Worldview of a Xenopatriot

Worldview of a Xenopatriot

I’ve just found a picture [this is my edit of Patriot’s version below] illustrating the views expressed on this blog: the West and Russia are the ideal Other for each other. It’s a mirror thing: be it ‘Russian reversals‘, ‘whataboutism‘ or ‘Russian/Western propaganda‘, etc.

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Fyodor #Dostoyevsky on the #Slavic Question

Fyodor Dostoyevsky‘s Diary (1877, November).

Portrait of Fyodor Dostoyevsky by Vasily Perov, 1872.
Portrait of Fyodor Dostoyevsky by Vasily Perov, 1872.
Some Quite Special Remarks about the Slavs That I Intended to Make Long Ago.

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Monument to Dmitry Donskoy

Dmitry Donskoy Monument gif

The monument to the Grand Prince of Moscow and Vladimir cities Dmitry Donskoy (Dmitry of the Don) of the Rurik Dynasty (2014). On September 8, 1380, at the Kulikovo field, near the Don river, he defeated Mamai’s army. Dmitry Donskoy is venerated as a Saint in the Russian Orthodox Church.

Photos by Sergey Armeyskov.

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#Cranberry Fields Forever (The Sounds of Positive #Klyukvification)

Cranberry (Klyukva)
Cranberry Fields Forever

Positive klyukvification is opposite to the Pussy Riot effect. Continue reading #Cranberry Fields Forever (The Sounds of Positive #Klyukvification)

Russian Proverbs about Bliny & #Maslenitsa

Boris Kustodiev - Maslenitsa, 1919.
Boris Kustodiev – Maslenitsa, 1919.

Russian Proverbs about Bliny (Pancakes) & Maslenitsa:

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Anniversaries: A Singer & a Writer (Fyodor Shalyapin & Mikhail Bulgakov)

Boris Kustodiyev - Portrait of Fyodor Shalyapin, 1921.
Boris Kustodiev – Portrait of Fyodor Shalyapin, 1921.

‘You’re not Dostoyevsky,’ said the citizeness, who was getting muddled by Koroviev.

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Fire the Narrator: Quasi-Colonial Nightmare, Russian #DoubleConsciousness & Russocentric Optics

Russian Stereotypes: Western Perception of Russia as seen through Russian’s eyes. Part III.

Pavel Orinyansky - Illustration to Ruslan and Lyudmila by Alexander Pushkin.
Pavel Orinyansky – Illustration to Alexander Pushkin’s “Ruslan and Lyudmila”.

Through the Looking Glass: Western Media Coverage of Russia. Part 3. [Pt. 1, Pt. 2].

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Understanding Russia with native Russian speaker

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