- Melbourne, VIC, Australia
- November 21
- Adda Enterprises
- Born in Russia, family moved to America when I was 12. Got a degree from University of Virginia at 18. Worked for Oracle, translated four books of classical Russian poety, was part of San Francisco and Washington, DC poetry and music scene. Good friends with San Francisco's own Persephone's Bees and acquainted with Patch Adams. Currently married with children, residing in Australia and working on a clean energy technology implementation.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Getting Philanthropy Right
March 09, 2014 12:19AM
- Western Hypocrisy or Putin's
March 07, 2014 11:25PM
- Anna Akhmatova in English
February 27, 2014 09:54PM
- On Gender Essentialism
February 25, 2014 10:11PM
- Great Leap Backwards
February 24, 2014 09:56PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “OLN: I'm not sure. In my
experience, there are two
February 23, 2014 02:08AM
- “Kosher: Sharing
February 22, 2014 02:26AM
- “Oh yeah, I'm SUCH an
February 21, 2014 09:31PM
- “Sean, I am not seeking
to insult Christianity. I want
it move away from
February 08, 2014 11:28PM
- “Interesting response
James. I don't often hear
February 08, 2014 11:22PM
Ilya Shambat's Links
In http://edition.cnn.com/2014/03/07/opinion/putin-western-hypocrosy/index.html?hpt=hp_c2 , Simon Teasdale opined that America's protesting against Russian troop movements in Ukraine is hypocritical. My response is: So are Russian troop movements.
Putin was nowhere to be seen when Ukraine's lead… Read full post »
Anna Akhmatova in English translation at
Site also contains links to translations of Osip Mandelshtam, Vladimir Vysotsky, Marina Tsvetayeva, Alexander Blok and Igor Severyanin at
Kansas has passed a law allowing parents and teachers to hit children hard enough to leave marks. This is a great leap backwards.
This great leap backwards has been done in the name of "family values." As a family man, and a father, I can say right away that family life - and… Read full post »
Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson may be the world's biggest fracker (Exxon is the biggest natural gas producer in the U.S.) but he isn't stupid. He'll frack my backyard and tell me it's good for me and he'll frack your place too, but don't let any frackers near his home. He knows… Read full post »
The bloody clashes in Kiev have shown that western Ukrainians and eastern Ukrainians are having a hard time living with one another. There is a good reason for that. Ukraine was never really a country; and the western Ukrainians and eastern Ukrainians have… Read full post »
The opponents of universal health care are both mean and stupid. They are mean because they want people to go bankrupt in case of an illness. And they are stupid because some of these people will be themselves.
As a political researcher, I've seen all sorts of sites about politicians dedicated… Read full post »
The recent clashes between Muslims and Christians in Central African Republic have been compared to Rwanda genocide and referred to as "ethnic-religious cleansing." There is nothing ethnic about it. What we see is a religious war, and it has nothing to do with ethnicity.
The main difference between e… Read full post »
There remains a continuing distrust and alienation between Russia and America; and I think that it is high time that this end. Russia and America are not blood enemies. They are two great powers that had different ideas and that did different things pursuant them.
Probably the most important aspect o… Read full post »
There have been a number of women who've been contacting me through phone or email wanting to have a relationship with me. This is happening at a time in my life when I'm not looking for either a relationship or sex.
It is interesting, is it not, that good things don't… Read full post »
As someone raised in the former Soviet Union, I would be the last person that one would expect to speak in favor of small-time entrepreneurs. Yet I have had some very good experiences with small-time entrepreneurs, and I've grown to respect them.
The small-time entrepreneurs all want things done in t… Read full post »