RU 2018

The Russian Universe Vocabulary


RU 2018

I’ve mentioned previously that I like inventing new words. As the 5th anniversary of Russian Universe is in just two months, I’ve decided to publish all the important RUneologisms from 2013 to 2017 in alphabetical order. Here they are: Continue reading “The Russian Universe Vocabulary”

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RF Universe: The Path of Inlavan (Introduction)


The Path of Inlavan

The tale is a lie but there’s a hint in it, a lesson for fine lads. Alexander Pushkin, “The Tale of Golden Cockerel” (1835).

The Path of Inlavan (Introduction)

Welcome to the RF Universe!

Continue reading “RF Universe: The Path of Inlavan (Introduction)”

#EsotericRussialism


Esoteric Russialism

This blog is 4 years old. It’s time to reflect on some of the main ideas, which I’ve come up with over the years.

I like neologisms and inventing new words because they are stripped from any previous meanings and history: they are valuable due to their conceptual purity. Hence, I abandoned terms like Russian Stereotypes or Russophobia. Many seem to employ such terms loosely, making any specific meaning vague; rather like an image on a old coin. Over time and excessive usage, many such terms tend to become a mere parody of their former intended meaning. Continue reading “#EsotericRussialism”

#TrickyLeaks: How the Russians Manipulated US 2016 Elections


Hillary Clinton

Captain Obviov:

Operation TRUMP proved itself to be a YUGE success. Continue reading “#TrickyLeaks: How the Russians Manipulated US 2016 Elections”

Party-maker (Bayan Cover)


Alexander Seleznyov - Postmodernity, go f*ck yourself.
Alexander Seleznyov – Postmodernity, go f*ck yourself.

The interesting thing about contemporary popular culture is that a copy is pretty often better than the original. That’s the case of the memetic rap/electronic hit song by a popular Russian rapper Pika titled ‘Party-maker’ (Патимейкер). This based bayan cover makes it just so much better! As the Russian saying goes, ‘makes a candy out of sh*t’ (i.e. makes something good out of something bad). Continue reading “Party-maker (Bayan Cover)”