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    What I am saying is that she is not like Taymazov and Uzbekistan where he simply competes for that country. She was born in Russia and all of her ancestors were born in Russia. I doubt she even speaks any other language than Russian.

    I am sure this would surprise many unsuspecting Americans.

    I remember I was at Penn State and there was this foreign student from Kazakhstan that was totally Asian looking. So, one day I start talking to him in Russian in the cafeteria and a few of my friends were like: "How the hell does this Chinese guy speak Russian?"

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    She may also speak Tuvan, smart guy:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuvan_language

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    There were many Asian Russians on the Soviet team back in the 70s & 80s, mostly in the lighter weights.

    Sergei Karamtchakov, Roman Dmitriev, Vassili Gogolev, Sergey Zambalov. The most famous probably being Pavel Pinigen.

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    Were they all from Siberia?

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    Why nothing on Pinigin in Wikipedia? What is he up to these days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    Were they all from Siberia?
    I think most were Yakutian or of that ilk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    Why nothing on Pinigin in Wikipedia? What is he up to these days?
    I actually saw him at the club like 2 years ago. He may have been looking at schools with his son.

    Don't know what he is up to these days. I know he is married to an Olympic runner or something like that.

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    At NYAC? Pinigin lives in USA? Nah....

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    quick,

    Got any matches of Pinigin? Lets see it please!

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