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Konstantin Khabensky (Russian-speaking actor of Jewish origin) as Alexander Kolchak in the film Dzhangildin (part two - Burning Steppe).
Dzhangildin's dilogy (The Thorny Path and the Burning Steppe) tells the story of the Kazakh revolutionary Alibi Dzhangildin, one of the leaders of the national liberation movement and one of the founders of Soviet power in Central Asia. Nevertheless, the picture is not strictly historical, and largely relies on the spectacle traditional for spaghetti westerns. Co-production of Lenfilm and Kazakhfilm, with the participation of Bona Film Group. One of the brightest representatives of the “Kazakh Boom” in Soviet cinema. Kazakh actors Dauren Sergazin, Taukel Muslim, Nurlan Alimzhanov, Serik Sharip, as well as such Soviet cinema stars as Konstantin Khabensky, Sergei Bezrukov (as Kerensky), as well as Chinese stars Lu Han and Angela Yeung Wing took part in the filming.
Kolchak's character appears in the second half of the second part, dedicated to the Turgai Uprising and the early revolutionary years. He is shown as a power-hungry intriguer who actually leads the right wing of the Kazakh movement (Alash Party).
 

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Map of the Middle East in late 1914, after the “Great Relocation” which coincided with the outbreak of the Great War.

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Avatar Korra, master of all four elements though she just recently unlocked airbending and has become the hastily assigned emissary to the Ottoman Empire (top). Gabriel (Kapriel) Efendi Noradunkyan, former Ottoman minister of trade and newly appointed Ambassador to the United Republic of Nations (bottom).​
 
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Map of the Middle East in late 1914, after the “Great Relocation” which coincided with the outbreak of the Great War.

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Avatar Korra, master of all four elements though she just recently unlocked airbending and has become the hastily assigned emissary to the Ottoman Empire (top). Gabriel (Kapriel) Efendi Noradunkyan, former Ottoman minister of trade and newly appointed Ambassador to the United Republic of Nations (bottom).​
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(If you want to use a real 'photo' of Korra.)
 
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Geography Now! SOVIET UNION

"Hey Geograpeeps! Today’s episode is going to be a bit different because we're covering the big one—yes, the Soviet Union!

This is going to be a... uh... very interesting episode. I'll try to make it the least polarizing as possible to all the freedom-loving Americans and Western Europeans out there, and maintain the most objective point of view possible while covering the absolutely complex, multifaceted, colossal communist superpower that is the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

It wasn't easy, but I have contacted as many Soviet Geograpeeps as I could from all different republics and walks of life, and I wanted a real Soviet to co-host with me, so please say hello to... Mr. Mike.

Without further ado... let's begin."

It's time to learn Geography
NOW!

I actually had someone make this for me. I would like to thanks khostdesigns for making this possible!
 
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Geography Now! SOVIET UNION

"Hey Geograpeeps! Today’s episode is going to be a bit different because we're covering the big one—yes, the Soviet Union!

This is going to be a... uh... very interesting episode. I'll try to make it the least polarizing as possible to all the freedom-loving Americans and Western Europeans out there, and maintain the most objective point of view possible while covering the absolutely complex, multifaceted, colossal communist superpower that is the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

It wasn't easy, but I have contacted as many Soviet Geograpeeps as I could from all different republics and walks of life, and I wanted a real Soviet to co-host with me, so please say hello to... Mr. Mike.

Without further ado... let's begin."

It's time to learn Geography
NOW!

I actually had someone make this for me. I would like to thanks khostdesigns for making this possible!

In this TL, has the Soviet Union democratized, or has it only slightly liberalized, like OTL China and Vietnam?
 
In this TL, has the Soviet Union democratized, or has it only slightly liberalized, like OTL China and Vietnam?
Haven't thought too much about it, but I'm guessing it will have liberalized to an extent (allowing some private industry with politburo oversight, more trade and communication with the west, relaxed standards for foreign tourism, and slightly more free speech) while still remaining authoritarian at its core as would be needed for a communist regime to survive. Mainly because that's how I imagine a modern USSR would be like.
 
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(If you want to use a real 'photo' of Korra.)
Hell yeah.

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Geography Now! SOVIET UNION

"Hey Geograpeeps! Today’s episode is going to be a bit different because we're covering the big one—yes, the Soviet Union!

This is going to be a... uh... very interesting episode. I'll try to make it the least polarizing as possible to all the freedom-loving Americans and Western Europeans out there, and maintain the most objective point of view possible while covering the absolutely complex, multifaceted, colossal communist superpower that is the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

It wasn't easy, but I have contacted as many Soviet Geograpeeps as I could from all different republics and walks of life, and I wanted a real Soviet to co-host with me, so please say hello to... Mr. Mike.

Without further ado... let's begin."

It's time to learn Geography
NOW!

I actually had someone make this for me. I would like to thanks khostdesigns for making this possible!
In this TL, has the Soviet Union democratized, or has it only slightly liberalized, like OTL China and Vietnam?
Haven't thought too much about it, but I'm guessing it will have liberalized to an extent (allowing some private industry with politburo oversight, more trade and communication with the west, relaxed standards for foreign tourism, and slightly more free speech) while still remaining authoritarian at its core as would be needed for a communist regime to survive. Mainly because that's how I imagine a modern USSR would be like.
Very nice! I love Geography Now!
 
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Armenian refugees waiting at the URN-Ottoman border near Mersin in 1915 (left). Greek refugees at a temporary resettlement camp in Jiangyuan, United Republic of Nations in 1915 after URN border guards relented and let them cross the Mersin border (right).

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Avatar Korra arguing with URN President Raiko about the need get involved in the war against the Ottoman Empire and specifically stop the on-going genocide against Christian Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks among other minorities. The avatar would eventually storm off after intervention in the argument by police chief Lin Beifong stating, “If you won’t do anything to stop these atrocities then I’ll do it on my own!”​

The Raiko Administration is against intervention while much of the URN public is divided on the topic. Republic City is only allowing a trickle of refugees into the country though an incident at the URN-Ottoman border in Autumn would soon change the government’s mind and shift the public’s opinion towards full intervention.
 
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The Raiko Administration and indeed much of the URN public is against intervention only allowing a trickle of refugees into the country though an incident at the URN-Ottoman would soon change the public’s minds.

How would the Benders' world react to the late Ottoman genocides? Would they view these mass murders as similar to the past crimes against humanity of the Fire Nation? Or would the sheer brutality of Ottomans defy any description for them as it did for the Allies OTL? And would they be perplexed by the motivation of the Ottomans, namely, the people who were slaughtered for the languages they spoke?
 
Avatar Korra arguing with URN President Raiko about the need get involved in the war against the Ottoman Empire and specifically stop the on-going genocide against Christian Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks among other minorities. The avatar would eventually storm off after intervention in the argument by police chief Lin Beifong stating, “If you won’t do anything to stop these atrocities then I’ll do it on my own!”
One feels obliged to wonder what would have happened had they shown up a decade or two earlier when Greece/Serbia/Bulgaria were clearing out their Muslim populations....
 
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