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Понимание того, как россияне понимают Америку*


“Russia Hacks DNC”, The New Red Scare”, “Trump’s Pal Vlad”. Russia keeps showing up in the headlines as we hurtle toward the most bizarre Presidential election ever. Mr. Trump, the GOP Presidential nominee, constantly refers to Russia and Mr. Putin with approval in his atypical stump speeches. And, email hacks of the DNC and former United States Secretary of State, Colin Powell may have been conducted by a group with ties to the Russian government. So, what do Russian people make of all this headline attention? What do Russians think of Mr. Trump and his flattery of their country and leader? Do Russians believe their government is behind the email hacks? With their own State Duma election happening on September 18, how do Russians view the American election process? To help us understand how Russians understand what’s happening now in America, we invited Sergey Armeyskov back to Life Elsewhere. Mr. Armeyskov is the author of Russian Universe, a blog with the sub-title, Understanding Russia With A Russian. Sergey is fluent in English and he grasps the nuances and humor of life in America, including politics, Mr. Trump and Mrs. Clinton. His opinions may surprise you. But Sergey cautions, although his views are personal, they’re not too far from how most Russian people feel. Make sure you don’t miss the next edition of Life Elsewhere to understand how Russians understand America.

*Understanding how Russians understand America

Life Elsewhere Show #187 airs:
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The illustration above used by permission of Sergey Armeyskov and Russian Universe

Did You Miss Fact Or Fiction?

Life Elsewhere airs live at 9.00am ET, every Monday. Even though many, many listeners never miss a live broadcast, for some, perhaps in a different time zone, or maybe distracted with other obligations, don’t get to hear the show as we go out live. No worries, we have Podcasts available of every show and you can listen again (and again) at your leisure. The latest edition of Life Elsewhere, titled Fact Or Fiction featured Russian blogger Sergey Armeyskov, talking to us about his fellow countrymen’s take on the downing of Malaysian Flight MH17 and the difference between the West’s view of Russian and Russia’s view of the West.

Jeremy Kolosine of 8 Bit Operators joined the show to explain how he and his friends and associates make music with re-tooled Game Boys, Ataris, Nintendo Entertainment Systems, Commodore 64 and Apple ll 8-bit computers. In the show you’ll hear examples from the exceptional tribute albums to Devo, Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode and The Beatles  Jeremy and his cohorts have produced.

Former topnotch attorney Parker Stern, still crippled by courtroom stage fright, takes on a dicey case for an elusive video game designer known to the world only by the name of “Poniard.”  In Poniard’s blockbuster online video game, Abduction!, a real-life movie mogul is charged with kidnapping and murdering a beautiful actress who disappeared in the 1980s. Predictably, the mogul–William “the Conqueror” Bishop–has responded with a libel lawsuit. Now it’s up to Parker to defend the game designer in the suit.In defending Poniard, Parker discovers that people aren’t who they claim to be and that nothing is as it seems. At one point, his client resorts to blackmail, threatening to expose a dark secret about Parker. Then, many of the potential witnesses who could have helped the case die prematurely, and the survivors are too frightened to talk. Parker begins to feel as if he’s merely a character in a video game, fighting malevolent Level Bosses who appear out of nowhere and threaten to destroy him. This is the plot of the new novel, Reckless Disregard by attorney-author Robert Rotstein, who talks with Norman B about theatrics in the courtroom and separating fact from fiction.

Also in the program, the latest Hit That Never Was, selected by listener who says her dog wags his tail when the Life Elsewhere theme comes on. Down On My Knees by Nigerian-German singer-songwriter Ayo, is her spirited suggestion. Don’t forget, you too can suggest a Hit That Never Was by sending an email to hitthatneverwas at lifeelsewhere dot co

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Seduced By Music & What Russians Think

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Riff Cohen in the video for her single A Paris

The latest post at BACK. is all about music. Keeping an open mind. And being seduced. Three good reasons to go there now. Music features in the next radio edition of Life Elsewhere with 8 Bit Operators covering innovative musical icons Kraftwerk, Devo, Depeche Mode & The Beatles in micro-digital space-punk hard-chiptune style, utilizing re-tooled micro-chip hardware such as Game Boys, Ataris, Nintendo Entertainment Systems, Commodore 64 and Apple II 8-bit computers.

Plus, a Life Elsewhere exclusive interview with Russian blogger Sergey Armeyskov. We’ll ask the author of Russian Universe for his overview of the average Russian’s take on the downing of Malaysia Flight 17.

Life Elsewhere airs every Monday

9.00am ET (1400 GMT) 

WMNF 88.5fm

streaming at www.wmnf.org


The Russophobia Podcast Available Now!


The Russophobia edition of Life Elsewhere with Russian blogger Sergey ArmeyskovThe author of  Russian Universe talks about his fascination with how the West sees Russia. Mr. Armeyskov shares the Russian take on Russophobiathe Ukraine situation, anti-gay propaganda, homophobia, Putin and Obama.

Plus, Masha Gessen, gay Russian activist and author of The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin and Dr. Jimmie Cain author of  Bram Stoker and Russophobia: Evidence of the British Fear of Russia in Dracula and The Lady of the Shroud

This weeks Hit That Never Was features Jan Coo (Джан Ку) a Russian band hailing from St. Petersburg.

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