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By Sergey Armeyskov | Understanding Russia with a Russian

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> …

Cultural Appropriation

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> …

Spirituality

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 …

Russia

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 …

Language

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

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Deplorable Russian Agent

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Maslenitsa (1919)

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Maslenitsa

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Kislyakophobia

A joke is circulating in the Russosphere:<p>As Sergey Kislyak walks through the streets of Washington after work they get empty. He calls: “People! …

#BorschtArt

Joseph Brodsky – On Ukrainian Independence

I’ve come across the best translation of this Brodsky’s poem by Artem Serebrennikov.<p>On Ukrainian Independence<p>Dear Charles XII, the Poltava battle …

Forgiveness Sunday

Today is the last day of Maslenitsa – the Fogiveness Sunday. The Great Fast starts tomorrow.<p>Please forgive me, my fellow Internet dwellers, if I made …

Left-Right Paradigm: A Story of Two Tests

Theodor Bastard

Post-Pravda

Sirin and Alkonost

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