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Novi Sad: January 21 – 23, the Racija

23 Jan

Many of the victims were marched onto the frozen Danube and died when artillery was unleashed on the frozen river surface. You have to be a particularly perverse kind of facho to think of that way to murder people.

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Photo: protestor in Omsk, January 23rd 2021

23 Jan
Alexey Malgavko

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“This is so me.”

23 Jan

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“Russia will be free.” Can a critical mass of Russians actually get a critical degree of angry?

23 Jan

Or will Solzhenitsyn be right again?

“We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more — we had no awareness of the real situation… We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.” A.S.

From Guardian: “Thousands of Alexei Navalny supporters join protests across Russia.”

From NYTimes: “Navalny Protests: Live Updates as Mass Rallies Sweep Across Russia

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New Header Image: Zinaida Serebryakova — Зинаида Серебрякова — self-portrait, 1909

23 Jan

I recently discovered the painting of 20th-century Russian realist Zinaida Serebryakova (Зинаида Серебрякова). She was born into a part-French family of artists and lower gentry in eastern Ukraine, and lived a totally charmed life there and and in St. Petersburg, till the Revolution upended it all as it did for hundreds of millions others. Read about it.

I’ve totally fallen in love with her work, and that will probably convince many of what a hopeless, sentimental philistine I am, plus a shameless idealizer of pre-Revolutionary Russia, plus a sexist. No problem. I’ll be posting one painting weekly on the Jadde home page till I’m through with my favorites.

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Lies, lies, lies….the olympus view again

20 Jan

Nikos Michailidis @NikosMichailid4Ολύμπια ηλιοβασιλέματα…” (roll eyes emoji)

Aside for his weakness for this one tall tale about Salonica and Olympus, Nikos Mihailidis (Νίκος Μιχαηλίδης) is engaged in :

Cultural Anthropology /Observing Humans/Social theory is not dogma/Interested in the meaning of things/Politics/Arts/Technology/Producing-Materializing Ideas: Cosmopolitan villager Hellenic PRINCETON.edu/news/alumnus-p…

and is a stupendous resource for anything Hellenic through the ages/Byzantine/Ottoman/Modern-Day state relations and affairs…check out his Twitter account: @NikosMichailid4

He’s also a stupendous kemence player (Pontic lyra) and has lots of YouTube content, especially great numbers like this:

St. Nick’s, my parish church when in Peter

18 Jan

St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral

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Top Withens, a ruined farmhouse located on the Pennine moors, is thought to have inspired Emily Brontë’s novel Wuthering Heights (1847).

18 Jan
Fay Godwin

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Scumbags…forgive my French… When does Russia fucking grow up???

18 Jan

Photo: Bosporus, winter 1954

16 Jan

Exact location and provenance unknown.

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