The article is bullshit and I've noticed Americans tend to impose their own dualistic constructions of race (which are in fact very culturally specific as they were invented in support of slavery) to other cultures around the world. "White" isn't even a thing in many cultures yet you'll still hear all these weird…

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That won't change anything. Most of the population in east Ukraine ARE Russian due to decades of ethnic Sovietization. A vote won't result in anything beyond two split populations with entirely different aims, kind of like what we have already. And any attempts to impose majority rule (from either pro-Russian or…