2:05 pm - Mon, Oct 20, 2014
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Afghan children pose for a photograph at a temporary shelter in Mazar-e Sharif. (epa/Sayed Mustafa)

Afghan children pose for a photograph at a temporary shelter in Mazar-e Sharif. (epa/Sayed Mustafa)

2:04 pm
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An internally displaced Afghan child sleeps in a hanging cot inside a shelter at a refugee camp in Kabul. Funding shortfalls have forced the World Food Program to cut rations for up to 1 million people in Afghanistan. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)

An internally displaced Afghan child sleeps in a hanging cot inside a shelter at a refugee camp in Kabul. Funding shortfalls have forced the World Food Program to cut rations for up to 1 million people in Afghanistan. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)

(Source: rferl.org)

2:02 pm
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Armenian women dance in central Yerevan during celebrations to mark City Day. (AFP/Karen Minasian)

Armenian women dance in central Yerevan during celebrations to mark City Day. (AFP/Karen Minasian)

(Source: rferl.org)

10:23 am - Sun, Oct 19, 2014
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raqsbikun:

chingizhobbes:

raqsbikun:

chingizhobbes:

raqsbikun:

mapsontheweb:

Geographic distribution of Turkic peoples

*wants to argue why Samarqand shouldnot be green*

Samarqand should be green in this map and then if there’s a map of the distribution of Iranian people, it should be whatever color they use for Tajiks. 

If it’s already green then how could it be the other color? -_- You know there isn’t an equal distribution of both ethnic groups in the city. 

No, but there are plenty of uzbeks in southern Uzbekistan and it would be incorrect not to include them on a map of the distribution of turkic peoples, right?

I was talking about Samarqand. Samarqand only. Not the entire Southern area. Not Surxondaryo or Qashqadaryo, although there are some Tajiks in that area too. This map makes it seem like Samarqand is dominated by Turkic peoples, when it’s not.

There is a significant Uzbek population in the city of samarqand though and I’m not sure how you could create a map of the distribution of turkic peoples workout including those uzbeks. Samarqand is definitely majority Tajik but this isn’t a map of ethnic prevalence it’s a map of distribution.

raqsbikun:

chingizhobbes:

raqsbikun:

chingizhobbes:

raqsbikun:

mapsontheweb:

Geographic distribution of Turkic peoples

*wants to argue why Samarqand should
not be green*

Samarqand should be green in this map and then if there’s a map of the distribution of Iranian people, it should be whatever color they use for Tajiks.

If it’s already green then how could it be the other color? -_- You know there isn’t an equal distribution of both ethnic groups in the city.

No, but there are plenty of uzbeks in southern Uzbekistan and it would be incorrect not to include them on a map of the distribution of turkic peoples, right?

I was talking about Samarqand. Samarqand only. Not the entire Southern area. Not Surxondaryo or Qashqadaryo, although there are some Tajiks in that area too. This map makes it seem like Samarqand is dominated by Turkic peoples, when it’s not.

There is a significant Uzbek population in the city of samarqand though and I’m not sure how you could create a map of the distribution of turkic peoples workout including those uzbeks. Samarqand is definitely majority Tajik but this isn’t a map of ethnic prevalence it’s a map of distribution.

(Source: commons.wikimedia.org)

9:07 am
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raqsbikun:

chingizhobbes:

raqsbikun:

mapsontheweb:

Geographic distribution of Turkic peoples

*wants to argue why Samarqand shouldnot be green*

Samarqand should be green in this map and then if there’s a map of the distribution of Iranian people, it should be whatever color they use for Tajiks. 

If it’s already green then how could it be the other color? -_- You know there isn’t an equal distribution of both ethnic groups in the city. 

No, but there are plenty of uzbeks in southern Uzbekistan and it would be incorrect not to include them on a map of the distribution of turkic peoples, right?

raqsbikun:

chingizhobbes:

raqsbikun:

mapsontheweb:

Geographic distribution of Turkic peoples

*wants to argue why Samarqand should
not be green*

Samarqand should be green in this map and then if there’s a map of the distribution of Iranian people, it should be whatever color they use for Tajiks.

If it’s already green then how could it be the other color? -_- You know there isn’t an equal distribution of both ethnic groups in the city.

No, but there are plenty of uzbeks in southern Uzbekistan and it would be incorrect not to include them on a map of the distribution of turkic peoples, right?

(Source: commons.wikimedia.org)

12:52 am
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Komi women and girls in Perm Krai, Central Russia. The Komi people are a Finno-Ugric people that have been living in this part of Russia for thousands of years.

Komi women and girls in Perm Krai, Central Russia. The Komi people are a Finno-Ugric people that have been living in this part of Russia for thousands of years.

(Source: wikimedia)

12:49 am
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The Budinians are a large and populous tribe, with piercing grey eyes, and bright red hair. There is a town in their country called Gelonus which is made out of wood. Each side of its high outer wall is thirty stades long, made entirely of wood, and wood has been used for all its houses and shrines too. They have sanctuaries there which are dedicated to the Greek gods and equipped in the Greek manner with statues, altars and buildings of wood; and every third year they celebrate a festival of Dionysus and become possessed by the god. The Budini, however, differ from the Gelonians in both language and lifestyle. The Budinians, who are nomadic, are the indigenous inhabitants of the country, and they are the only race there to eat lice, whereas the Geolonians are farmers, grain-eaters and gardeners; moreover, the two sets of people are altogether dissimilar in appearance and colouring…. The land is entirely covered with forests of every conceivable species of tree. In the largest forest there is a large, wide lake, surrounded by a reedy marsh. They capture otters are beavers in this lake, and also a square-faced creature whose skin they sew as a trimming on to their jackets, and whose testicles are good for healing diseases of the womb.
Herodotus on the Budini tribe of Central Russia, a Finno-Ugric tribe today represented by the Udmurt and Komi people and who apparently used animal testicles to heal wombs.
12:46 am
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Udmurt women in traditional dress. The Udmurts are a Uralic people who live in Central Russia and have been living there so long that their ancestors were once described by Herodotus.

Udmurt women in traditional dress. The Udmurts are a Uralic people who live in Central Russia and have been living there so long that their ancestors were once described by Herodotus.

11:28 pm - Sat, Oct 18, 2014
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mapsontheweb:

Eyes and hair color in Europe

shout out to the udmurt people, who are represented in that series of concentric orange circles in russia. the udmurts are “the most red-headed people in the world.”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Udmurt_people

mapsontheweb:

Eyes and hair color in Europe

shout out to the udmurt people, who are represented in that series of concentric orange circles in russia. the udmurts are “the most red-headed people in the world.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Udmurt_people

(via genghis-khanye)

11:19 pm
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art-code-russia:

Kupchino, southside ghetto in St. Petersburg, Russia

Oldest district in the city

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