Category Archives: Only in Russia

Russian Foreign Ministry: Jewish Money Elected Donald Trump

Maria Zakhrova, director of Information and Press Department of the Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry and the Ministry’s official representative, displayed blatant Antisemitism in her comments on the U.S. presidential elections. On November 13, 2016, she explained on the Russian TV (Channel 1) talk-show “Sunday Evening” (hosted by Vladimir Soloviev) that the Jews and their money were the decisive factor in the… Read More »

Skier in a Hat

On November 4, 2016, the National Unity Day, a gigantic monument of Prince St .Vladimir, who Christianized Kiev Rus in 988, was unveiled on the Boroditsky Square in front of the Kremlin. At the opening celebration President Vladimir Putin, Russian Patriarch Kirill, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, head of the Foreign Intelligence Service Sergei Naryshkin, Minister of Culture Vladimir… Read More »

Russians for Trump

Donald Trump’s victory in the US prompted cheers of Russian officials. On November 9, during a plenary session of the Russian Duma (Parliament), Vyacheslav Molotov’s grandson, Vyacheslav Nikonov, known for his nationalist and anti-American statements, addressed to the audience: “Dear friends, dear colleagues, three minutes ago Hillary Clinton acknowledged her defeat in the presidential elections of the United… Read More »

Ivan Gets a Makeover

The official replacement of historical facts by patriotic myths continues unabated. On October 14, 2016, on the order of the local governor and against the will of the locals, an equestrian statue of Czar Ivan the Terrible was erected in the city of Orel in Central Russia. The governor noted that Orel was founded on Ivan the Terrible’s order… Read More »

Khinstein Gets a New Job

On October 10, 2016, Aleksandr Khinstein, the editor of General Ivan Serov’s memoir Notes from a Suitcase, gave a short speech on the Russian TV (Channel 1) talk-show Evening with Vladimir Soloviev. He stated that Russia will successfully overcome international sanctions and the threat of “color revolutions”: “[Russian] President [Putin] has signed a law about the National Guard… Read More »