Схизма

С чего начался последний этап схизмы между погромщиками и вандейцами… Забавно подумать, что если все пойдет как надо, то через столетия, историки будут изучать эти твиты, телеги, сплетни, и прочие мощные тейки как они сегодня изучают ранние дебаты между большевиками и меньшевиками. Но говоря о более серьезном: С сегодняшнего дня сотрудничать с Вандеей наверное больше […]

Lazy Glossophiliac Attaqs the Neocon Cockroach Blogging at The Unz Review

50 Оттенков Михаила Светова

Речь пойдет о перспективном ведущем модного шоу SVTV, тысячнике в ЖЖ, фанате японской мультипликации, об отце русского либертарианства наконец, Михаиле Светове. очаровательный молодой человек Несмотря на свою тонкую душевную организацию, Михаил никогда не стеснялся делиться своими самыми сокровенными чувствами и эстетическими переживаниями с интернетом. В своем ЖЖ (vishka.livejournal.com) он открыто давал понять, с чем он […]

Translation: Vadim Gorshenin – “McCain Looked for a Kremlin Mouthpiece”

In response to Putin’s (in)famous NYT op-ed, McCain told CNN he’d love to reciprocate on Pravda. He was probably surprised when they agreed to it – but he may not have gotten quite what he expected, according to Pravda.ru’s chief Vadim Gorshenin. “McCain Looked for a Kremlin Mouthpiece, and was not Mistaken” The Chairman of […]

A Conversation with Weiss

As far as I understand, Michael D. Weiss is one of those neocons who loves Guantanamo but has a special soft spot in his heart for those Muslims who happen to be fighting Russia or some other state that the US doesn’t like much. When he isn’t chumming it up with his jihadist pals in […]

Mark Adomanis: Do As US Officials Say, Or Else!…

Mark Adomanis thinks Russia should extradite – or at least expel – Edward Snowden because… get this, it’s current stance (i.e. leaving him in at Sheremetyevo Airport, an international territory) constitutes “trolling” of the US. This is, to be quite frank, a rather strange argument. Would the US extradite a Russian Snowden? To even ask the […]

And They Say Mark Adomanis Is A Putin Stooge

Anti-corruption efforts have been significantly stepped up in recent months, both in terms of headline making events (e.g. the dismissal of Serdyukov) and the less heralded progress in the introduction of new laws to combat the source. One of these is a ban on Russian bureaucrats holding foreign bank accounts (this represents a watering down of […]

Kathy Lally Didn’t Get Any Flowers Today. How Sad.

Happy International Women’s Day! Today I had occasion to read one of the most inadvertently hilarious things about Russia in the Western media from Kathy Lally (pictured right) from the Washington Post in which she complains that Russian women get flowers, not power. Citing the opinion of one Russian woman from the “Center for Social and Political […]

Liberal Butthurt Over The Depardieu Defection

I had great fun observing the fallout over Depardieu’s “defection” to Russia. The reason for the apostrophes is of course because it had nothing to do with it. It was Depardieu trolling Hollande and the French “Socialists”, and Putin trolling Westerners and his own homegrown “democratic journalists.” (Or maybe not? In any case, I for […]

The Guardian Censors You Even If You Don’t Overtly Disagree With Them

Here is the article, by Nick Cohen. And below are the two comments (one by myself) that were censored. I have corrected a few grammatical points in this post. They were eventually restored, wonder of wonders, but only after two days – and therefore all interest – had passed, and after I had sent an […]

Andrew Ryvkin’s Strange Ideas About The Russian Economy

By the usual standards of Guardian reporting on Russia, this one by GQ Russia editor Andrew Ryvkin is… well, about par for the course. Citing a recent PwC report that Russia will overtake Germany to become Europe’s biggest economy in 2030, he asks, “Should we believe them?” Well, the PwC is just repeating predictions made […]

So Who’s The New Clown At The Economist’s Russia Desk?

I really did think it was getting better there under Joshu Yaffa, certainly it’s not typical of him to write such vitriolic but more importantly factually inaccurate articles. Let’s hope the world’s sleaziest magazine was getting one of their old-timers to file for him that day, instead of representing the start of a new descent into Lucasian raving. […]