The Lemkos: guilty of being different


The Tsarist and then the Soviet empire gave rise to small pockets of oppressed and persecuted minorities: Crimean Tatars, Kurds, Ingush and Chechens from the Caucasus, Volga Germans and Black Sea Greeks, not to mention Kalmyk Buddhists, Jews exiled to Siberia and Mingrels, Karaites and Basmac’.

The Tsarist and then the Soviet empire gave rise to small pockets of oppressed and persecuted minorities: Crimean Tatars, Kurds, Ingush and Chechens from the Caucasus, Volga Germans and Black Sea Greeks, not to mention Kalmyk Buddhists, Jews exiled to Siberia and Mingrels, Karaites and Basmac’.

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