maoz" (or "moutszy"), which means "bearded", so called Russian Chinese.
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