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Well, Russia is multiracial country, and racial diversity is an every-day norm.
For example, if you look at my photo, you won’t probably guess that I have any Asian descent.
But I do - my great-grandmother belonged to an indigenous tribe called that lives in Western Siberia.
Some groups in South America, however, consider the use of the word mestizo offensive because it was used during the times of the colony to refer specifically to the mixing between the conquistadores and the indigenous people.
Today, the mixes among races and ethnicities are diverse, so it is considered preferable to use the term "mixed-race" or simply "mixed" (mezcla).
In Spanish, Portuguese, and French, the words used to describe the mixing of races are mestizaje, mestiçagem and métissage.
These words, much older than the term miscegenation, are derived from the Late Latin mixticius for "mixed", which is also the root of the Spanish word mestizo.
In Canada, however, the Métis, who also have partly Amerindian and partly white, often French-Canadian, ancestry, have identified as an ethnic group and are a constitutionally recognized aboriginal people.In Portuguese-speaking Latin America (i.e., Brazil), a milder form of caste system existed, although it also provided for legal and social discrimination among individuals belonging to different races, since slavery for blacks existed until the late 19th century.Intermarriage occurred significantly from the very first settlements, with their descendants achieving high rank in government and society.The concept of miscegenation is tied to concepts of racial difference.As the different connotations and etymologies of miscegenation and mestizaje suggest, definitions of race, "race mixing" and multiraciality have diverged globally as well as historically, depending on changing social circumstances and cultural perceptions.My son has a facial feature called epicantus, that only people of Asian race have, even though he looks completely Caucasian otherwise. In general, race is less important than religion in Russia.People who do not especially strict in terms of faith intermarry.The term miscegenation has been used since the 19th century to refer to interracial marriage and interracial sexual relations, In the present day, the word miscegenation is avoided by many scholars, because the term suggests a concrete biological phenomenon, rather than a categorization imposed on certain relationships.The term's historical use in contexts that typically implied disapproval is also a reason why more unambiguously neutral terms such as interracial, interethnic or cross-cultural are more common in contemporary usage.Still, there are couples where one spouse is Muslim, and another is Orthodox Christian. Sergei Shoigu is Russia’s minister of defence, one of the most influential persons of the country.His father is Tyvan, and mother is Russian, comes from a remote Siberian region annexed from China in XX century.