The second installment of my analysis of "Brave New World" of 2010s cinema involves examples spanning the globe from the U.S., England, Ireland and Russia.
In April 1940, agents working for Stalin murdered tens of thousands of people here. Why? They were afraid of them thinking too much.
Hint: it has to do with Nazis, Russian bots and Donald Trump.
Once in a while--a great while--I write about my dreams on this blog. I don't do it very often, but my "dream posts" have often [...]
This is how a little village in Karelia looked 100 years ago, in full natural color.
Russian novels and movies have a certain thing about them that at once attracts and repels me. What is it?
Few recent astronomical events have been as sudden, or as dramatic, as the meteor explosion over Russia in the winter of 2013.
Few things spoke more clearly about the collapse of Communism than the opening of McDonald's in Moscow in January 1990.
Check out Nicky's digs, which he ultimately lost as a result of the Russian Revolution.
Feeling wintry? Check out this view of Moscow in the late Imperial era by painter Ivan Aivazovsky.