Since the Russian election is taking place on the anniversary of Crimea's incorporation into Russia - an intentional play to increase turnout - now is as good a time as any to reflect on the complete failure of the Kremlin's Ukraine policy. The Adepts of Putin's "Clever Plan" have predicted all twelve of the Ukraine's... Read More
We all know what the US State Department and its PR lackeys (the Western media) thought about it. How about everyone else? What Crimeans thought about it: What the Crimean Tatars thought about it: What the Euromaidanists thought about it:
In recent days, the Ukrainian "Peacekeeper" (Mirotvorets) website has started posting the personal data of Russian fighter pilots fighting terrorsts in Syria. For those not in the know, "Peacekeeper" is a website that collects profiles on the enemies of the Ukrainian junta. Ranging from "terrorists" to dastardly "supporters of federalization," this includes people from Putin... Read More
I have always loved falsifiable predictions. Let's look at some that Ukrainian policians have made for Ukraine. President Leonid Kravchuk, 1991: In 10 years, we will become the richest country in Europe. We will be a second France! President Viktor Yushchenko, 2004: In 10 years, we will live like Poland! Leader of the Opposition and... Read More
For those who missed this affair, the aptly urled Russian website bs-life.ru (Business Life) published a secret Kremlin directive to compensate the relatives of 2,000 Russian military KIA and 3,200 WIA . Alarm bells should have rung from the start. Start with the website. The design runs on a free, mass-use Joomla magazine template. I... Read More
Artwork by Vsevolod Ivanov. A few months ago, I had the pleasure of participating in an "Ascending the Tower" podcast produced by neoreactionary luminaries Surviving Babel and Nick B. Steves. We talked about foreign policy, especially as it pertains to Russia, modern European and American history, the rise of Western universalism, neocons, and the Ukrainian... Read More
In the latest news from the ongoing comedy skit that is Ukrainian politics, we learn that Mikheil Saakashvili has been appointed governor of Odessa oblast. Who is Saakashvili? The son of Soviet apparatchiks with ties to the diplomatic service, which was dominated by Georgians in the late USSR, this onetime university dropout enjoyed a great... Read More
She was a member of Aidar, which is known for its brutality and ill-discipline even relative to the other Ukrainian Neo-Nazi volunteer batallions. Though she wasn't seen much at the front, as there were more important matters to be seen to in the rest of Ukraine, such as corporate raids on "separatist" companies in her... Read More
The following leaflets are being spread in Slavyansk, a once focal point of the Donbass resistance that was recaptured by Ukrainian forces in July last year: Translation: How to recognize your typical separatist? Calls for the entry of Russian troops or suggests surrendering to Russia. Propagandizes Russian symbols and spreads the idea of the "Russian... Read More
I am a blogger, thinker, and businessman in the SF Bay Area. I’m originally from Russia, spent many years in Britain, and studied at U.C. Berkeley.
One of my tenets is that ideologies tend to suck. As such, I hesitate about attaching labels to myself. That said, if it’s really necessary, I suppose “liberal-conservative neoreactionary” would be close enough.
Though I consider myself part of the Orthodox Church, my philosophy and spiritual views are more influenced by digital physics, Gnosticism, and Russian cosmism than anything specifically Judeo-Christian.