I have a question about russia too and i don't know if this is the correct place to ask but i am having a hard time understanding google- how come russia is comsidered european when so much is in asia? Isn't it in eurasia like turkey, armenia, georgia etc?
I mean it’s not really that relevant to the blog, but I know and am happy to answer!
Firstly, while Asia and Europe are considered two different continents, they are actually one, only separated due to the vastly different cultures, political reasons, and so Europeans could separate themselves from the “dirty savages” to the east. “Eurasia” is the word for the continent or single tectonic plate they are both on. So any country in Europe, Asia or both would be considered to be in Eurasia.
On to whether Russia is in Europe or Asia. It is considered to be in both because it is.
However, due to societal reasons, such as Russians being considered white, political and historical reasons, such as their ties with Europe, people often associate them with Europe
Turkey and Georgia are slightly different stories
Turkey, like Russia, is in both Europe and Asia.
Unlike Russia, Turkey is generally thought of as being part of the Middle East because they are considered brown/not white, and they have more ties and history in the Middle East.
Georgia is a more complicated situation
Like Turkey and Russia, Georgia is in both Europe and Asia
However, there is a dispute over whether Georgia should be considered more part of The Middle East or Europe. There is also a dispute over whether Georgians are white or not. I’m not Georgian so that’s all I feel comfortable saying about the topic.
Then there’s Armenia which is a whole different story.
Armenia is actually not at all in Europe and is entirely in Asia.
However, many people (very annoyingly) think and insist Armenia is in Eastern Europe and that Armenians are white. As an Armenian, I can say these people are clearly very wrong. People think this for a whole slew of terrible, even kinda racist reasons. I won’t get into all of that now because this post is already pretty long as it is, but if anyone is curious, I’d love to make a separate post and explain in excruciating detail (please ask I need a reason to go on a rant about this)
tldr; Russia is in both Europe and Asia but is associated more with Europe due to political, social, and historical reasons