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Offline rpalmgre

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« on: February 05, 2020, 07:10:03 AM »
Emperor and Autocrat Nicholas II of All the Russias was Prince of Bolgary. What is this Bolgary refering to? Is it the old Bulgar by Volga and Volga Bulgars?

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Re: Bolgary
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2020, 03:02:53 PM »
Emperor and Autocrat Nicholas II of All the Russias was Prince of Bolgary. What is this Bolgary refering to? Is it the old Bulgar by Volga and Volga Bulgars?

Yes, it refers to the Volga Bulgars / Bulgaria, which the Russian Tsars conquered as part of the Khanate of Kazan. Since that time that ethnic group has disapparead, but modern Kazan Tatars and Chuvashes? claim to be descended from them. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volga_Bulgaria
Берёзы севера мне милы,
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Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

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