I don't have a lot to add that I haven't written before here. So below is a list of links to previous articles dealing with the 1943 deportation of the Kalmyks.
The 62nd anniversary of the deportation.
The 63rd anniversary of the deportation.
The 70th anniversary of the deportation.
More on the 70th anniversary of the deportation.
Report from Beria to Stalin and Molotov on the deportation.
Letter from Beria to Molotov on deported Kalmyks.
The 71st anniversary of the deportation.
The 73rd anniversary of the deportation.
Encyclopedia article on Kalmyks.
Friday, December 29, 2017
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Finally, I now have a two day break before final exams begin. I had hoped to get done with everything else by Thursday. But, I had to work an entire day on Sunday, followed by eight hours of work related social events on Monday, and finally a Senate Faculty meeting on Tuesday. Today, I got up late. Then I walked to the mall to change money. After that I walked to a cafe to eat a pizza and fresh squeezed orange juice for lunch. I then grabbed a cab to the bazaar and hiked to the book store that carries English language titles. There I purchased a book and then walked back out of the bazaar to the taxi stand and took a cab home.
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Thursday, December 07, 2017
It turns out that today is not the last day of classes. Evidently I have to teach a full day Sunday as well. I am not sure what is the point of having one day of classes between a weekend and a four day reading week. But, I'll come in and lecture for four hours to whatever students make it to class that day.
Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Today is the penultimate day of classes. The final day of lectures is Thursday. After that there is a reading week during which I am going to try and get some article revisions done. For next semester I want to spend a lot more time and energy on research and writing. I am not sure if there are any more Kurdish topics I can research here without first developing an ability to read Sorani. But, I still have enough Soviet related projects to keep me busy next semester.