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    simple question (probably): why is the masculine form used..

    When you ask a woman if she is Russian, you use the masculine form of the word Russian, correct? Why is this?
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    Re: simple question (probably): why is the masculine form us

    No.

    «Ты русская?» — Are you Russian?

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    Re: simple question (probably): why is the masculine form us

    The feminine form should be used.
    "Россия для русских" - это неправильно. Остальные-то чем лучше?

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