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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TrumPutin


A short propaganda poem on propaganda: Continue reading “TrumPutin”

I See What You Did There!


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Of all the possible quotes from Russian literature they’ve chosen this one from Ivan Turgenev’s novel (and without actually mentioning his name). I see what you did there! Pretty smart for a Penguin.

I Am a Kremlin Troll (Poem)


Kremlin Trolls
Kremlin Trolls

My Western friends, I must confess, Continue reading “I Am a Kremlin Troll (Poem)”

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.

Continue reading “Worldview of a Xenopatriot”