Originally Posted by lvscrvs
Fantastic.... Thank you Walter!!
I'm curious about the Steppe.... rough guess as to how much is farmed? grazed? still in natural state?
I hope you don't mind a question of a more personal nature. Are you of partial Mongolian descent? You obviously have an affinity for the area, and there's something about your eyes....
Not much of the steppe seems to be grazing land - maybe cause the winters are so harsh for grazing animals to survive. It tends to be either farmed - mainly for grains - or is semi empty,
As for me, I have all sorts of crap in me ... but none of it Mongolian. (My interest there stems from an interest in history.) So ethnically I belong nowhere. But culturally very much European.