“Самые-самые в ЖЖ” – that is the name of a page where you find Russian ЖЖ nicknames and the names of the real-life names which they replace. Since this list consists of the most popular Russian bloggers, it includes lots of writers’ names and their nicknames. Ofcourse, if you are in the know, you know that paslen is, in fact, Dmitrii Bavil’skii; or that chingizid is Maks Frai – who is really Svetlana Martinchyk, to make things yet a little more complicated. And ofcourse, the list is far from exhaustive. Still, for those of us who explore ЖЖ space from an analytical perspective rather than as part of the incrowd, it’s good to know that this tool is out there.

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