I didn’t know about a certain “sports journalist” and emigre called Slava Malamud until the following amusing exchange with RT journalist Bryan MacDonald came up on my feed.
You are also welcome to go and perform various sexual acts on yourself, Putin's lickspittle useful idiot.
— Slava Malamud (@SlavaMalamud) June 7, 2021
Out of curiosity, I did a few searches on his feed. He is not completely inconsequential, having 35,000 followers.
So far as the US goes, he repeats the typical pro-BLM and progressive talking points expected of handshakeworthy members of society, while not forgetting to lecture Americans on how they should live:
Helpful hint, my native-born friends.
Immigrants do not want to change America into their old countries. Think logically, my old country is THE LAST place I want to live in. Which is why I am here.
Conservatives, on the other hand, want to change America into XIX century America.
— Slava Malamud (@SlavaMalamud) June 18, 2021
However, his real venom is reserved for Russia. For instance, he took strong exception to Russian fans booing virtue signaling Belgian football players taking the knee, calling it a joke country.
Please, let me know when Russia is down by 3. I want this joke of a country out of the tourney ASAP https://t.co/gZ1j5hlaf5
— Slava Malamud (@SlavaMalamud) June 12, 2021
All well and good.
Curiously, though, for all the very progressive, anti-racist, and pro-immigration stances he adopts, he does seem to have very strong feelings about the necessity of a “Jewish ethnostate” in Israel.
Which you won't. And even if you did, we wouldn't believe you because history. So, here we are. Accept our right to have an ethnostate, and we can work from there.
If Rep. Omar gets on board, I will give her opinions more thought.
As of now, she still has the right to voice them.
— Slava Malamud (@SlavaMalamud) June 10, 2021
I am not pretending to be objective. I am a Jew. But I am also realistic. Israel as a Jewish ethnostate is not going. The only way to get rid of it is to outnuke it. Wanna try? Or, maybe, let's not?
— Slava Malamud (@SlavaMalamud) May 17, 2021
But what’s good for the goose is not so for the gander:
It also defines the Russians as "state-founding ethnicity", officially designating the country as an ethnostate. Well, isn't fascism swell now?
— Slava Malamud (@SlavaMalamud) March 2, 2020
Russian ethnostate: “Isn’t fascism swell now?”
Jewish ethnostate: “The only way to get rid of it is to outnuke it. Wanna try?”
Also, pointing this out makes you a Russian Nazi:
Try to live your life in a way that upsets Russian Nazis. pic.twitter.com/b5HBmWbIUm
— Slava Malamud (@SlavaMalamud) June 16, 2021
Unsurprisingly, he plugs Julia Ioffe, who has a broadly similar profile – Vice-President of the Israel Public Affairs Committee during her time at Princeton, castigates Putin as an anti-Semite for saying that it wasn’t just Jews who were murdered in the Holocaust.
All fans of Russian pessimism (and I assume all my followers are) should sign up for @juliaioffe's newsletter, appropriately titled "Tomorrow Will Be Worse." Even I get wonderfully depressed reading it. It's like Dostoyevsky, with less reactionary hysterics and more relevance.
— Slava Malamud (@SlavaMalamud) June 15, 2021
Since March 2020, his LinkedIn lists him as a “social media manager” for the Khodorkovsky-funded Free Russia Foundation.