3 Years of Russian Universe


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It’s been 3 years since I published the 1st post on this blog. I prepared a list of my best and/or most popular posts on Russia-and-the-West. Continue reading “3 Years of Russian Universe”

Crussialism, or the Eternal Fall


Russia & the West.

Pt. II: Crussialism, or the Eternal Fall.

Bearly on top
Bearly on top

Strikingly, Europe does not like us and it has never liked us: it has viewed us not as its own, as Europeans, but always as nettlesome outlanders. That is why Europe likes to console itself occasionally with the thought that Russia is somehow “yet powerless”.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, A Writer’s Diary, April 1876. Continue reading “Crussialism, or the Eternal Fall”

Deconstrucracy, or Imaginary Fall of the Imaginary West


Russia & the West.

Pt. I: Deconstrucracy, or Imaginary Fall of the Imaginary West.

Giuseppe Arcimboldo - Autumn, 1573, oil on canvas, Muse du Louvre, Paris.
Giuseppe Arcimboldo – Autumn, 1573, oil on canvas, Muse du Louvre, Paris.

Russia & the West.

Pt. II: Crussialism, or the Eternal Fall.

Russia & the West.

Pt. II: Crussialism, or the Eternal Fall.

With the Syrian migrant crisis and Russia’s airstrikes against the IS all over the news, I would like to sum up the main viewpoints on the recent state of the collective West, which are popular in the ‘core’ Western countries and in Russia. These viewpoints are shown in relation to the migrant crisis but are not limited to it: Continue reading “Deconstrucracy, or Imaginary Fall of the Imaginary West”

Russia’s Letter to the West: You Look Wonderful in That Iron Curtain Dress (Not Really)


Tent DressIt’s late in the evening; she’s wondering what clothes to wear.

She’ll put on her make-up and brushes her long blonde hair.

And then she asks me, “Do I look all right?”

And I say, “Yes, you look wonderful tonight.”

Continue reading “Russia’s Letter to the West: You Look Wonderful in That Iron Curtain Dress (Not Really)”

Russia & the West: Friends, Enemies or Frenemies? (Poll)


Russia and West Friends or Enemies