Stan's the Man II: Central Asian Geography by Abhi

Question 5

That recruitment backfired, as the defector attempted to unite the Turkic peoples under one banner. His fight didn't last much longer however, as the Red Army ambushed his force and killed him outside Dushanbe. The leader of that Red Army unit (Yakov Melkumov, ne Hakub Melkumian) wasn't part of Operation Nemesis, but nevertheless his role could be called poetic justice, as he was of what ethnicity?