Russo… Files

Masha and the Bear

I’ve received a comment on my post “Russophilia & Russophobia…“:

...I would just state that perhaps there is no such esoteric notion of a 'Russian Mystery' in the minds of many 'Russophiles' [sic! - S.A.] who are rather urged by a sense of moral duty where they see oppression. [...]

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Russophilia & Russophobia: Between Scylla & Charybdis

Russophilia & Russophobia
Russophilia & Russophobia

Caution! If you are a Russophile or a Russophobe (or anything in between including crypto-Russophiles and latent Russophobes) this post may cause severe cases of Russophilophilia, Russophobophobia, Russophilophobia, Russophobophilia, etc (separately or any combinations of the above).

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Inside the Saint Isaac’s Cathedral (Pt. 1)

Saint Isaac's Cathedral (1818-1858).
Saint Isaac’s Cathedral (1818-1858).

Some photos which I took inside the Saint Isaac’s Cathedral on my latest trip to Saint Petersburg. It’s even more beautiful when you see it in reality.

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Monument to Alexander Suvorov (1801)

Monument to Alexander Suvorov by Mikhail Kozlovsky in Saint Petersburg

Monument to Alexander Suvorov (1730-1800) in Saint Petersburg by Mikhail Kozlovsky. Caption says: Prince of Italy, Count Suvorov of Rymnik, 1801.

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Klyukva State of Mind

Bear Scare
Bear Scare

…Actually, klyukva transcends just ‘stereotypes’. I can write a series of posts, a book, a series of books devoted to different klyukva varieties. But it’s ‘deeper than that’. Continue reading Klyukva State of Mind

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

Understanding Russia with native Russian speaker


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