Category Archives: Popular Culture

Germany Double Feature, Rammstein Is Back! – Part II

Dear Readers: Today, as promised, I have this review of the new Rammstein music video “Deutschland” (“Germany”), by Russian reporter Anton Krylov.  The headline reads: Rammstein Offended German Officials With Their View of German History European officials are not much … Continue reading

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Germany Double Feature, Rammstein Is Back! – Part I

Dear Readers: Still on the theme of Germany, I have this piece from the Russian press, with Anton Krylov’s review of the new Rammstein video, “Deutschland”.  You can view the official version of the vid on the Rammstein site here.  … Continue reading

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Germany Double Feature: When Horses Fly, You Better Wear a Helmet – Part I

Dear Readers: I am doing something a little different today:  Instead of multi-part posts, I plan instead a “double feature”.  Both on the theme of Germany.  My susceptible brain has received two German-themed stimuli in the last couple of days: … Continue reading

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Review of Russian TV Miniseries Godunov – Part IV

Dear Readers: Today concluding my review of this worthy TV series.  But first, a word about Russian names.  Names are always a fascinating topic, since virtually every human being has a name. Most savvy readers are probably aware, but for … Continue reading

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Review of Russian TV Miniseries Godunov – Part III

Dear Readers: Continuing my review of Season 1 of the Russian miniseries “Boris Godunov”.  As in any Shakespearean tragedy, the seeds of the hero’s downfall are planted well before his rise.  And so it came to pass with Boris.  Godunov … Continue reading

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Review of Russian TV Miniseries Godunov – Part II

Dear Readers: I had no clue what to expect when I started watching the Russian TV miniseries about Boris Godunov.  I feared it might be just another kreakle-fest.  Like, maybe condemning Autocracy and Tyranny with ham-fisted metaphors.  As mentioned, this … Continue reading

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Review of Russian TV Miniseries Godunov – Part I

Dear Readers: I just finished binging on Season 1 of the Russian TV (Channel Rossiya-1) miniseries called “Godunov“.  The series was produced in 2018. This miniseries is terrific (in my opinion) and quite addictive. Perhaps even signaling the rebirth of … Continue reading

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