Chapter 9 begins with “primordialism” or essentialized views of race which continue to exist in post-Soviet society (including Russia) and in the Russian language. Then, we review and debunk the myth of “Russian” as the most loyal Soviet people (of all the various nationalities). This was due to the Russian Civil War when entire regions and cities changing loyalties from Bolsheviks to the Whites (Greens, SR’s, zemstvo governments, etc.) and then back again (continuously for five years). All of the anti-Bolshevik forces were supplied, armed, funded and supported by the Allied Interventionists. Meanwhile, five thousand Soviet Koreans fought for the Bolsheviks during the Civil War. Finally, we review the case of Gum Nam Kim and the Soviet use of Soviet Koreans to further their political relationship(s) with North Korea.
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