During the Gothenburg Book Fair last week was organized
a discussion on the topic

“Russia – empire without borders“.

When questioned about the Russian diaspora,
or “russian-speaking minorities”, in the world, and if they sort of  had become an instrument of the Kremlin’s propaganda, among other points of view we hear these replies
first from Mr. Pomerantsev (on the right),
and Mr. Kniivilä (2nd from left).

Both take note of some previous statement by “Iliya”..




Wars and conflicts between “apes” and “men” are fought over the world in different places – Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, Nigeria and other countries – somehow dependant on where and how your prejudices are established. The role of media, and social media, is not to be underestimated.
  Le Plus,


The film “Noah” had its premiere over the world (not everywhere, though ) a few days ago, and also in Sweden.

Sem Ham Jafet x                             Who knows? Maybe Shem and Japheth change their mind before they reach their seats…

Anyhow, three versions of Noah now makes some impression upon me. The Coran version, the Bible version and the version in this actual movie, made by Darren Aronofsky. The Bible, which I believe gives the true picture, have left us with quite a short story, a few chapters, where there are not so few riddles.

In contrast with the Coran, where Noah is presented as “an obvious warner” (chapter 71) , the Bible first presents him with these words: “And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son: And he called his name Noah, saying, ‘This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the Lord hath cursed’.” ( Genesis 5:28 – 29) It seems as the Coran have done more than even the Bible to shape the common idea about Noah as “a warner”, who went around and told people about the flood, and that they must prepare for it. There is something to it.

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 1There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.

2And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters.

3His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east.

4And his sons went and feasted in their houses, every one his day; and sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.

5And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all: for Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. Thus did Job continually.

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