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11-02-2010, 10:56 AM
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seadawg
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Originally Posted by TatarBashqort View Post
lol man, his name isn't Russian he is isn't Russian, he is Tatar from Tatarstan

check this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volga_Tatars

and this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatarstan

also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkic_peoples
Thank you for the cultural lesson. I will admit to being very naive about such things. I had not even heard of the Tatars before.

I assume, from what I read in the links above, that his nationality will still be considered Russian and that he will play International hockey for Russia, correct?

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