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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

15 April 2014. A Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words… Priest Blesses Patriot Opolchenie in Slavyansk

00 slavyansk. priest. 15.04.14

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Here’s the real deal. A priest in Slavyansk blessed the patriot Opolchenie fighters defending the town against pro-American junta forces and American mercenary filth. It’s much like in 1612… the Church blessed the fighters defending the Orthodox motherland from foreign and heretical invaders then… and it blesses them today. Don’t listen to Langley and papist lies that the Orthodox in the Ukraine support the junta and their ravening greed. They do NOT… as this image testifies. It’s simple… the junta stands for American-style Individualist Libertarian heartlessness and money-worship… the patriot Opolchenie stand tall for Holy Rus and its communal traditions. Of course, the Church blesses the latter and curses the former.

The Ukraine can’t return to the status quo ante of 21 February… the American-fomented putsch saw to that. No one knows what the final outcome shall be, but it’s clear that if there is a Ukraine, it shall not be within the 21 February borders. The Galicians overplayed their hand… it sickened most of the other people. The only question now is how much of the “Ukraine” will voluntarily join Russia. Ponder this… Russia will NEVER allow the gas pipelines to fall into American hands… NEVER. The USA lacks the means to defend them… as does the junta. Figure it out for yourself.

BMD

Motor Rally Under the Red Banner in the Hero-City of Kerch Honoured the Liberation of the City from the Fascists… Ease on Down the Road with Comrade Ilyich!

00 Kerch. Motor Rally 01. 15.04.14

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00 Kerch. Motor Rally 02. 15.04.14

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00 Kerch. Motor Rally 03. 15.04.14

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00 Kerch. Motor Rally 05. 15.04.14

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On 12 April, an auto-motorcycle rally sponsored by the Kerch Gorkom of the KPRF and the RF Leninist Komsomol (LKSM RF), along with support from local bikers, honoured the 70th anniversary of Kerch’s liberation from the fascist occupiers. This is the eighth such rally; this year, the Gorsoviet of Veterans Organisations joined the participants.In the morning, everyone met at the railway station. Forming up into a column, they marched to a military cemetery. At one of the mass graves, the participants stopped to give their respects, headed by I I Zheltenko, the First Secretary of the KPRF Kerch Gorkom. After laying down flowers, the group moved to the Adzhimushkai Quarry Memorial Complex, where they also laid down flowers, and then toured the facilities. Then, the rally participants drove to Eltigen, where they visited another Place of Military Glory. The Kerch Gorkom of the KPRF and the LKSM RF received thanks for their sponsorship from Aleksandr Leontiev, the leader of the biker section, and from Nadezhda Shepel, a staff member of the Republic of the Crimea “Kerch Historical and Cultural Reserve”.

Editor:

It’s not taking long for the Crimea to shake off the hated “Ukrainian” occupation. In fact, the same will be true of most of the “Ukraine”. In fact, Russian patriotism will be strongest in these regions… for they know what it means to be truly Russian after having suffered persecution, scorn, and ridicule from ignorant nekulturny Galician hillbillies for far too long. Holy Rus has deep roots in our blood and soil… the “Ukraine” is a foreign implant… it’ll wither and disappear so quickly that many will wonder that it was ever there. May the rest of the “Ukraine” follow the Crimea’s path… and quickly.

BMD

14 April 2014

KPRF.ru

KPRF official website

http://kprf.ru/party-live/regnews/130298.html

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Friday, 11 April 2014

11 April 2014. RIA-Novosti Infographics. The Chronicle of the Ancient Olympic Games in Classical Greece

00 RIA-Novosti Infographics. Chronicle of the Ancient Olympic Games. 11.04.14.

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Editor:

As for me, I favour the reintroduction of the pankration to the Olympics. Trust me, it’d become the most popular event, no question about it. Could you see heavyweight pankratists go at it? Now, THAT’S sport! Alas, we live in wimpy times… squash has a better chance of being part of the Olympics than the pankration has… damn, it’d be a prole sport to beat the band, wouldn’t it?

