Nationalism usually refers to ethno-nationalism (race, culture, history of a certain broader racial-ethnical group) . In short, you are my nation only if we share sufficient genetic ancestry, geographical origin of our forefathers and culture/mentality.
Patriotism is a civnat, kosher alternative that mimics the aforementioned but is based on a Talmudic/legalese (((enlightenment)))
civic society concept rather than blood and soil. In short, you are my nation if you were born on the same side of an entirely arbitrary and pointless border as me (or a naturalized fellow rootless cosmopolitan), regardless of your racial composition, culture/mentality, geographical roots etc. as long as you follow the laws imposed by whatever ruling entity is in place.
The only things separating one "patriotic" country from another are having different mafia in power (or at least different branches of the global Jewish mafia), wearing different flag colors and maybe speaking a different language. This was only one step in gradual dissolution of nation-states, which can only have globohomo as it's logical consequence. The so called "patriots" (in any country based on this concept) are just people who are too weak, stupid and mundane to desire an actual nation-state, but feel threatened by globohomo as it's much more competitive than the transitional civnat states that they were used to. They want all the globopoz, but they also want to give themselves some kind of leverage, such as being born on the "right" side of the border.
I'm glad there are Russians who understand that. Putin is a kike, and the whole Ukraine conflict was a convenient way for both sides to try to get rid of nationalistic people. But anyone going into a war openly sponsored by Jewish oligarchs (especially in the case of Ukraine and it's western (((sponsors)))
), is not very smart.
Russians in general are far more nationalistic than their government though, at least from my experience.