This is a blog about Russia and the mind-melting weirdness that has been occurring inside this great nation since the arrival of the Dreaded Virus.

For a more detailed explanation of how this blog came into existence, and what it’s “about,” please read this thing.

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The internet changed forever in 1863 when America’s most cherished neckbeard blogger, Hank Thoreau, typed the immortal words: “Let us consider the way in which we blog.” In Blogging Without Principle, Hank proposed a radical solution to the doldrums of modern punditry: just be true to your…
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Edward Slavsquat is a moniker sometimes used by Riley Waggaman, an American writer and journalist who has lived in Russia for close to a decade.

He has contributed to many websites, including Anti-Empire, Russian Faith, Brownstone Institute, Unlimited Hangout, and Geopolitics & Empire. He worked for Press TV, Russia Insider, and RT before going solo.

You can follow him on Twitter here. Email: riley (dot) waggaman (at)

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Be well and thanks for reading,


A doe-eyed Slavsquat, before the COVID Troubles

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