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What is it to be “Caucasian,” and…

…what and where is The Caucasus? When I was young I learned that the word “Caucasian” somehow applied to me and my family as types of humans who were “white,” or at least not “Negro” or “Oriental,” but that was … Continue reading

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After the USSR

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics dissolved December 1991. There were 15 “republics” in the union. What, now, are the names of these countries? How are they doing? I asked myself these questions as I prepared to write an article on … Continue reading

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