Russian Universe

By Sergey Armeyskov | Understanding Russia with a Russian

Каргокультурология

I’ll Be Back!

As my 9 to 6 job turned into 9 [am] to 2 [am], I’ve decided to share some photos of Moscow to update the blog.<p>Я вернусь!<p>Advertisements

Moscow

Boris Indrikov – Velikie Veliki

I want to introduce to you Boris Indrikov – contemporary Russian artist, who I was fortunate to meet in person. I was completely blown away by his</i> …

#RussianProverb: If You Do Something in a Hurry, People Will Laugh at You

<b>Поспешишь — людей насмешишь</b> (<i>pospeshísh’ – lyudéy nasmeshísh’</i>).<p>Lit.: <b>if you do something in a hurry, people will laugh at you</b>.<p><b>English equivalents:</b> …

Russo-American Relations in a Nutshell

Normalizing Russophobia

<b>Russia & the West.</b><p><b>Pt. X: Normalizing Russophobia</b><p>The Russian conspiracy theory in the US and the corresponding wave of Russomania in the West resulted …

Russia

The Cold Summer of 2017

— Sergey 🎮 Armeyskov (@armeyskov) June 30, 2017<p>Global warming? Looks like global cooling to me.<p>A post shared by Russian 🇷🇺 Universe …

Global Warming

Navalny (Poll)

Polling

Russkies in the Sky with Diamonds

The Russian Colonial Office approves of America’s mental colonization.<p>We come in peace! We just want your democracy!<p>According to Captain Obviov, …

The Mystery of #Covfefe

Danila Trumpov is running his mouth. We need to take care of the situation, если вы понимаете о чём я… 🕵<p>— Sergey A. Armeyskov (@armeyskov) May 31, …

Cargo Cult of Personality & Reverse Cultural Appropriation of The Donald

The longing for acceptance in the West was crucial in the decision-making of the late Soviet / post-Soviet nomenklatura. The <i>jeans & bubblegum ‘cargo</i> …

RF Universe: The Path of Inlavan (Introduction)

<i>The tale is a lie but there’s a hint in it, a lesson for fine lads.</i> Alexander Pushkin, “The Tale of Golden Cockerel” (1835).<p><b>The Path of Inlavan</b> …

Nyet Future: 2017 as Seen in 1960

‘Diafilm’ (filmstrip) from 1960. Sorry, Yuri!<p>P.S. Also compare to this 1910 depiction of 2000.<p>Advertisements

Navalnocentrism

​Paul Robinson wrote a post titled ‘Alexei Two Percent‘:<p>As for Navalny, an opinion poll published by the Lev­ada Centre today giv­es him almost …

Roadmap of Linguistic Cargo Cult

<b>The Roadmap of Linguistic Cargo Cult:</b><p><b>1.</b> Use non-Russian substitutes for words as often as possible, just transliterate them even when it’s not …

Easter Sunday

Освятили! | #Easter is tomorrow! #Пасха

The Monument to the Conquerors of Space

A poem says: “And our efforts were rewarded by [the fact] / That having defeated injustice and gloom / We have forged the fiery wings / For our / …

I Am a Kremlin Troll (poem)

The Trump Pill (TTP)

Trump's done as an independent figure imo. He'll do dumb shit to prove he's not a Russkie agent. It's a downward spiral for him from now on. …

Weaponization of Conspiracy Theories

<b>Pt. X: Weaponization of Conspiracy Theories.</b><p>Putin’s Cunning Plan is still making the rounds in the US and the West in general. Of course, it is used …

Weaponization of BS

The Great Russian Litmus Test

Some thoughts after the Saint Petersburg terrorist attack. I have a cold, so my voice sounds rather odd.<p>Advertisements

New Look

Balalaikization

I like listening to musicians in the Moscow metro after work. This time it was two guys playing the balalaika and guitar.<p>Advertisements

#EsotericRussialism

This blog is 4 years old. It’s time to reflect on some of the main ideas, which I’ve come up with over the years.<p>I like neologisms and inventing new …

Post-ironic Neostalgia

The phenomenon of Soviet nostalgia is effectively used in Western media and popular culture to position the Russians in a certain manner. This …

Walking Stereotype

Shipping Info<p>Orders are printed and shipped when the time expires or earlier.<p>You can expect your package to arrive 5 business days after the time …

Deplorable Russian Agent

Shipping Info<p>Orders are printed and shipped when the time expires or earlier.<p>You can expect your package to arrive 5 business days after the time …