chrysocomae · a day ago
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Yahoo article above
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Over a hundred years ago, the Russian empire conscripted its Central Asian subjects to fight in the First World War. This led to an anti-imperialist uprising known as Urkun – mainly among the Kyrgyz and Kazakhs, but also Uzbek, Tajik and Turkmen people. The uprising ended in catastrophe: up to 270,000 were killed by Tsarist troops, and tens of thousands more died trying to escape to Xinjiang in China. It is estimated that 40% of the Kyrgyz population were killed in the aftermath.
History repeats itself. On 21 September, Vladimir Putin announced the “partial mobilisation” of 300,000 Russians with previous military experience. Evidence suggests that out of the reservists currently being mobilised and those who have already fought and died, ethnic minority groups – who come from impoverished communities – are overrepresented.
There are currently three major ethnic minority groups being sucked into Russian mobilisation. The first are the Russified indigenous ethnic minorities who live in regions like Dagestan, Yakutya and Buryatia and are Russian citizens. Then there are naturalised migrants (many of whom are Central Asian), who may or may not have the appropriate military training. The third are the non-naturalised Central Asian migrants who won’t be conscripted in the latest draft but who might sign up to fight for money or the chance to fast-track their citizenship process.
“Various experts and journalists refer to 1916 and say it is repeating today; that this is the time when our big neighbour in the north is trying to use Asians to prevail in its own geopolitical war,” says Dr Erica Marat, an associate professor at the National Defense University in Washington DC who specialises in security institutions in the likes of Eurasia.
“The current mobilisation campaign of labour migrants is now framed by scholars [of Urkun] as the third attack on ethnic groups. The first [was Urkun] in 1916, then Stalin’s purges in the 1930s and now under Putin in 2022.”
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(с) @ anni_tett : “This story is about Olesya Vorotniuk, ballerina of the National Opera of Ukraine. When Russia attack Ukraine in February Olesya did not consider evacuation, instead she decided to defend the country with weapons in her hands. So had done her military husband, who was killed by russians three years ago in the east of Ukraine. Olesya joined Territorial Defense troop. She also helped evacuate people and took them to safer regions in the west of Ukraine. At the beginning of June, Olesya decided to return to the National Opera. The Russian troops retreated from the Kyiv region, so now the artist can do ballet again. She knows she can be called into service any time again, though. Olesya hones her shooting skills every day and volunteers. After all, the war with Russia is far from over”.
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viejospellejos · 2 days ago
Si yo lo he visto, vosotros también 🤣
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cheesefucker-the-second · 20 days ago
it took us a hot minute but the badges are done. reblog to receive your badge
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actual-haise · 21 days ago
Incredibly blessed to have lived through both the Destiel-Putin-Election and the Reigen-Sans-Queen-Incident
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lovely-english-rose · 20 days ago
thank you sans and reigen for creating the perfect energy for today to happen
drive with all the photos, and youtube version
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beautifulscreaminglady · 6 months ago
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retrogamingblog2 · 6 months ago
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Itch.io has announced a huge bundle of games that will benefit the people of Ukraine by funding humanitarian efforts. Millions of Ukrainians have had to flee their homes and many of them are in need of food, water, and medical care.
For a minimum donation of $10 you will receive hundreds of games valued at over $6,000
Over 700 creators have joined in support to donate their work. All proceeds from this bundle will be split between the following charities:
International Medical Corps provides medical assistance in the region. They have very low fundraising overhead (1% of income), with 89% of donations going to medical aid and 10% to administration.
Voices of Children, a Ukrainian organization that helps children cope with the horrors of war, PTSD, readjusting to school, and getting back to being kids. They have also been doing a lot of grassroots impromptu work during the war, such as helping set up shelters. Our hope is that this war will be over soon, and they can begin the work of healing these kids' hearts.
Click link in the source or visit itch.io for more information on this bundle
Please share this post and consider donating if you are able
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sassybitchdiaz · 10 months ago
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acaemia · 7 months ago
Look, I know this generation copes with humor and whatnot but it’s so sad to see how people can turn the situation in Ukraine into a meme. This is an actual country with people who have lives just like yours. It’s just strange to see people make jokes about it from hundreds of miles away, while people who live there are genuinely scared.
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mysharona1987 · 7 months ago
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Azovstal (Azov is steel) (c) Natalia Leschenko @natashale777
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fantasticfables · 6 months ago
Putin defending JK Rowling, citing '''cancel culture''' in relation to his invasion of ukraine is quite literally THE funniest thing that could have happened. I feel like I've snorted cocaine
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funnytwittertweets · a year ago
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cuttingchai · a year ago
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an accurate representation of my tumblr dashboard
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endoftheuniversalcreation · 7 months ago
I asked my mom what I should share with people online about war in Ukraine, she told me to tell everyone that PUTIN IS AN ASSHOLE in caps
guys please check out some other posts on my page about Russian war crimes in Ukraine
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