Russia’s secular society is still affected by a tradition of Orthodox Christianity, pro-nationalistic and pro-Kremlin attitudes.

What does the acclaimed book, “Dr. Zhivago” and the musical “Jesus Christ, Superstar” have in common? Besides being the source of two very popular movies (trailers below) they share a common bond of being major productions that the artistic, cultural community in Russia disdains for their anti-Russian religious values and political stereotypes.

A Tale of Two Christmases

A Tale of Two Christmases: Putin Prayed to God, Obama Hit the Links Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama both kept up their Christmas traditions this year, showing that they are indeed two very different kinds of men. Just as they did last year, Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin chose to spend Christmas 2016, their last…

It will be a miracle if Trump makes it to the Inauguration

The recent controversy surrounding the probability that Russia hacked into Democratic party computers in order to have damaging emails released by WikiLeaks just prior to the General Election is really quite interesting. Interesting due to the Democratic Party’s opposing contention that Trump, in fact, was in collusion with Putin as a means of keeping Hillary…

Valentina Lisitsa is a virtuoso concert pianist and not afraid to speak her mind

Valentina Lisitsa is an Ukrainian-born virtuoso pianist. As talented as she is beautiful, she has played at major and prestigious concert halls throughout the world; however, Lisitsa now finds herself in an international controversy due to what some “establishment-types” consider “offense political comments” she made on her Twitter page. It was apparently so disturbing to…

Monsanto banned in Russia

GMOs or geneticaly modified organisms/foods are a perfect example of a corporate promise of future benefits for mankind being a cover for simple greed and global market control. Monsanto, which manufactures agricultural pesticides (including Agent Orange for the Vietnam War) has developed a series of genetically modified plant foods that it claims are resistant to…

Ukraine – another Syria?

The Syrian Fiasco There is something vaguely familiar about President Obama’s calls for Ukraine self-determination. The similarity is Syria’s recent “revolution,” where the U.S. called for military intervention due to the alleged use of chemical weapons against protesters by the Assad regime. The only problem with that justification is that it was an internal struggle…