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Slavs, Eastern

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Topical headingSlavs, Eastern
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Variant(s)East Slavs
Eastern Slavs
Found inBritannica online, June 21, 2017: Slav (Customarily, Slavs are subdivided into East Slavs (chiefly Russians, Ukrainians, and Belarusians), West Slavs (chiefly Poles, Czechs, Slovaks, and Wends, or Sorbs), and South Slavs (chiefly Serbs, Croats, Bosnians, Slovenes, Macedonians, and Montenegrins). Bulgarians, though of mixed origin like the Hungarians, speak a Slavic language and are often designated as South Slavs.)
Wikipedia, June 21, 2017: East Slavs (The East Slavs are Slavic peoples speaking the East Slavic languages. Formerly the main population of the medieval state of Kievan Rus, by the seventeenth century they evolved into the Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian people)