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Old 02-26-2017, 03:13 PM
 
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America too since it is so close to Alaska
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Old 02-27-2017, 04:14 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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You are looking at ethnic Russians here, which are by definition the "Eastern Europeans"))))
It makes you wonder - If Siberia is 95% ethnic Slavs, then does that make it de facto Europe even though it is technically part of Asia?

Nobody is going to look at these people and say they're Asian.
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Old 02-27-2017, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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It makes you wonder - If Siberia is 95% ethnic Slavs, then does that make it de facto Europe even though it is technically part of Asia?

Nobody is going to look at these people and say they're Asian.
Well Asia is very diverse place, are Lebanese and Armenians Asian? They are in Asia but they look more like europeans than people from eastern Asia. I think it's kind of stupid how "Asian" is only used to describe people from eastern asia, you don't even hear Indians being described as Asian. Honestly I don't even know why it's offensive to call east asians oriental, it seems to be a perfect description (someone from the orient/east) just as using westerner to describe someone fromt the western world, or middle eastern to describe someone from the middle east. But I guess calling people from eastern Asia "Asian" is not offensive even though a huge chunk of the continent is ignored. But oh well, I guess it's like saying american, technically it should describe all people on the American continents, but is primarily used to describe people from the united states.
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Old 02-27-2017, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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It makes you wonder - If Siberia is 95% ethnic Slavs, then does that make it de facto Europe even though it is technically part of Asia?

Nobody is going to look at these people and say they're Asian.
if Maine is 95% white does that make it European?

or what about Saint Pierre and Miquelon? It's a group of islands of the coast of Newfoundland and is still owned by France and thus part of the EU, is it European? The inhabitants surely are.
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Old 03-01-2017, 06:01 AM
 
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if Maine is 95% white does that make it European?

or what about Saint Pierre and Miquelon? It's a group of islands of the coast of Newfoundland and is still owned by France and thus part of the EU, is it European? The inhabitants surely are.
But in the case of Siberia is different, in few words, how they are connected by land with Russia and empty or with very few native Siberians this European country just extended Russia to there.
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Old 03-02-2017, 08:36 PM
 
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It makes you wonder - If Siberia is 95% ethnic Slavs, then does that make it de facto Europe even though it is technically part of Asia?

Nobody is going to look at these people and say they're Asian.
I think that it's more like 70% ethnic Slavs and yes, I believe it makes Siberia de facto Europe, since Russians are basically in charge; their culture is dominant, the cities look no different than in "Russia proper" and so on.
I post on this thread Youtube videos of top and bottom 10 Russian cities; some of them are in Siberia ( I think Barnaul mentioned in you video is one of the bottom 10, so if I'll find the videos, I'll post them too)))
It will give a better idea of how European those cities in Siberia look like)))
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