Scan from pp.156 of the "Russian Calendar" for 1915, a yearly publication from Alexander Suvorin's publishing house that ran from 1872-1917* that has been making the rounds on Runet. Crimes committed /100,000 by ethnicity in late Russian Empire: Theft Admin Crimes Assault State crimes Robbery Murder Commercial Crimes Fraud Poles 25 11 12 2 4... Read More
Then follow the stereotypes. They will never lead you astray: Alexander Kireev: Popularity of "incest" searches in Russia. Regions most interested in chasing sister's skirt: Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetia. So much for Caucasian sexual "morality" (but we knew that anyway). Least interested: Karelia, Moscow, Saint Petersburg. Worldwide, twice as many Central Asians - especially Tajiks and... Read More
Are you an anti-Semite? Wonder no longer! Take the poll here: Am I an anti-Semite? The SPLC and RationalWiki both seem to think so. But there are also those who believe I am a hasbara shill, or even Jewish myself. Either way, I don't appear to be a particularly enthusiastic philo/anti-Semitic propagandist - of the... Read More
In the spirit of Foreign Policy's map of Chinese stereotypes about Europe, I did the same thing for Russia using the autocomplete to "why [country/people]..." in Google.ru. Vast swathes of Eastern Europe are dominated by Russians asking why the local denizens don't like them, so to make room for more interesting stereotypes, I just colored... 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.