Post-world: The Meaning of the End of Meaning

Post-world (Vacuum of Meaning), 2015.
Post-world (Vacuum of Meaning), 2015.

[Part 1]

Classic postmodernism cheered the end of metanarratives and started recycling the cultural heritage of previous epochs. In a post-postmodern world (post-world) the recycling of what has already been recycled is going on. Continue reading Post-world: The Meaning of the End of Meaning

We All Live In a Mellow Saccharine Submarine

Heroine Dreams of Poppy Knight Mares
“Heroine Dreams of Poppy Knight Mares”, 2015.
Saccharin is an artificial sweetener with effectively no food energy which is about 300–400 times as sweet as sucrose or table sugar, but has a bitter or metallic aftertaste, especially at high concentrations. It is used to sweeten products such as drinks, candies, cookies, medicines, and toothpaste. Saccharin derives its name from the word "saccharine", meaning "sugary". The word saccharine is used metaphorically, often in a derogative sense, to describe something "unpleasantly over-polite" or "overly sweet" (Wikipedia).

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#RussianProverb: Do Not Saw Off the Branch You Are Sitting On

Alkonost (lubok), the end of the 18th c - beginning of the 19th c.
Alkonost (lubok), the end of the 18th c – beginning of the 19th c.

Не пили сук, на котором сидишь

(ne pilí suk, na kotórom sidísh).

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Миронов Павел Андреевич (Mironov Pavel Andreyevich)

Mironov Pavel Andreyevich

Миронов Павел Андреевич

(1923-2002).

My grandfather Mironov Pavel Andreyevich.

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The Horns Effect & the Western Grand Narrative of #Russia

The Judge, Satan Superceded
The Judge, Satan Superceded.
The biggest Western conspiracy is that the 'Western propaganda' itself is the most effective anti-Western propaganda possible (Captain Obviov).

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The Afterglow after Afterparty (The Quasi-Colonial Suite)

The Politics of Music & the Music of Politics.

Track №3: “The Afterglow after Afterparty”.

Acid Yeltsin
Acid Yeltsin

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Russian Universe Presents: Voices from Around the Globe

Eyes

During the two-year life span of the Russian Universe blog, I’ve been receiving interesting comments from my readers. So I’ve decided to create a category where I can post selected views from around the globe. I’ll elaborate on some of the topics raised below in a separate post.

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Understanding Russia with native Russian speaker

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