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🇭🇺🇷🇺⚡️The Guardian reports that #Budapest has become the most Russia-friendly capital in the EU and cites the recent successful staging of Sergei Prokofiev’s opera "War and Peace" in Budapest as proof of Hungary's pro-Russian stance.
#prokofiev #ukrainewar #russia #hungary
The opera's grand music and patriotic Russian libretto were performed just three hours from the Ukrainian border.
The opera is based on the novel by Leo #Tolstoy about #Napoleon's invasion of Russia, and was adapted by Prokofiev in the 1940s, when memories of the Soviet Union's victory over the Nazis were still fresh.
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I can name quite a few; but #GopinathMohanty, whom my parents and I have translated, is just as great, and, in many senses, greater. We need to be cautious before passing carte blanche judgement against #Indianwriters. I've read &/or taught all the novelists below save Lovecraft. ImageImageImage
#CSLewis and #JRRTolkien taught my father at Christ Church, Oxford. Arthur Conan Doyle and Jules Verne certainly don't bat in the same league as Chekov. And to put Jonathan Swift in here? How's that? #GopinathMohanty is in the league of #Tolstoy, #Dostoevsky, #Dickens & #Hardy.
As well, I've pretty much read the bulk of the writings of Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Dickens and Hardy. And, to this list of #greats, I could add two or three dozen European novelists, but let me add #GeorgeEliot: #GopinathMohanty is as brilliant & as trenchantly incisive as her.
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Precious example of insulting and racist statement of a grand-daughter of #Tolstoy.
Perfect proof of necessity of #russianCulture #cancelling
English version is in 🧵
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1. "Approximately in 1704, my great-great-great-(...) grandfather Pyotr Andreevich Tolstoy, who served as the Russian ambassador in Constantinople, got an order from Peter I to deliver to him a couple of smart little Africans.
2. It seems that the tzar wanted something worthy to come out of them, in comparison to the relaxed and lazy white boyar youths.
P. A. Tolstoy didn't know where to get smart ones, but he assumed that noble origin of the Africans could serve as at least some guarantee of quick wit
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1/ Excited to share how T cell therapies kill #leukemia!! multi-omics + new #computational #singlecell tools for longitudinal analysis 👉unexpected answer!…

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2/ We studied donor lymphocyte infusion (DLI) - an #Immunotherapy for relapsed #leukemia after #BMT & the #og of #celltherapy. Previously, we showed DLI reversed T cell exhaustion - but didn't know why/how/which T cells were responsible...…
3/ To address these ?'s, we modeled intraleukemic T cell dynamics by integrating longitudinal, multimodal data from ~100K T cells (!) during response (R) or resistance (NR: nonresponder) to DLI.
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Aside of #MMT debate btw Galbraith and Rogoff @GaidarForum2020, there is another interesting event taking place in #Russia.

This is an appointment of new prime minister of Russian government Mikhail #Mishustin.

And this thread is my understanding of the development.

Just quite recently @FT published a brief profile on Mishustin in this long-read article 👇

The matter is that since 2014 Russia has been under US/EU sanctions due to its annexation of Crimea and parts of Donbas, both are #Ukraine’s territories.

Mainstream economists in the West have tended to see sanctions as a tool that would crush, punish, and restrain Russia.

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#Tolstoy & #MMT connection

In 1886, great Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy published a non-fiction piece called 'What Then Must We Do?'.

There is a chapter on #money, which in effect sounds very much familiar and close to the #MMT motto -- #taxes-drive-money.

Tolstoy: "Any money is getting accepted between people only when they are forcefully demanded to be delivered by everybody. When every person needs money to redeem herself/himself from violence, only then money will obtain stable exchange value..."

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Tolstoy (cont'd): "... And what is demanded by the government [to be delivered by people as payment of taxes, fees, etc] obtains value, not what is convenient for exchange."

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