Paul Fields (email@example.com)
Tue, 11 Jan 2000 02:09:46 -0500
The reference was to Belorussia, I just put in the
rest for folks not so up on their former Soviet
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Sent: Monday, January 10, 2000 11:22 PM
Subject: Re: [gundam] Dr. Minovski
> At 21:30 1/9/2000 -0500, you wrote:
> >While looking round Tsuneo's website, I translated a copy
> >of it for Neil, one question was raised. On his site he says
> >that Dr. Y. T. Minovski was a Belorussian, being from the
> >country of Belarus, a former soviet state between Lithuania
> >and Ukraine.
> >Anybody else ever heard this?
> News to me, although there may be a reference to this effect in the manga
> In any case, it's a retcon -- Belarus has only been an independent
> since 1991. Between 1919 and 1991 it was Belorussia, a constituent
> republic of the Soviet Union, and prior to 1919 it didn't exist. Stampede
> was published in the late 80s, so any reference there would be to
> Belorussia, not Belarus.
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