A few weeks ago, I appeared on Post-Politika, a small Russian liberal debate/discussion YouTube channel with a thousand subscribers. A friend produced a highlight of my takes; the full video can be found here - Unfortunately it was all in Russian, with no translation. But the gist of it was that they invited three people... Read More
No, the other kind of Caucasian. The ones who live between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. А couple of weeks ago, Cherkess activists were successful in forcing the removal of a newly unveiled monument to the Russian soldiers who conquered the region in the 19th century in Adler, a city close to Sochi.... Read More
The US has a problem. It has too many statues of evil white men, such as the Confederate generals, the Founding Fathers, Columbus, and even the first governor of Russian Alaska, Alexander Baranov. You may not personally consider it a problem, but plenty of your compatriots do, and they're usually more influential than you. Sucks... Read More
Kneeling before the #BlackLivesMatter cult seems to be acquiring something of a "voluntary-compulsory" character in the West (a Soviet era oxymoron signifying something that is voluntary in theory, but compulsory in practice, if you know what's good for you). Sure, you don't have to kneel. But if you don't kneel, you might draw the righteous... 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.