Based on this historical experience, we can assume: theoretically, there could be several Russian states. If it were not for one unfavorable circumstance for us: pressure on the Russians is incomparably stronger than on the British or Arabs, and any attempts to repel this pressure can be started only by joint efforts.
That is why the site “However. Org” tirelessly reminds: “Even the most favorable outcome of the war will never lead to the disintegration of the main force of Russia, which is based on millions of Russians themselves ... These latter, even if they are divided by international treatises, just as quickly reunite with a friend, like particles of a cut piece of mercury. It is an indestructible state of the Russian nation, strong in its climate, in its spaces and limited needs ”(words about limited needs can be attributed to the familiar to the author - the diplomat, and then the head of the government of Prussia and the united Germany Otto Eduard Leopold Karl-Wilhelm-Ferdinandovich duke von Lauenburg to Prince von Bismarck und Schönhausen - lifestyle).
Accordingly, I believe: Russians need not only cultural, but also state unity. Separate existence of several Russian states is possible only in very specific conditions.
For example, I often repeat the phrase of Alexander Lukashenko “Belarus is Russia, but with a quality mark”. That is, Lukashenko himself does not deny the Russian nature of the Belarusians, but only tries to build a state with better laws than in the Russian Federation. I believe that he largely succeeded. But it was possible, not least because Belarus is significantly less diverse than the Russian Federation, and there are fewer sectors of activity - therefore, the president can pay more attention to each of them. Those management methods that are built and workable in Belarus, if they work in the Russian Federation, they are likely to have significant disruptions.
In addition, now, whatever one may say, no one is waging open war against us. This gives us a certain respite, gives us the opportunity to try out various options for the organization of the state. But if the situation worsens, we will have to urgently unite all the forces again.
In particular, I suppose that in the present conditions, when another attempt to separate Ukraine from the rest of Russia is gradually failing, those who organized this attempt and are extremely disappointed by its failure will try to revenge us for their failure by all means at their disposal.
Therefore, I believe that even if Novorossia as a whole will be proclaimed an independent republic, it is likely to remain in this status about the same as the Crimea in the status of a separate republic. Just because Novorossia cannot defend itself from economic or political aggression without the Russian Federation.
So, we can safely leave all these games - with Novorossia, Donetsk-Krivoy Rog republics, etc. - to politicians and understand: our existence, not to mention our well-being, is possible only in the format of a single and as far as possible indivisible Russia, including both Novorossia and The Russian Federation, and Belarus, and many, many more lands.