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This Be the Verse 2 (Resurgent Russian Empire)

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O dostoevskimo of moving clouds!
O pushkinotes of swooning noon!
Night looks like Tyutchev,
Filling the measured with immensity.
—Velimir Khlebnikov, circa 1907-08

Thanks to Sergey Birjukow for the heads-up 11 more words

Putinism

Inaccuracies In Russia-Related Novels

I’ve been slowly working my way through my to-read list on Goodreads and it’s been a very interesting experience. The library system where I live has most of the books on there and I’ve been checking them out and seeing how they are. 1,033 more words

Russia

Old Tiflis Photo Streams - vol. 2

Cover photo: Street of Sololaki

Video selection of photographs of Tiflis (Tbilisi) taken in various historical times and mediums: photography, painting, gravure. Posted in social networks during February, 2016. 90 more words

Many Russians feeling nostalgic for communist past

An ‘Aha!’ moment. Wondering why Vladimir Putin has been so keen on military involvement in Syria? Why he’s been bombing the sh** out of Bashar el Assad’s opponents? 251 more words

International Affairs

Book review - Queen of Someday

This is a review for Queen of Someday (Stolen Empire Series book 1) by Sherry Ficklin. It’s the first of a trilogy and is free to download (although it’s also available as a… 422 more words

Reviews

Dwindling of Russian Identity in Latvia

According to a census in 2015, over a quarter of Latvia’s citizens are ethnic Russian. At 25.8%, they number around 512,400, the second highest ethnic group (with ethnic Latvians being number one at over 1.2 million). 405 more words

Russia