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The Red Book of the Peoples of the Russian Empire
July 8, 2005 9:09 AM   Subscribe

The Red Book of the Peoples of the Russian Empire.
posted by plep (11 comments total)

 
Serendipity strikes! I was just looking for this online text the other day, I had found it over a year ago but then lost the bookmark by accident, it's a great resource.
posted by Vaska at 9:12 AM on July 8, 2005


Neat. I wish it had some of the larger minorities too, though, like Kalmyks and Buryats.
posted by thirteenkiller at 9:19 AM on July 8, 2005


This is great. Thanks.
posted by arse_hat at 9:22 AM on July 8, 2005


As always, plep, you are astonishing.
posted by briank at 9:38 AM on July 8, 2005


wowie- wow-wow. what an amazing thing.

I wish it had some of the larger minorities too, though, like Kalmyks and Buryats.

"In laying down their criteria of selection the authors of this book decided to include only those peoples who

1. are not yet extinct,
2. whose main area of settlement is on ex-Soviet territory,
3. whose numbers are below 30,000,
4. of whom less than 70 % speak their mother tongue,
5. who form a minority on their ancient territory,
6. whose settlement is scattered rather than compact,
7. who have no vernacular school, literature or media."
posted by 3.2.3 at 9:49 AM on July 8, 2005


Very, very cool. I'd love to see something like this about communities in the USA, both native and immigrant.
posted by OmieWise at 10:41 AM on July 8, 2005


Kinda like the Native Americans here, huh 3.2.3.

If y'ask me though the Russkies left too many damn Lithuanians. There's one family I could've done without.
posted by davy at 11:09 AM on July 8, 2005


Great find.
posted by diftb at 1:18 PM on July 8, 2005


davy: Labà dienà! Kaip gyvúoji?
posted by languagehat at 2:18 PM on July 8, 2005


BTW, I already noded one of the minority groups: The Veps.
posted by gregb1007 at 7:50 PM on July 8, 2005


This is a damn good thing.
posted by gramschmidt at 9:09 PM on July 8, 2005


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