Advice 1: How do you know your nationality

National pride, national identity, national culture and national language. All this nice words, but sadly someone who does not know his nationality. The following tips, you may find some help and know that you closer: lezginka or Hava Nagila.
How do you know your nationality
Talk to the father. As you know most of the peoples nationality is passed down from father to son. And if you're a half-blood, for example, father Russian and her mother is a Tatar, you can safely consider themselves Russian. Ask the father about his origins, if you have the opportunity. What was his nationality, like you have, with rare exceptions
Talk to the mother. This is just about the exception. If you mother is Jewish, you a Jew, despite the nationality of the father, whatever it was. So if things are so, you can apply for Israeli citizenship, though keep in mind that the army will have to serve if you are of military age. Even the girls.
Analyze your name. If you can not communicate with their parents, or they do not know your nationality, try to conduct analytical work. Drop the ending – s –s –in. They only symbolize that the name was given in Russian or Russified. Now analyze the rest of the word. If it refers to a Russian word or Russian name, e.g., Smith, Sydor, or Fedot, then you can consider yourself a Russian, or at least a Slav.If your surname ends with –enko, PAAs, it is likely that you are Ukrainian. Or your name is indeclinable Russian/Slavic word, too, then I can safely classify themselves to the descendants of Gogol.
If the end –ICH – then you probably Belarusian, provided that the rest of the names are quite Slavic. If –sky – pole, -ek, -OK – Czech.If the basis of your name is a Turkic word, it is likely that you are a Tatar or Bashkir.
If the basis of your name of the Finno-Ugric word that can relate themselves to the Mordovians, the Mari or Udmurt. For example, the LastName Nikulin.
Look in the mirror. Can and pictures of ancestors to see. If you blue-eyed blonde, then you might be Scandinavian (but doubtful) or a representative of Finno-Ugric peoples of Russia, most likely Mordvin (which is likely).
Brown hair and grey, green, blue or even brown eyes, most likely, I would say that you are a Slav.
Dark hair, aquiline nose, big eyes and thick eyebrows will say that your attitude to the peoples of the Caucasus. If the nose is wide, then you're Armenian.Curly dark hair, his nose aquiline, pointed and backward-pointing ears indicate that you are in relationship to the Jews.In any case, whomever you may be, all Nations are beautiful and equal.

Advice 2 : How to change nationality

According to article 26 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, a man with a Russian passport has the right to determine their nationality. That is, according to law no one can prevent you when you want to change nationality.
How to change nationality
Apply for making changes in the column "nationality" in Registrar office (the bodies of civil status acts at the place of residence. The statement can be written in free form to the name of the office of the Registrar. The application should consist of: the petition for the change of nationality, the date of signature of the applicant. To submit such statements allowed not only the place of residence and place of birth.
Collect all required documents: birth certificate, marriage certificate (and, if applicable, divorce). In that case, if the change of nationality takes place on the basis of different nationality of the father or mother is also required birth certificate of the father or mother.
Please be patient, as the statement about change of nationality can be considered within one month. For some reason, which defines the office of the Registrar, the processing time can be prolonged, but in any case may not exceed two months.
Be prepared for the fact that, despite an article in the law on the right of self-determination in the matter of nationality, your application will not be accepted. The fact that this procedure is performed rarely, and the law is relatively new. And in reality, the employees of the registry office can refuse your request on the basis of internal laws of the Registrar's office. In each region of the country causes of failure can have different causes. In this case, you will find the next step.
In case of failure again with all the documents, please contact the district court of the city, and serve on the trial. The basis of the statement becomes article 26 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, according to which every citizen of the Russian Federation has the right to determine and indicate his nationality alone. According to this article, no one should be forced to determine their nationality. And thus prevent the change of nationality.
Useful advice
The Russian passport there is no column "nationality" (but it was the passport of the USSR), and the nationality is not specified in any other document, except in the birth certificate. Essentially, this means that belonging to one or another nationality in Russia may not affect anything.
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