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Fyodor Dostoyevsky “My Paradox” (Extract)

Fyodor Dostoyevsky in 1863.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky in 1863.

Again a tussle with Europe (oh, it’s not a war yet: they say that we – Russia, that is – are still a long way from war). Again the endless Eastern Question is in the news; and again in Europe they are looking mistrustfully at Russia. . . . Yet why we should go running to seek Europe’s trust? Did Europe ever trust the Russians? Can she ever trust us and stop seeing us as her enemy? Oh, of course this view will change someday; someday Europe will better be able to make us out and realize what we are like; and it is certainly worth discussing this someday; but meanwhile a somewhat irrelevant question or side issue has occured to me and I have recently been busy to solve it. No one may agree with me, yet I think that I am right – in part, maybe, but right. Continue reading Fyodor Dostoyevsky “My Paradox” (Extract)

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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#Year2014: 10 Crucial Points of the Year & a Poll

Year 2014 summary

As for me, the motto of this year could be: partying with illusions.

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The Brand You Can Trust: Bad Mother Russia™ (est. 1561 A.D.)

The Brand You can Trust: Bad Mother Russia (est. MDLXI A.D.)
The Brand You can Trust: Bad Mother Russia (est. 1561).

Time flies but propaganda stays the same.

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#ColdWar II (The Ruskies Are Facepalming)

facepalm bears
Facepalm bears

Captain Obviov wants to tell you some obvious things:

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#Poll: Politician of the Year 2014

New World Order Disorder