- Melbourne, VIC, Australia
- November 21
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- 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.
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Ilya Shambat's Links
A number of years ago, then Senator from Kansas, Sam Brownback, made a case that material from Hollywood should be censored, under the grounds that some of that material is misogynistic.
As much distaste as I have for misogynistic rap, I do not see how Congress can legally do anything about… Read full post »
As a researcher for a political information site, I get to see a lot of information from political candidates. Some of it is pertinent, and some of it is not. I am writing here what I do not like to see on the websites of candidates.
One thing I don't want… Read full post »
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 »