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Why Russian Jews Are Not Russian

By Martin W. Lewis | January 21, 2011 | 116 Comments

In twenty years of university teaching I have discovered a few features of global geography that consistently flummox students, contradicting their preconceptions about how the world works. Russian nationality is one. How could it be possible for Russian-speaking Jews, born in Russia and descended from the Russian-born, not to be considered Russian by

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