The Western Boomerang


At first, I wanted to post several sketches dehumanizing Russians made in the mainstream genre of propaganda passing for comedy. Then I’ve decided not to promote such content here because it wasn’t even funny. Propaganda is an inseparable part of popular culture. Thus, it can tell much – not about its subject but the culture and society that gave birth to this type of propatainment (propaganda + entertainment). My conclusion doesn’t make me happy. To be honest, I’m a bit botanichesky sad: I think it’s a structural thing. It’s not a Western bug, it’s a feature. And it’s worse than the Soviet one. At least, the latter wasn’t dehumanizing peoples of the West, only ‘capitalists’. But hey, it’s not racism if it’s directed towards Russians, right?

People who leave in classy houses shouldn’t throw spears. Moreover, when it’s not a spear but a boomerang.

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Russo-American Relations in a Nutshell


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Media Economy of Death, or #RussianLivesMatter too


Paris Attacks
Paris Attacks

…Other horrible news. Now from France. The Paris attacks brought memories of the Nord-Ost tragedy in Moscow… Continue reading “Media Economy of Death, or #RussianLivesMatter too”

The Horns Effect & the Western Grand Narrative of #Russia


The Judge, Satan Superceded
The Judge, Satan Superceded.
The biggest Western conspiracy is that the 'Western propaganda' itself is the most effective anti-Western propaganda possible (Captain Obviov).

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‘Pro-Russian’ as a Negative Marker


Moscow Kremlin

Pro-Russian‘ is not a ‘neutral’ term. It is a negative marker in the (current) Western master discourse of Russia. It’s an ‘evil twin‘ of a positive marker, i.e. ‘pro-Western‘. The root of the word ‘pro-Russian’ (‘Russia’) is itself a logoepisteme 

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