Russia as… the West


Russia & the West.

Pt. III: Russia as the West.

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East or Best, Russia is West.

Captain Obviov, Lost Letters & Memoirs.

Some Western Russophiles and Russophilophobes love to elaborate on the question of Russia’s alleged non-Westerness:

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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”

The Russian Question


The Russian question for dummies
The Russian question for dummies

The two eternal Russian questions are as follows:

Who is to blame?

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What shall we do? Continue reading “The Russian Question”