Arkanaut: It would be hilarious if China takes over Vladivostok and the Maritime Province and holds a referendum there, you know, just for shiats and giggles. Supposedly Chinese migrant workers have been pouring into Siberia over the last few decades.
GuyFawkes: FLMountainMan: GuyFawkes: This text is now purple: GuyFawkes: FlashHarry: i had no idea that kaliningrad existed. fascinating.Formerly Konigsberg, however the Russians are never giving that back to Prussia/Germany.That's what the Germans said about Danzig.Gdansk? Exactly. Just finishing up a really interesting book about the immediate aftermath of WWII and its impact on the German people - just a sad story all around but fascinating stuff./WWII and general history buff//good for subway reading tooWhat's really crazy is all the German villages in places like northern Khazakstan - descendants of POWs who were shipped out to labor camps instead of being released. And Greeks in Tajikstan.That's for sure. Or Estonian/Latvian/Lithuanian, etc. enclaves in Siberia who were "resettled" in the years immediately before (during) and after WWII. In case anyone wanted to know, I checked my kindle and the book I referenced earlier is "After the Reich: The Brutal History of the Allied Occupation" by Giles MacDonogh.
HairyNevus: The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: Аляска, formerly Alaska.Yeah, I wonder what the world would be like if Russia never sold that to the U.S. What would a Russian Sarah Palin be like?
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