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Jul
21
comment How did religions interpret rainbows before science explained it?
"planet" is a Greek word
Jul
21
comment How did religions interpret rainbows before science explained it?
"Planetnik"? What? It does not look like a native Slavic word. At lest the Slavic part seems totally wrong.
Jul
21
comment Why, in the US, is Japanese brutality ignored compared with the Nazi brutality in WW2?
Also the Japanese never signed the Geneva convention unlike Germany.
Jul
21
comment Why, in the US, is Japanese brutality ignored compared with the Nazi brutality in WW2?
I think the Japanese treated POWs better than Germans treated Soviet POWs.
Jul
20
comment Why do minor political parties in the US receive so few votes?
@two sheds actually I found the real answer to this question: this is because all states in the USA have different ballot lists, one can participate in presidential election in only one state without being on the ballot in others. This system is very specific for the USA.
Jul
20
answered What was the most northern region/city in the Roman Empire that spoke Greek as the native language?
Jul
20
comment Why do minor political parties in the US receive so few votes?
"many countries require all citizens to vote on election day" - really?
Jul
18
comment Why did the Soviet Union close its borders and restrict travel abroad?
@jwenting "it was typically valid for only a single trip" - what???
Jul
14
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
13
awarded  soviet-union
Jul
7
comment What was Finland's role in the siege of Leningrad?
"Finland was in 1939 and through the war years a small democratic country" - wrong. It was a dictatorship.
Jul
2
comment Why did the Soviet Union close its borders and restrict travel abroad?
@Michael are you sane? I was talking about residence registration
Jul
2
comment Why did the Soviet Union close its borders and restrict travel abroad?
Germany also has residence registration. I think the Russian one was borrowed from Germany.
Jun
29
comment Why was Lithuania not colonized by Soviet Union?
Okay but saying Russians would not want to settle there being a major problem is also wrong. Russians simply did not choose where to settle. They settled where the government decided to build plants, factories and place military units.
Jun
29
comment Why was Lithuania not colonized by Soviet Union?
maybe only in regards of navy but it for instace had the only nuclear plant in the region.
Jun
29
comment Why was Lithuania not colonized by Soviet Union?
Okay, but most who migrated there were associated with industly, power production and navy rather than seeking a place for plasant life.
Jun
29
comment Why was Lithuania not colonized by Soviet Union?
As it has been already mentioned in other answers, most of Russians moved to the Baltic republics after the resistence was already over, that is mostly after 1970.
Jun
29
comment Why was Lithuania not colonized by Soviet Union?
In the USSR it was quite established that Lithuania was less anti-Russian than Latvia and Estonia, so -1
Jun
29
comment How did ethnic Turkish people embrace Islam?
@SigueSigueBen and in sanskrit it meant a buddhist monk.