Zaluma Agra, Star of the East

zalumaI just read a little about her – Barnum (of Barnum & Bailey Circus, USA) rescued her from the Constantinople slave market and brought her to the US as an exotic attraction from the East. She was of Circassian descent, Circassia being a non-independent nation inside of the Russian Federation (or as I like to say, and not in a nice way, ┬áthe New Russian Empire). It is located just to the north of the Republic of Georgia (and just north of Sochi) on the Black Sea. And mighty close to Crimea.

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