Normalizing Russophobia


Russia & the West.

Pt. X: Normalizing Russophobia

The Russian conspiracy theory in the US and the corresponding wave of Russomania in the West resulted in the normalization of the good old Russophobia. As I’ve previously stated, I think that the latter term is overused, but it’s relevant here – meaning the fear and/or hate of Russia and Russians. Continue reading “Normalizing Russophobia”

Snowman Argument


Snowman

How to make a snowman argument: Continue reading “Snowman Argument”

The ‘Western Cunning Plan’ (in #Russia) & the ‘Russian Cunning Plan’ (in the #West)


cunning plan

This post was sponsored by the Russian Unicorn Mafia (RUM).

I’ve recently stumbled on several articles (published on BuzzFeed or something) in which their respected authors besides the general the-Russkies-are-coming Cold War 2.0 discourse articulated a statement that the collapse of the Soviet Union was actually… a Putin’s Russian cunning plan to re-shape Russia’s image as a peaceful and democratic country, then – take the best from the West (technologies, etc.), and in the form of the Trojan Horse Bear – finally – conquer the world. Oh, my stars and garters! Continue reading “The ‘Western Cunning Plan’ (in #Russia) & the ‘Russian Cunning Plan’ (in the #West)”

Russo… Files


Masha and the Bear

I’ve received a comment on my post “Russophilia & Russophobia…“:

...I would just state that perhaps there is no such esoteric notion of a 'Russian Mystery' in the minds of many 'Russophiles' [sic! - S.A.] who are rather urged by a sense of moral duty where they see oppression. [...]

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Russophilia & Russophobia: Between Scylla & Charybdis


Russophilia & Russophobia
Russophilia & Russophobia

Caution! If you are a Russophile or a Russophobe (or anything in between including crypto-Russophiles and latent Russophobes) this post may cause severe cases of Russophilophilia, Russophobophobia, Russophilophobia, Russophobophilia, etc (separately or any combinations of the above).

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