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  •  Oh, Pjease! (2+ / 0-)
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    gzodik, Claudius Bombarnac

    You don't have a friggin' clue.

    Riga was captured by Peter the Great from the Swedes in 1710.
    That is an entire lifetime prior to 1776.

    New Russia / Southern Ukraine was largely depopulated due to slave raids by Crimeans and a dozen wars between Russia and the Ottomans in the 1700s. Much like Indian Removal in the U.S., remaining nomadic tribes were expelled and the region settled by a mix of Russians, Ukrainians, and Germans - - but under the Russian Empire.

    You are clueless about ethnicity in Eastern Europe.

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