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AFRICANGLOBE - Born in 1799 in Moscow, Alexander Pushkin, whose ancestry is claimed by both Ethiopia and Eritrea, is considered the father of modern Russian literature, he also gave Russia a it's first written language. Pushkin's grandfather, Abram Gannibal, is believed to have been born in Ethiopia in 1679. The son of an Ethiopian prince, Gannibal was kidnapped and taken to Russia at the age of eight as a slave of Russian Czar Peter the Great.
AFRICANGLOBE - The U.S. Embassy in Moscow was temporarily lit up to wish President Barack Obama a happy birthday, but images were full of racist tones. Blaring across the front of the embassy was a projected image of the president wearing a birthday hat and eating a banana, along with the words...