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“Putin on US Election Meddling: “Maybe they are not even Russians but Ukrainians, Tatars or Jews …””

Oh my gosh.  He stuck his foot in his mouth and then started gnawing on his leg. 

Hopefully, more of the press picks up on this.

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A remarkable public statement in an interview done for Western television. We know from ethnography literature, history, and more recently DNA testing that around 29 percent of “ethnic Russians” are actually assimilated Russians of full or partial ethnic Ukrainian descent [Window on Eurasia — New Series: Russians Genetically a Lot Less Russian Than They Like to Think], and that a good fraction of “ethnic Russians” are assimilated Russians of full or partial ethnic Tartar descent, and that Russia has a self-identified Jewish minority of up to a million – notably these three minority groups are disproportionately represented in Russia’s cultural, intellectual and political elites.

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