Worldview of a Xenopatriot


Worldview of a Xenopatriot

I’ve just found a picture [this is my edit of Patriot’s version below] illustrating the views expressed on this blog: the West and Russia are the ideal Other for each other. It’s a mirror thing: be it ‘Russian reversals‘, ‘whataboutism‘ or ‘Russian/Western propaganda‘, etc.

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Fyodor #Dostoyevsky on the #Slavic Question


Fyodor Dostoyevsky‘s Diary (1877, November).

Portrait of Fyodor Dostoyevsky by Vasily Perov, 1872.
Portrait of Fyodor Dostoyevsky by Vasily Perov, 1872.
Some Quite Special Remarks about the Slavs That I Intended to Make Long Ago.

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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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Why ‘#JeSuisDonbass’


Je Suis Donbass

People deserve to live whether they reside in France (‘First World’) or in Donbass (‘Third World’, used to be ‘Second World’).

That’s why #JeSuisDonbass.

That’s what’s going on in Donetsk (Donbass region) as Ukrainian army started massive shelling of residential areas:

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?”