Eighteen years after its publication, the novel Buddha’s Little Finger (Чапаев и Пустота) written by Victor Pelevin remains important and fresh.There is a reason why Russia is such a mysterious country for the rest of the world.… Read the rest
What is freedom?
Is this an ability to act according to one’s wishes without fear of being punished? Can you call something freedom when it takes freedom from the others?… Read the rest
INTRO: Russia is a monarchy. Politologists may call it cleptocracy, the opposition – a totalitarian state, and Putin’s ideologists – a sovereign democracy. In reality, the monarchy was restored in Russia in 1999. It was done by Yeltsin, who gave Vladimir Putin keys to the Kremlin.… Read the rest
*********J Edgar ( 2011, dir. Clint Eastwood)
I’ll start with Hoover. It’s a fantastic film and I disagree with critics’ opinion that the film doesn’t really reveal Hoover’s character or that it doesn’t explore enough Hoover’s motives and personal demons.… Read the rest