I know replacing “Russian” with “Blogging” sounds unpromising, but I thought we should explain the name of the blog!
For a while now (how long?) there’s been a “secret russian seminar” at Berkeley. In fact, it’s not so secret, so much as unannounced. It’s run by, and populated with, the students of various Russian faculty in the Berkeley maths department. In fact, googling for it only produces one hit (if there had been none at all, I’d have kept my mouth shut and not written this post, perhaps). There used to be a secret topology seminar too — perhaps there still is!