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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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The Art of Ad: Russia’s ‘Imperial’ Bank Ads

<b>In the world where art turned into advertising, ads became art</b><p>Captain Obviov<p>I remember I used to watch the ‘Imperial’ bank (1990-1999) ads on Russian …

Donate to RussianUniverse

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#MakeTrumpBaneAgain

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The Memes of Our Lives, or How the Internet Shapes Reality in the Current Year

Memes are much more than just funny (or not) pictures and gifs flooding the Internet every day. They are strange occasions of synchronicity.

Happy New Current Year!

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#RussianSaying: Lie, but Don’t Overdo It!

Russomania

<b>The term ‘Russophobia’ is overused nowadays. What we see in the media is induced – and contagious!</b> <b>–</b> <b>Russomania.</b><p>Do you find the present #Russomania …

Bilibin

RU in Red, White & Blue

<b>Here’s my new logo!</b><p>P.S. If you enjoyed my blog in 2016, please support it by buying the</b> …

Russian Regression Roulette

<b>Russia & the West.</b><p><b>Pt. IX: Russian Regression Roulette</b><p>Stephen King in his 1984 novella titled “<i>The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet</i>” presents a scary …

Ivan Krylov’s Fable – “Quartet”

<b>“Quartet” (1947 cartoon):</b><p>P.S. Although the translation above is better, I enjoyed the last four lines of this one:<p>Commitment and knowledge and work …

Velimir Khlebnikov ‘When Horses Die – They Breathe’

<b>When horses die – they breathe,</b> <b><br>When herbs die – they fade,</b> <b><br>When suns die – they go dark,</b> <b><br>When people die – they sing.</b><p><b>Когда умирают кони — дышат,</b> <b><br>Когда</b> …

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The Sad News of #FakeNews

What actually surprises me in the Russian invasion meddling in the US elections conspiracy is that instead of aborting this intellectually lazy, …

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Exhibition of Ivan Aivazovsky

Ivan Aivazovsky – Peter the Great at Krasnaya Gorka, Lighting a Signal Fire on the Shore for His Sinking Ships (1846). Oil on canvas.<p>Ivan Aivazovsky …

Painting

Ooh look! I ‘ave… Ulyukayev

The Telegraph:<p>Mr Ulyukayev, 60, is the highest-ranking Russian official to be arrested while in office since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 …

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#TrickyLeaks: How the Russians Manipulated US 2016 Elections

Captain Obviov:<p>Operation TRUMP proved itself to be a YUGE success.<p>Russia’s meddling in the American presidential elections is too obvious to deny. …

Russia

Lev Termen Plays the Termenvox

<b>Russian inventor Lev Termen (Léon Theremin) of French/German descent who in 1920 created termenvox (aka theremin) among other things, plays the</b> …

#RussianSaying: Feel at Home, but Don’t Forget You Are a Guest

<b>Будьте как дома, но не забывайте, что в гостях</b><p><b>(búd’te kak dóma, no ne zabuváite, shto v gostyákh).</b><p><b>Feel at home, but don’t forget you are a guest.</b><p>This …

Design

The (EcoNo)Mist of War

To paraphrase contemporary Russian writer Viktor Pelevin, <i>the International Russian Conspiracy does exist – the problem is that the majority of adult</i> …

Russia

Party-maker (Bayan Cover)

The interesting thing about contemporary popular culture is that a copy is pretty often better than the original. That’s the case of the memetic …

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