‘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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Lost in Translation: W-word, or What about #Whataboutism?


Olympic Rings Sochi

When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

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I’ve said it earlier that Russia is the ideal Other for the West and vice versa. Hence, if there is Russian whataboutism why there can’t be an American/Western one? Continue reading “Lost in Translation: W-word, or What about #Whataboutism?”