Russia & the West: Friends, Enemies or Frenemies? (Poll)

Russia and West Friends or Enemies

Post on Russian Stereotypes available in Romanian


As part of cooperation between ACS-RSS and Russian Universe I’m finally pleased to announce that my first post on Russian stereotypes in the West is now translated into Romanian by the founder of ACS-RSS Alexandru Mîţă:

Stereotipuri despre Rusia. Percepţia Occidentului despre Rusia analizată de un rus (episodul 1).

House of Armeyskov: Grains of the History of My Family

Mikhail Vasilyevich Armeyskov
Mikhail Vasilyevich Armeyskov

My great grandfather (father’s side) Mikhail Vasilyevich Armeyskov was born circa 1890 in Novocherkassk. He learned at least 5 languages (English, French, Swedish, Danish & Norwegian) and graduated from the Sorbonne. Mikhail Vasilyevich identified himself as a Cossack. Continue reading

#UkraineCrisis: From Identity Conflict to Civil War

The Identity Warfare in Ukraine.

Caution Russian propaganda machineCaution!

This post was randomly produced by the Russian totalitarian propaganda machine. It uses secret discourse techniques of tactical NLP developed by KGB in the Gulag labor camps of Siberia. Side effects after reading this post can result in anxiety, aggression, anti-social behaviour, alcohol & drug addiction (esp. vodka & krokodil addiction), homophobia, sexism, racism, communism, Putinism, atheism or religious fanaticism, identity crisis, paranoia, affection for conspiracy theories, heavy case of Ushanka syndrome, Tourette syndrome (esp. the use of Russian ‘mat’), Olney’s lesions, pro-Russian attitude & infertility. This post was sponsored by FSB, Al-Qaeda & the Tijuana Cartel.

Read at your own risk!

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#RussianProverb: A Bird Is Known by Its Flight

Aleksey Savrasov - The Rooks Have Come Back, 1871.
Aleksey Savrasov – The Rooks Have Come Back, 1871.

Видна птица по полёту (vidná ptítsa po polyótu).

Literally: a bird is known by its flight.

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