#RussianSaying: Morning Is Wiser than Evening

Ivan Bilibin – Fairy Forest at Sunset, 1906.
Ivan Bilibin – Fairy Forest at Sunset, 1906.

Утро вечера мудренее

(útro véchera mudrenéye).

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Fyodor Dostoyevsky “My Paradox” (Extract)

Fyodor Dostoyevsky in 1863.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky in 1863.

Again a tussle with Europe (oh, it’s not a war yet: they say that we – Russia, that is – are still a long way from war). Again the endless Eastern Question is in the news; and again in Europe they are looking mistrustfully at Russia. . . . Yet why we should go running to seek Europe’s trust? Did Europe ever trust the Russians? Can she ever trust us and stop seeing us as her enemy? Oh, of course this view will change someday; someday Europe will better be able to make us out and realize what we are like; and it is certainly worth discussing this someday; but meanwhile a somewhat irrelevant question or side issue has occured to me and I have recently been busy to solve it. No one may agree with me, yet I think that I am right – in part, maybe, but right. Continue reading Fyodor Dostoyevsky “My Paradox” (Extract)

Cosmonautics Day

Yuri Gagarin and the Monument to the Conquerors of Space behind him

Yuri Gagarin and the Monument to the Conquerors of Space (1964) behind him.

Happy Cosmonautics Day!

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Happy Orthodox Easter!

Holy Trinity #Church (1677–92) in #Ostankino. #Moscow #Russia #Easter

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Христос Воскресе!

Christ is Risen!

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#Poll: Who Is Mr. #Snowden?

Snowden bust

While Snowden is snowed in at his snow den in Russia, his bust is was installed in NYCSo here’s the question: who is Mr. Snowden in your opinion?

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Voice of the Russian Jilted Generation

The Politics of Music & the Music of Politics.

Track №1: “The Turbulent 90s”.
Voice of the Russian Jilted Generation
Voice of the Russian Jilted Generation
Note from the Narrator: this post is a perfect example of dangerous and misleading Russian propaganda and should be read with a tin foil hat on. It demonizes the glorious years of the first Russian president Boris Yeltsin who will be remembered forever.
Glory to democracy!
Glory to the ultraliberal heroes!
Comment from Captain Obviov: many things obvious to Russians are often seen as some sort of 'KGB propaganda' by Westerners. They don't trust those Russians who challenge their knowledge of 'what Russia is' and tend to believe Russia's yes men instead, who are experts in caressing Westerners' confirmation bias and ushanka syndrome.

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Understanding Russia with native Russian speaker

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