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War Nerd Classic: The Mauritania Coup Factory

In honor of today’s coup in Mauritania, EXILED ONLINE is reprinting a War Nerd classic about a previous Mauritanian coup in 2005, one of scores of coups that this War Nerd-friendly nation has been churning out since independence.

Aug 6, 2008 | Leave Comment

Shootout In Tula: Corporate Raid, Russian Style

On August 30, on the same day that President Medvedev announced his support of small business, an insane story appeared on Russia’s evening TV news about a corporate takeover raid in the city of Tula, just south of Moscow. Russian…

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Russia's Airborne Troops Celebrate In Gorky Park!

You know how Russia’s threatening to start sending nuke-carrying, long-range bombers to Cuba? Well, meet the Few, the Proud, and the Wasted of Russia’s VDV, the country’s elite Airborne Troops. Look at these faces long and hard, folks. And then…

Aug 4, 2008 | Comments Off on Russia’s Airborne Troops Celebrate In Gorky Park!

[SIC] LETTERS FROM [SIC] READERS

Today, we sifted through a buttloads of your fan letters and picked the first ones that floated to the top, including three letters from Iranian terrorists, a knee-scraping nightlife tool from Moscow, another cheap-ass reader, and much, much less…

Aug 4, 2008 | Leave Comment

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eXile Classic: Edward Limonov's "Solzhenitsyn Sells Out!"

(This article was originally published April 1, 1997) On March 26th, communist leaders Gennady Zyuganov and Anatoly Lukyanov been seen entering dacha of famous writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn at Serebryany Bor. What for? We now know what for.

Aug 4, 2008 | Leave Comment

FILM REVIEW: Let's Play "Preview"

Previews—I love ‘em, don’t you? Occasionally you’ll meet someone who doesn’t, who regards them as speed-bumps on the way to the main feature, the best time to buy popcorn or check their stocks or something. They’re to be avoided, those…

Aug 1, 2008 | Leave Comment

War Nerd: Amazing Combat Video from Iran-Iraq War

A few years ago I wrote a column on how the Iran-Iraq War was the war nobody watched. Well, thank God I was wrong. Maybe the US networks ignored that war but it turns out there were a lot of…

Jul 31, 2008 | Leave Comment

Death Porn: Vodka, A Weapon For The Body And Mind

While the whole world has been focusing on Prime Minister Putin’s brutal slaughter of the Russian economy, a whole slew of other lesser, but oh so much more graphic, crimes have crept by undetected. We’re here to put a stop…

Jul 30, 2008 | Comments (1)

Patriotic Babushka Sings Stalin's Praises

Ever wonder who exactly those 47% of Russians are who are nostalgic for the days of Stalin? Here is one babushka caught singing the Soviet anthem, and singing, and singing, testing the notoriously patient Russian masses…until

Jul 29, 2008 | Leave Comment

THE WAR NERD: Iraq, Iran, IRAM!

One of the best things about war is that it’s a huge IQ booster. The only people who use their brains in peacetime are the suits: salesmen, real-estate agents. The rest of us just slog along for the paycheck, get…

Jul 28, 2008 | Comments (2)

Freep This Mass Murder!

If you want to see a pure American evil puked up unrehearsed and uncensored, check out these Free Republic comments on the news that two people were killed and several more injured when a gunman started shooting in a Tennessee…

Jul 28, 2008 | Leave Comment

Photo Rant: The Coppolas; Or, A Nice Landscape Spoiled

She’ll never get the grass stains out of those shorts You remember those old kid-game cartoons telling you there are 22 things wrong with this picture and you have to circle them all? Like, say it’s a picture of undersea…

Jul 25, 2008 | Leave Comment

Iraq's Blood Rain Symphony

Here’s another great war graphic, courtesy of Yasha Levine at eXile. This one shows every coalition casualty as a red drop, so like Yasha wrote me, you see this blood rain falling on a map of Iraq as the days…

Jul 24, 2008 | Leave Comment

Barenaked Schadenfreude

Page will be a bare naked lady in jail for sure. There was some wonderful news last week: Steven Page, lovable lead singer of the Barenaked Ladies, was arrested for cocaine possession. If Barenaked Ladies, BNL to their fans, were…

Jul 23, 2008 | Leave Comment

The Great Bratskys: Spoiled Russians Abroad

Some time ago I was having lunch on the veranda at Moscow’s fancy Simachev Bar with my friend Alexei. He recently became the editor-in-chief of a high-end glossy magazine. We were having lunch and discussing my career options when I…

Jul 23, 2008 | Comments (1)

The Daily Bribe: The Dirty World of Russian Political Bloggers

Sergei Gorshkov, the political blogger who’s in it for the money, not the politics — and isn’t afraid to say so It was a freakishly warm February morning in Moscow, eight days before Russia’s 2008 presidential election. Green army trucks…

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A Prostitute's Guide to Ulyanovsk & Photo Essay

View of Ulyanovsk from my 20th floor hotel room On a Sunday evening in Ulyanovsk, after the Give Birth to a Patriot ceremony, I found myself in a movie theater watching Wanted, the new Russian-directed Angelina Jolie flick, with a…

Jul 22, 2008 | Leave Comment

American Surrender Monkeys: "Live On Chavez's Free Gasoline Or Die!"

What does the American surrender monkey call it when he is defeated in the Iraq War, and he is forced to retreat? A real country can accept defeat like a man, admit that it lost and it is retreating, as…

Jul 21, 2008 | Leave Comment

The Taliban Strikes Back

The hills are alive with the sound of RPGs After six years of ignoring Afghanistan, things have gotten bad enough to force American officials to pay attention. For the past two months, U.S. casualties in Afghanistan have been higher than…

Jul 21, 2008 | Leave Comment