The ‘Western Cunning Plan’ (in #Russia) & the ‘Russian Cunning Plan’ (in the #West)


cunning plan

This post was sponsored by the Russian Unicorn Mafia (RUM).

I’ve recently stumbled on several articles (published on BuzzFeed or something) in which their respected authors besides the general the-Russkies-are-coming Cold War 2.0 discourse articulated a statement that the collapse of the Soviet Union was actually… a Putin’s Russian cunning plan to re-shape Russia’s image as a peaceful and democratic country, then – take the best from the West (technologies, etc.), and in the form of the Trojan Horse Bear – finally – conquer the world. Oh, my stars and garters! Continue reading “The ‘Western Cunning Plan’ (in #Russia) & the ‘Russian Cunning Plan’ (in the #West)”

Russo… Files


Masha and the Bear

I’ve received a comment on my post “Russophilia & Russophobia…“:

...I would just state that perhaps there is no such esoteric notion of a 'Russian Mystery' in the minds of many 'Russophiles' [sic! - S.A.] who are rather urged by a sense of moral duty where they see oppression. [...]

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Russophilia & Russophobia: Between Scylla & Charybdis


Russophilia & Russophobia
Russophilia & Russophobia

Caution! If you are a Russophile or a Russophobe (or anything in between including crypto-Russophiles and latent Russophobes) this post may cause severe cases of Russophilophilia, Russophobophobia, Russophilophobia, Russophobophilia, etc (separately or any combinations of the above).

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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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Vatnik Reclaimed


Vatnik Incorporated
Vatnik Inc.

The “vatniks running Twitter.

Rejoice, aye, “Putin’s horde“!

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