A strong collection that should serve as a counterweight for those in the Neoreaction who admire Putin and Russia for not being pussified, decadent and atheistic. It is true that the West is becoming these things, but let’s not take Russia as some kind of example of what we want.
… for the 11.5 million people in its capital city of Moscow, life in Russia is forging on in a curious way, bordering on theater of the absurd. Absurdity is part of daily life. And the higher its concentration, the less people seem to notice it, since they’re not only the audience but also have to get on with their lives in the middle of this play.
… Most Muscovites go about their daily lives. But behind the public displays of patriotism and demonstrative apathy, another feeling is getting stronger: disgust. Moscow resembles a room in which there’s a corpse. And everybody is trying not to notice it. __ Routine Absurdity of Moscow
In Russia, lying has become a traditional value without which the state cannot exist. Television constructed a parallel world in which fascists came to power…
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