Thus, people preserving ancient beliefs and customs, tales and songs, did not remain aloof from life in the landed estates, as is natural, like nature, background, that is the basis for the development of new Russian music and literature. All this is very familiar and the novel by Pushkin's "Eugene Onegin", and the biographies and music by , the life and works of Leo Tolstoy, first of all the novels "War and Peace" and "Anna Karenina" is not conscious only as the greatest Renaissance phenomenon. Development of new Russian literature from the University to was marked not only by creating a unique literary language, but also with the approval of the Russian language as a national of the Russian Empire. It touched, of course, primarily the privileged strata of the population. After all, know all the peoples of the Russian Empire, was educated in the capital or labored in the service of the throne, as Prince Yusupov.
Russian culture Russian and other peoples and nations, remained primarily in the countryside but in cities with different ethnic groups to develop uniform conglomerate of Russian national culture, albeit in a neighborhood with other cultures and languages. Thus, the development of a new culture in Russia is directly connected with the formation of the Russian nation, in which we see the representatives of almost all nations and nationalities of the Russian Empire. One nation emerges as public and cultural phenomenon. Russian nation is ethnically diverse, just like any other, Italian, Spanish, French, English or American, but unlike the latter, it has yet to realize a uniform.