The proportion of interethnic marriages in Russia varies widely depending on ethnicity. How common mixed-ethnicity families are depends largely on couples' ability to overcome cultural, religious and social differences between their ethnic groups and also on settlement and migration patterns. In his ground-breaking research, Eugeny Soroko , Senior Research Fellow at the HSE Institute of Demography, measured the relative ‘distances’ between ethnic Russians and ten other ethnic groups using a tool he invented – the mixed family matrix.
On December 11th, 2012, the youth forum ‘Caucasus 2020’ took place at the HSE. The event was organized jointly by the HSE Chamber of Nationalities club and the Association of World Economy, a student organization. Viktoria Nosik, second-year student of the HSE Faculty of Media Communications, covered the event for the HSE News Service.