Why is it here

Why I wrote then and why am I collecting my notes here?

Official site of Russian police/ Map of the event

Details about Bolotnaya I. Secret plan

How the risk of collisions was created at the stage of coordinating the procession with the authorities

Details about Bolotnaya II. “Where are we sitting?”

According to the authorities and the court, the riots were provoked by a “sit-in” by the leaders of the protest. What caused it and could it interfere with the normal continuation of the rally?

Details about Bolotnaya III. Who broke through and where?

The authorities argued that the reason for the forceful action of the police was the breakthrough of the demonstrators to the Kremlin. Is it really?


Phrao Valley – “unremarkable place” in the Thai North

Возможно, кто-то скажет, что долине Пхрао не стоило посвящать столько слов. Или наоборот, стоит начинать знакомство с севером Тая именно с таких, “не примечательных” долинок. Которые и составляют сущность здешних мест.

Secrets of the town of Pre. Part One: The Secret War

A tiny town (which does not prevent it, however, from being the capital of a small region of the same name) with the French name of Phrae, lost in the hills of northern Thailand, turned out to be full of surprises and secrets. For example, there is a museum of the Second World War. Although I have always been sure that Thailand did not participate in hostilities.

Wat Intharawat (Wat Ton Kwen). The ideal temple for europian

This is one of my favorite Thai temples. And I would say it is ideal for the perception of a European.

Wat Ubosot. The smallest temple

Since we accidentally stumbled upon it, wandering through the already semi-rural streets on the very outskirts of Chiang Mai, we call it “The smallest temple” (although sometimes we call it “The most charming”)


Help to Ukraine

Links to foundations, organizations and private volunteers who collect funds for various assistance to warring Ukraine. I know far from everything, here are the addresses I know that seem to be the most targeted.

Homegrown Whistleblowers

Russian propaganda and officials gleefully announced the “disclosure of a fake” by Ukraine about a bombed-out maternity hospital. There is supposedly a lot of evidence that this is actually a production. On what facts are the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the Permanent Representative to the UN and the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation relying on when asserting this?

People of 1993

I thought the person in my 1993 shot was dead. 22 years later, I met him. This is how many stories related to that time were contacted.

Searching for your killer

An American journalist many years later returns to Moscow in search of the man who shot him during the battle in Ostankino in 1993