Monthly Archives: November 2016

Holocaust On Ice: When Westies Don’t Like Edgy Culture – Part II

Dear Readers: Yesterday we looked at an amazing figure skating program performed on a popular Russian TV show called “Ice Age”, which is similar in concept to the American show Skating With the Stars.  Russian superstar Olympic Ice Dancer Tatiana Navka … Continue reading

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Holocaust On Ice: When Westies Don’t Like Edgy Culture – Part I

Dear Readers: In the past couple of weeks, we have been talking so much about Culture, the meaning of Art, and what is true Art and what is not, and all o’that.  For years and even decades, Western media has making … Continue reading

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Aleppo Cauldron Shrinking, Syrian Forces Winning

Dear Readers, Returning to the theme of the Syria War, today I have this piece by Russian military correspondent Evgeny Krutikov.  Krutikov reports that, over the past few days, the Syrian army has managed to “split into two” the Aleppo Cauldron.  … Continue reading

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Russia Expresses Condolences For Castro’s Death

Dear Readers: I am back in action now, after a few days away on a ski vacation.  As it so happens, I was skiing up at Killington, Vermont.  Bernie Sanders territory!  Where all the people are super-friendly, and that’s no … Continue reading

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Op-Ed: On Modern Russian Culture: Epilogue to the Prologue

Dear Readers: We are finally at the end of our torturous journey through the Inferno of Modern Russian Culture.  With Lyttenburgh playing the role, both of Virgil, and one of Satan’s Little Lashers.  (You know, those little demons, who poke … Continue reading

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Op-Ed: On Modern Russian Culture: Part V

Dear Readers: You and I have wandered together on this long journey through the Inferno of Lyttenburgh’s brain.  We reached the epicenter of Russian cultural Hell, where a Satanic Gerontocracy ™ of handshakeable kreakles impose their pornographic “Visions” of High Art upon … Continue reading

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Op-Ed: On Modern Russian Culture: Part IV

Dear Readers: Today we continue reading Lyttenburgh’s opus togther.  And with my belated apologies to Lyttenburgh for losing my self-control yesterday, when I rudely inserted my own rant into his.  In my own defense:  I have endured in stoic silence all … Continue reading

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Op-Ed: On Modern Russian Culture: Part III

Dear Readers: In our tortuous winding journey into the Bowels of Russian Culture, we finally got close to Ground Zero, what the ancient Romans used to call the crux of the issue.  And perhaps that Konstantin Raikin’s cri de coeur … Continue reading

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Op-Ed: On Modern Russian Culture: Part II

Dear Readers: Continuing our journey into the Bowels of Cultural Hell, guided by Lyttenburgh, our modern-day Virgil.  Yesterday we traced the history of European culture, from the ancient bards all the way up to Vladimir Vysotsky. Along our route, Lyttenburgh made … Continue reading

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Op-Ed: On Modern Russian Culture: Part I

Dear Readers: And thus we continue our journey into the intrepid mind of Russia’s foremost Culture Critic, Lyttenburgh.  Yesterday we learned about Theater Director Konstantin Raikin’s scandalous public rant, which shook the great nation of Russia to its foundations and … Continue reading

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