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strictnein · 2016-10-11 · Original thread
If you want a deep (and I mean deeeeeeep) dive into where some of this comes from - "Eurasianism":

Black Wind, White Snow: The Rise of Russia's New Nationalism

> "According to the Soviet mythology, 28 soldiers from the Red Army's 316th Rifle Division, mainly recruits from the Kazakh and Kyrgyz Soviet republics"

Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan are both part of the Eurasian Steppe which play a big role in this invented history of Eurasianism

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