Let’s have a happy future for ALL our kids… not just the affluent effluent…
Dear compatriots, my brothers and sisters, my friends!
With great joy, on the most significant holiday of our people, we greet one another with the Resurrection of Christ, and we celebrate the triumph of Eternal Truth… the victory of truth over falsehood, of good over evil, of Life over Nihilism. On this day, again and again, we detect the pulse of the beating of the heart of our Motherland, wounded, but as history shows us, always emerging resurgent after any trial. Our love for Russia and our hope for its revival rest in our faith in the wisdom and fortitude of our people, in our respect of our common history, and the recognition of the lessons it teaches us. Certainly, we know that the power of a thousand years of Russian spiritual tradition and the Orthodox faith, our faithful allies, and our army and navy are the guarantors of our existence, of being an independent people. This is what sustains Historic Rus. In recent years, a most bitter struggle between good and evil raged around these pillars of our society. We must work together to resist attempts to demean the ideal of service to the Motherland, to destroy the army, to misrepresent and debase our great history, to mock the traditional family and common spiritual values, and to desecrate holy places and objects. The duty of all honest citizens of our Motherland is to thwart those who wish to implement such monstrous plans. We must remember this duty especially during the happy days of Easter.
We believe that the haters of Russia won’t stifle the ideals of goodness, justice, fraternity, and equality proclaimed two thousand years ago. I’m confident that these values will continue to show the people of our long-suffering Motherland the way to illumination and joyousness. No matter how different we are, let’s close ranks, shoulder to shoulder, to promote the common welfare of our shared homeland, for the good of everyone. On this happy day, suffused with the Light of Christ’s Resurrection, we give our good wishes to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all the Russias, to the bishops, pastors, clergy, monastics, and believers of the Russian Orthodox Church, to all Orthodox Christians, and to all who consider themselves followers of the Orthodox cultural tradition. Our oneness-of-mind (соборное) and our unity, both in heavy trials and in buoyant times, is a pledge of the triumph of goodness and justice, of the spiritual resurrection of the people and their prosperity.
Chairman of the KPRF Central Committee
Head of the KPRF faction in the RF Gosduma
14 April 2012
KPRF Official Website
Let’s keep it simple. The erstwhile persecutors of the Church now build it up… what does that tell about the erstwhile “defenders of religion?” It doesn’t augur well for us in the diaspora… I fear that the “conservatives” never were real believers… they were only “anti-communists”, a beast of QUITE a different colour. Look at godless Mammon-worshippers such as Paul Ryan, Anne Coulter, Rush Limbaugh, Marco Rubio, Mitt Romney, and Rick Santorum on the one hand… and god-fearing decent people such as Pyotr Simonenko and Gennady Zyuganov on the other, along with Vladimir Putin, His Holiness, and thousands of ordinary rank n’ file commies (most of whom are believers). There’s no comparison… one group defended the legit Church and clergy with their very lives… the other attacked it using filthy lucre, low surrogates, and deceitful tricks (and continue to do so). The one group wants a moral and just society… the other wants a money-grubbing “Me First” “winner-take-all” society. I seem to see a difference. God sees and judges…