The Half-Life of a Revolt

The uprising that inspired Hyperadamantine,¬†though only a passing note in many Western histories of Russia, has had a remarkably long half-life for a so-called “failure.” The uprising led to something of a lost generation among Russian nobility: Some of the boldest and most liberal-minded aristocrats were exiled. They weren’t silenced, though: When the wave of…

The Idiot: My Russian TV Fail

It was a huge mistake to agree to be on Russian TV. I had many invitations extended to me when I worked as an editor of the opinion page at The Moscow Times, and most of them I accepted out of curiosity. But I should have politely declined when a producer for a certain talk…