Originally posted by onehandgannYour ignorance and arrogance about Baltic peoples is insulting.
give me a break. Pioneer place. Shirov tal shabalov. Latvia is part of russian chess culture. Do not be ridiculous. And I can even argue latvia is part of russia.
Originally posted by caissad4Well said!
Your ignorance and arrogance about Baltic peoples is insulting.
My mothers' family came to the US from Lithuania and I grew up listening to first hand accounts of the wanton murders and destruction committed by Russians against all the Baltic countries. All Baltic languages and cultures pre-date Russia.
The Soviet Union was not exclusively Russian. I gues ...[text shortened]... do not know the difference.
Tal was Latvian not Russian.
Petrosian was Armenian not Russian.
Originally posted by onehandgann"Soviet chess culture" would be better designation as many talanted chess players from USSR were not Russians.
or maybe I should say soviet chess culture the history instead of russian. I don' know. The occupation and then independence well it makes it kind of confusing for idiots like me how to labels thing in any kind of "correct" way.
And what team did Tal and Petrosian play on for example. Did Tal play for the latvians and Petresion for the armenians o ...[text shortened]... what I am getting at? grew up in the same soviet chess culture. Am I wrong in thinking that?