Posts From amarynth

Deena Stryker’s “Russia’s Americans”

We have a vibrant book here that makes current history come alive in the eyes of those that study it in depth, as well as the eyes of those that simply want to experience a different way of life. The descriptions of expats in Russia, and Russians give a nuanced view of what it is to live in Russia, with a thorough backdrop of ‘to the moment’ accurate historical happenings

South Africa – The Real Current Event vs Rolling over of The President (a 3 Parts analysis)

by Anon for the Saker Blog Part One: The Real Current Event Part Two: Rolling Over of the President – Musical Chairs Part Three: History for Perspective a) Short notes on before the 1994 freedom election – from 1948 through to the Freedom Election – the apartheid regime b) Deep Background Part One: The Real Current Event At the time of writing, the sitting President, Jacob Zuma had been ‘recalled’

The Essential Saker II – Now Available (Administrative Update)

Administrative Update for Patreon Account Users   Remember I said I will make very sure that Patreon does not charge on a monthly basis if you purchase the book.  Well, now is the time to do exactly that.   Many thanks for those Saker supporters that bought The Essential Saker II soft cover book or PDF manuscript, and worked through Patreon’s sometimes difficult administrative procedures to set up an account

Dear Saker Community – Request for a very special Volunteer

  Let me first explain what we are doing:  On the community support side of the Saker house, our artist is creating a series of posters or infographics or quick information sheets.  The first one that we are doing is based on the Saker’s Letter to My American Friends, distilling the hard data that The Saker outlined here.   Other infographics may deal with for example geography, or size of

The Saker Reviews: Putin’s Praetorians: Confessions of the Top Kremlin Trolls by Phil Butler

Last April I got an email from an American expat in Russia, Phil Butler, asking me whether I would be interested in contributing a short biography for an upcoming book entitled “Putin’s Praetorians: Confessions of the Top Kremlin Trolls”.  Phil described the future book as a collection of bios from some of the most “notorious” Kremlin-fanboys and, of course, I immediate liked the idea.  At the very least, this was

Crypto Currencies: The Internet of Money

This article will give an overview of what a Crypto Currency is, where they came from and what the crypto geeks among us expect for the future. We will briefly look at the two most important cryptos, the start of this phenomenon, the philosophy, the size and growth of the market, ICO’s (Initial Coin Offerings) and then take a final look at the most major happenings in Russia. What is

Update _ Killing of William Browder: Bill Browder’s Dangerous Deception – review by The Saker

Update : Alex informed us that Amazon de-listed his book.  He will take this matter forward, but in the meantime, download the manuscript and spread far and wide: TheKillingOfWilliamBrowder_PrintLayout_6x9-1 or   The Saker:  Today I want to introduce you to a book whose importance simply cannot be overstated: The Killing of William Browder: Deconstructing Bill Browder’s Dangerous Deception by Alex Krainer.  I consider that book as a *must read*

Cooperative Health Series – For Knees

Now who would have thought of putting magnets in everyday knee sleeves or knee braces?  And Why Magnets? An easy way to get familiar with magnet therapy is through Dr Gary Null’s book, Healing with Magnets. If you go and look inside and read the short introduction, it is easy to see why Magnet Therapy has a strong and dedicated following in the alternative health field. An additional source would

Cooperative – Your Daily Shakespeare – by Jimmy Moglia

There is a history in all men’s lives… and in all men’s books…  and the usual destiny of histories is to be told.  Here then is a short history of “Your Daily Shakespeare,” which is a fully-fledged Shakespearean dictionary, and equally “an Arsenal of Verbal Weapons to Drive your Friends into Action and your Enemies into Despair.” Perhaps I should start by mentioning Dr. Johnson’s wise pronouncement that “Nobody but

The Saker Community Cooperative (reminder)

Dear friends, Today I have a major announcement to make: after many months of brainstorming and discussions we (a small steering committee of a few volunteers) are launching what we have decided to call the Saker Community Cooperative. We have high hopes for this project and I now want to explain why. As you know, I have never accepted any forms of advertisement on the blog. Not only do I

Introduction – The Saker Community Cooperative

“Then I understood:  It was never about me, but always about you.” Quote The Saker. We are pleased to present a new section to  This is a new addition to bring our community closer together, to present a space where our community members may showcase our talents and introduce our services and our products.  In this way, we cultivate our own vineyard. First, and without further ado, an invitation. 

Cooperative – Silversmith, Devoted Reader and Artist Creator of Beautiful Jewelry.

Lisa Flanders is one of the quiet members and supporters of our community and is a tenacious ‘distributor’ of articles and analysis from She is joining us here in the Saker Cooperative. We are glad to have her for two reasons, her jewelry is art and her skill in blending art and craft is clear to see. The second reason is that exactly as we were hoping, the beauty

Cooperative – “Watch Your Head” by Kevin Henderson and Recommendation by The Saker (UPDATED WITH DOWNLOAD OPTION!)

Kevin says: I started in this racket (the “music business”) playing in bars to punk audiences in 1984, Reagan era. I was seriously underage, as were all the guys in the band, but no one seemed to care. The punk scene forged alliances and connections which did not lead to financial success but did make for a colorful life and interesting friends. The songs and riffs on “Watch Your Head”

Powering the Words of Truth – Community Authors and their Books – The Saker

We have a number of published authors in TheSaker community network.  It’s all good reading and powers thought to truth – then, of course, it is unique.  There is nothing else like it. Of course first and foremost, our own Saker with his 2nd publication that is going to be a sheer delight.   We at the Community Cooperative get A preview of the name : Title: The Essential Saker

Powering the Words of Truth – Community Authors and their Books – Scott Humor

  The Amazing Scott with a cutting sense of humor that fleshes open that which is hidden and allows us the release of exhuberant laughter, but also reflection, sheer burning anger, and tears.  TheSaker says:  “… besides being a hilarious read, this anthology is also a wonderful insight into the often politically correct mind of the Russian people.” “Anthology Of Russian Humor: From Maidan To Trump: Humor And Laughter In

Vladimir Putin Commemorative Silver Coin from Urban Miner Jewelers

Angelo Zachos from Urban Miner Jewelers, a long time Saker Supporter and generous donor, has this interesting commemorative item. I will let him do the introduction : We are proud to present the worlds first and only 1 ounce pure silver Vladimir Putin commemorative coin. Designed and crafted over a twelve month period this coin is a masterpiece of workmanship. Made to honor one of the worlds foremost statesmen, this beautiful coin

Software Engineering – The Ultimate Game Changer

We are so pleased to introduce you to Zapek, a Saker Volunteer who creates disruptive technologies to change our worlds.  Simply stated, Zapek creates technological solutions.  Even more simply stated, those could be anything from the next space flight to a smart fridge. If you need software and programming assistance, Zapek is your Man!  And don’t forget to ask all your kids, all your kids friends, everyone that you know

Alternative Health : Yuri Orlow – Classical Homeopath

We introduce Yuri Orlow, a Classical Homeopath from Australia and a truly wonderful and committed human being.       Here is an overview of what Homeopathy is; If you’ve had experience with Homeopathy, good or bad, this is the place to discuss this mode of alternative health.  If Yuri introduces something that is of interest to you, feel free to contact him through his website and mention