Monthly Archives: April 2017

“Hidden Agendas” – Why Hollywood Be Hatin’ On the Russians – Part II

Dear Readers: This post will conclude my review of the Hollywood movie “Hidden Figures“, which I saw recently.  Using as my particular slant the movie’s cavalier contempt for Russia and Russians which, alas, is just an ideological given in Hollywood … Continue reading

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“Hidden Agendas” – Why Hollywood Be Hatin’ On the Russians – Part I

Dear Readers: A couple of days ago I watched the 2016 Hollywood movie “Hidden Figures”.  Disclosure:  I didn’t read the book yet, upon which the movie is based, but I plan to read it, as it sounds extremely interesting.  All … Continue reading

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Odessa: Shame and Deception

Dear Readers: Today I have for you this bitter philippic penned by the appropriately named Russian TV journalist Valentin Philippov.  Like a Roman Senator of the time of Cato the Elder, Philippov curses his native city, its corruption and cowardice, and … Continue reading

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Eugene Onegin: Tchaikovsky Conquers the Met – Part II

Dear Readers: Today’s post will conclude my review of the Metropolitan Opera Saturday matinee production of “Eugene Onegin” by Tchaikovsky. Which I watched in an American IMAX movie theater in Live HD streaming, a way of distributing culture to the masses, … Continue reading

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Eugene Onegin: Tchaikovsky Conquers the Met – Part I

Dear Readers: This is my review of the Metropolitan Opera Saturday matinee production of “Eugene Onegin” by Tchaikovsky.  I watched/heard, alas, not in the actual theater at Lincoln Center in New York City, but, second-best choice, in an IMAX movie theater in … Continue reading

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Sakhnin Recants (Sort of) – Part IV

Dear Readers: Today finishing off this interview, in Komsomolskaya Pravda, with Russian political dissident Alexei Sakhnin.  Alexei’s interlocutor is reporter Darya Aslamova who met with Sakhnin in a pub in Stockholm, Sweden.  Sakhnin had just finished recounting his rise and fall … Continue reading

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Sakhnin Recants (Sort of) – Part III

Dear Readers: Please excuse the interruption of one day in our continuing saga of Alexei Sakhnin.  I had important work to do:  I was busy posting fan fiction in the comment section over on Mark Chapman’s blog, (long story), hence the … Continue reading

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