As of May 31, all of Russia's civil airports have been renamed in line with a national Internet poll on the topic. Here are the changes (via Google Translate): Sheremetyevo Airport - poet Alexander Pushkin; “Domodedovo” airport - scientist Mikhail Lomonosov; airport "Vnukovo" - aircraft designer Andrei Tupolev; the airport of Anadyr "Ugolny" - by... Read More
My Romania post will hopefully be up in a few days. In the meantime, I'll share my impressions of the Sukhoi Superjet 100, which I flew for the first time on the way back from Bucharest. Overall impressions: Meh. As densely packed as any Airbus, and way more vibrations and creaking sounds than the average... Read More
Map of the biggest airports in Russia and the ex-USSR by 2017 passenger traffic including transit flights. Incidentally, this makes Moscow the world's 13th biggest city airport system (London is first, with 171 million), having risen up from obscurity in the 1990s (see comparison right). Growth continues to be vigorous into 2018 - as of... 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.