Tag Archives: Margarita Simonyan

Linoy Drops Ribbon, Simonyan Drops Human Decency

I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness…” (Allen Ginsberg) Dear Readers: Temporarily shifting from a very painful era in Russian history (the Stalin purges of Red Army officers), forward in time to a different kind of … 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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The Master wants to teach Margarita a lesson – Part II

Dear Readers: Today translating Margarita Simonyan’s essay from April 25, summarized here, that was the one that ticked off the American-sponsored jihadist Ramazan Alpaut.  Just reiterating here that Margarita’s main thesis is not one that is necessarily shared by the … Continue reading

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The Master wants to teach Margarita a lesson – Part I

Dear Readers: This post may span a couple of days, therefore I will post my usual “month-closing” for April when I’m done with this. An interesting story…  The lede is this: a “journalist” (air-quotes) by the name of Ramazan Alpaut … Continue reading

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Margarita Simonyan Responds to Clapper’s Accusations

Dear Readers: American news and blogosphere are teeming with the story about out-going Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper, and his lurid accusations against the Russian newsite RT.  Clapper was put into his office by President Obama in 2010.  … Continue reading

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