8 February 2014

RIA-Novosti

http://en.ria.ru/sochi2014_mm/20140208/187228201/Chronicle-of-the-Ancient-Olympic-Games.html

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Tuesday, 8 April 2014

8 April 2014. Blessed Matrona and Stalin: Did It Happen and Is This an Icon?

00 Matrona and Stalin. Ilya Pivnik. 2008

Blessed Matrona of Moscow and I V Stalin

Ilya Pivnik

2008

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Before we do anything else, let’s delve into the question, “Is this an icon, and is it’s painter a Church person?” Let’s take the latter first… Ilya Pivnik is a well-known icon painter in St Petersburg; particularly, his excellent depictions of New Martyrs are in many churches. Therefore, Pivnik isn’t some unreliable dabbler in iconography. He spent some months on Mount Athos, where he painted icons for several chapels.

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00 St Ioann Kronshtadtsky. Ilya Pivnik. 2000

St Ioann Kronshtadtsky

Ilya Pivnik

2000

Podvorie of the Leushino Convent of St John the Baptist (St Petersburg RF)

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Is Pivnik’s painting an icon? Certainly, it follows the canons of Russian icon painting. Note well that I V Stalin doesn’t have a nimbus. In researching this, about 95 percent of the images “out there” lack such, the few that have such seem to be PhotoShops. Indeed, it’s clear from the icon that Stalin isn’t a holy figure; he’s simply a figure in the action. If one was to simply gauge from this icon, it’s apparent that the only “holy figure” in the icon is Blessed Matrona. Note well that she doesn’t bless Stalin or curse him. She’s simply in her room and Stalin is walking away, not even talking to her. The only takeaway from this is that Stalin and Blessed Matrona maybe talked, and that Stalin’s leaving.

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01 Joseph Stalin Soviet Poster

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Is this controversial? You bet your ass! It’s radioactive. There’s so much “Sturm und Drang” that I’d say that it’s impossible to get at the truth of the matter. Click here for a discussion on the controversy surrounding this icon. Did Stalin meet Matrona? She was a well-known figure in the city and Stalin’s views on religion (particularly, in later life) were ambiguous and (sometimes) contradictory. The Church fared relatively well after 1941… it was Khrushchyov who shut down parishes by the gross (when the persecution ended, 60 percent were gone).

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01 St Serafim Vyritsky

St Serafim Vyritsky

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What’s alleged to have happened? Supposedly, Stalin went to Blessed Matrona to receive her blessing for his defence of Moscow. Some say that she blessed him and prayed for the victory of the Red Army. This isn’t new in Russian history… St Sergei of Radonezh blessed Grand Prince St Dmitri Donskoi and St Serafim Vyritsky prayed for the victory of the Red Army in the VOV. However, there’s been so much kerfuffle that we’ll never really KNOW if it happened. You pays your money and you takes your choice.

As for me, I BELIEVE. I won’t have an argument… I BELIEVE.

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00 Svoboda nazis. 22.03.14

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Mark this down well… we have a terrible crisis facing Holy Rus, one as serious as the Fascist invasion. America threatens Holy Rus using Galician/Ukie Nationalist clients. The Vatican backs America (at least, segments of it do). They want to rape Russia and pick it as cleanly as they’ve stripped the Ukraine. I believe that Red and White must unite to fight the foe. This means that we mustn’t support those in the USA who hate our motherland and want to destroy her. That’s why good Orthodox Christians can’t have anything to do with Uniates or Republicans or Langley or the US State Department or any part of the American foreign policy apparat… all are the sworn enemies of Holy Rus.

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00 Free Market Trickle Down Economics at Work. 15.05.13

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It’s time to stand behind Holy Rus and the Assembly of All the Saints Who Shone Forth in the Russian Land. It’s time to make Potapov and Paffhausen repudiate their past whoring for Langley and the K Street slimeocracy in public. At least, we shouldn’t stand with those who hate our ethos… and the Republican Party, with its repulsive “Rugged Individualism” stands against everything held by the Holy Church.

It’s time to stand up… God wills it…

BMD 

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