- 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
- The Errors of "Conventional
October 19, 2014 10:56PM
- Vysotsky - Ballad of Childhood
October 15, 2014 01:58AM
- Kurt Cobain and Heart
October 14, 2014 04:32AM
- Feminism in Relationships
October 14, 2014 03:37AM
- Feminism and Islam
October 13, 2014 03:39AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
October 18, 2014 08:19PM
- “And, they have every
right to want that.
of these women want to be with
October 14, 2014 03:00AM
- “Chiller, if there really
is a sizable constituency of
feminists, I hope
October 14, 2014 12:26AM
- “FM: Don't attack me just
because I am male. There are
who have ill will
October 13, 2014 11:42PM
- “Prove it.”
October 13, 2014 11:39PM
Ilya Shambat's Links
The world's most successful animal species are ones that have learned to live with humans - as pets, as food or as parasites.
In the first category are dogs, cats, and to a lesser extent hamsters and guinea pigs.
In the second category are cows, chickens, ducks, pigs, goats and sheep.… Read full post »
The concept of "sociopath" has been misused to brand people who do not fit under the definition. Particularly, it has been used to brand rebels against various kinds of social wrongs.
That is not, nor was it ever, the meaning of the term "sociopath."
A sociopath is someone who's cold,… Read full post »
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