Центральный ареал

The Central area is predominantly populated by Eastern Slavs. The distinctive feature of the area traditional economy is combination of agriculture, husbandry with hunting, fishing and foraging.

Geographical conditions, socio-political and economical factors caused formation of specific ethnographic groups within every ethnos such as Cossacks, Pomors, Smallholders, etc. among Russians, Rusyns, Verjovintsi, etc among Ukrainians and Polekhi among Byelorussians.