Cargo Culture (Беляши vs The Belyashi)

Cargo Culture


Russia & the West.

Pt. XI: Cargo Culture.

Cargo Culture (Беляши vs The Belyashi)
Беляши vs The Belyashi

As you probably know, I’ve created a blog in Russian titled Armeyskov’s Squatterly Review. I will translate/adapt the most important posts in Russian and share them on this blog (and vice versa). You can find the Russian version here.

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It is obvious that there’s no direct analogue of klyukva in Russia regarding the West. Of course, there are certain stereotypes but they don’t constitute a holistic phenomenon (unlike klyukva) due to the fact that ‘the West’ itself is not a monolithic entity. So it’s pretty hard to come up with a set of stereotypical narratives besides the eternally recurring Fall of the West meme. [That has a double]. As previously mentioned, Russia and the West represent the Ideal Other for each other, mirroring the processes taking place in their opponent, yet in a distorted way. Continue reading “Cargo Culture”

Cargo Cult of Personality & Reverse Cultural Appropriation of The Donald


The Cargo Donald
The Cargo Donald

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Roadmap of Linguistic Cargo Cult


Eurogate

The Roadmap of Linguistic Cargo Cult:

1. Use non-Russian substitutes for words as often as possible, just transliterate them even when it’s not necessary (reverse Occam razor: entities must be multiplied beyond necessity).
1.1. Use non-Russian substitutes for words as often as possible, translating them into Russian. Continue reading “Roadmap of Linguistic Cargo Cult”

Fire the Narrator: Quasi-Colonial Nightmare, Russian #DoubleConsciousness & Russocentric Optics


Russian Stereotypes: Western Perception of Russia as seen through Russian’s eyes. Part III.

Pavel Orinyansky - Illustration to Ruslan and Lyudmila by Alexander Pushkin.
Pavel Orinyansky – Illustration to Alexander Pushkin’s “Ruslan and Lyudmila”.

Through the Looking Glass: Western Media Coverage of Russia. Part 3. [Pt. 1, Pt. 2].

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