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PointBlank
Dec 27th, 2004, 07:30 PM
http://www.rowztennis.com/zinterview_06.html


I figured Anna spoke Belarussian not Russian..but Russian is common in some parts of Israel..atleast where I live :p

Meteor Shower
Dec 30th, 2004, 12:51 PM
Nice interview :)
When had it been written? (I hate grammar)

.. but Russian is common in some parts of Israel..atleast where I live :p

Not only where you live.

PointBlank
Dec 31st, 2004, 08:06 PM
Not only where you live.
I know but its fluently more spoken here than most places.

JPhurst
Jan 3rd, 2005, 06:10 PM
Not a surprise at all that Anna speaks Russian and not Belarussian. When Anna was growing up, "Belarus" was barely a country and was really a satellite territory of the U.S.S.R., it had a far less distinct identity than some of the other Soviet Republics. And in a city like Minsk, you would have, and still will have, several Russian speakers.

More importantly, Minsk was part of the "Pale of Settlement" where Jews were permitted to live under Russian rule. This was not considered Belarus by Jews, but "White Russia." If Anna's family is from that area, it is not because they were native Belarussians who happened to be Jewish, it is because they were Russian Jews who were permitted only to live in certain parts of the Russian empire.

PointBlank
Jan 5th, 2005, 08:35 PM
I wonder where her actually roots are from..she looks Estonian/Belarussian though

PointBlank
Jan 5th, 2005, 08:35 PM
Im Jewish and lived in USSR in 90 when I was born and my family never called it "White Russia" :shrug:

JPhurst
Jan 6th, 2005, 07:27 PM
Im Jewish and lived in USSR in 90 when I was born and my family never called it "White Russia" :shrug:

Because you were about a century too late.