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!

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#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)”

The Russian Bear Never Dies


The Russian bear never dies: Continue reading “The Russian Bear Never Dies”