Category Archives: Popular Culture

Russian Teenagers Winning TikTok War

Dear Readers: I am probably not the most qualified blogger to report on TikTok “trends” since I avidly avoid all social media, with the exception of blogging itself. Nor do I have the slightest clue what TikTok actually is, or … Continue reading

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TV Series Review: La Casa de Papel – Part II

Dear Readers: I probably should have preceded Part I of my review with the words SPOILERS ALERTS! It may be too late for some innocent readers who learned a few crucial plot secrets before watching the show. I am thinking … Continue reading

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TV Series Review: La Casa de Papel – Part I

Dear Readers: My excuse for writing this review is to pretend that I am a serious intellectual analyzing a political and cultural phenemenon. In reality, I’m just a dopey fan who loves this particular TV show, despite my better judgement! … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Death of Stalin

Dear Readers: The film “The Death Of Stalin” came out in 2017, but I only got around to seeing it this past weekend. Well, nobody could ever accuse me of writing timely reviews, but hopefully my review is good, if … Continue reading

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TV Review: The Queen’s Gambit

Dear Readers: I begin this 2021 New Year (Happy New Year, everybody, by the way!) with a review of a popular TV mini-series on Netflix.  Netflix, I know, I know… they’re the imperialist running dogs who promoted the Al Qaeda … Continue reading

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American Rapper Accuses Russians Of Racism – Part II

Dear Readers: Today ending Black History Month on a positive note and concluding this analysis by Russian reporter Stanislav Borzyakov.  Who, I believe, is right on target in his take on American race relations; on the relationship between the U.S. … Continue reading

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American Rapper Accuses Russians Of Racism – Part I

Dear Readers: We are nearing the end of February, which is Black History month in the good ole USA.  And this year, African-Americans even get an extra day — hoorah!  My loyal readers know that I started celebrating Black History … Continue reading

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Simonyan: Why I Refuse To Tie The Knot

Dear Readers: Today I have this piece from a few days back. It’s interesting because it highlights some tensions in the Russian elite regarding the proper relationship of Church and State.  And also jibes very neatly with the ongoing debate … Continue reading

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Review of Spongebob The Musical – A Marxist Perspective

Dear Readers: Today I endeavour a rather learned and scholarly essay concerning a young sponge, “Absorbent and yellow and porous is he…” as the song goes.  And how he and his friends and teammates succeed in averting an existential threat … Continue reading

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Godunov Continuation – Recap-ka of Monomakh! – Episode 9

Episode 9 Recap: Dear Readers:  I have timed my episode recaps to conclude today, July 22, the 406th Anniversary of the coronation of Tsar Mikhail Romanov.  Which event officially put an end to the Time of Troubles.  Tsar Michael went … Continue reading

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