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Even if his birthplace was in modern Ukraine was he Ukrainian or Russian? The article uses the spelling of his birthplace used for Russian cities, while the Ukrainian towns (there are several of them) are spelt Kalynivka.

In any case, Wikipedia puts his birthplace in the one in Kursk Oblast, on the Russian side of the border.

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Feb 26th, 2014 at 05:24:35 AM EST
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