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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Magyars and Rusins in Podkarpatskaya Rus Want Autonomy… NOT Ukrainisation

00 Carpathians. 03.10.12



The correct transliteration of Русин is “Rusin”… “Rusyn” is an illiterate and spurious Uniatism best avoided. Русин is the common spelling in Russian, the “Ukrainian” dialect, and Rusin. By the way, in Slovak, it’s “Rusín”, and in Polish, it’s “Rusin”. “Rusyn” is an American invention, not a real European development.


Local Magyars favour the creating of a national autonomy in Zakarpatya Oblast. They also demanded that the junta give them the opportunity to choose Magyar Rada People’s Deputies to represent their minority. Despite the fact that dual citizenship is illegal in the Ukraine, Budapest is handing out passports to Zakarpatya (Podkarpatskaya Rus) residents. A few days ago, János Martonyi, Hungary’s Foreign Minister, stated his full support for his compatriots and their interests.

In Podkarpatskaya Rus, Magyars and Rusins called for a national autonomy. Tired of the actions of the junta, they decided to distance themselves from it as much as possible. A local parliament, the Magyar-Rusin National Congress, would have legislative powers. The future autonomy already has a provisional name… the Transcarpathian Regional Confederation of Magyar and Rusin Peoples. Denis Kiryukhin, an expert at the Kiev Centre for Political Studies and Conflictology, said, “Whilst Magyars are an official minority in the Ukraine, the Rusins don’t have such a status. Problems with the Rusins have existed for several years already. They’re the only Ukrainian ethnic minority that Kiev consistently refuses to acknowledge. The relations between Rusins and Ukrainians are complicated and remain such to date”.

Proponents of a Magyar-Rusin autonomy claim that everything Magyar, as well as Rusin needs separation from everything Ukrainian. Besides that, Magyars want to create a special “Magyar” constituency in the Rada. Budapest supports such a desire of its compatriots. According to a statement made yesterday by Mihály Bayer, Hungary’s Ambassador to the Ukraine, “Ukrainian Magyars would like to create an autonomy and take charge of their own affairs in the Ukraine”. Bayer didn’t deny that Hungary was actively handing out passports to Zakarpatya residents, ignoring the fact that the Ukraine prohibits holding dual citizenship.

The situation is getting out of Kiev’s control. When they found out about it, Ukrainian nationalists launched angry rhetoric. From the moment that the Ukraine proclaimed its “independence” Kiev has done nothing other than “to build the Ukrainian political nation”, without taking into account the ethnic composition of the peoples residing in the country. Along with the Ukrainian citizenship, everybody received an official nationality… Ukrainian. In essence, that project attempted to suppress  the Ukraine’s ethnic diversity. Rostislav Ischenko, a Ukrainian political analyst, thought, “It isn’t surprising that the people of Podkarpatskaya Rus felt themselves discriminated against. The current Ukrainian régime is trying to build a monoethnic state, in essence, a Nazi state. They view any ethnic minority as a threat to that monoethnicity. They’re trying to conduct forced Ukrainisation of all ethnic minorities. It can’t happen peacefully”.

The current junta, as well as the “Orange” junta, uses any opportunity to criticise the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. However, they forget that Kiev gained Galicia, Western Volhynia, Bukovina, and Podkarpatskaya Rus due to it. Now, that’s led to a situation when Budapest is ready to revise the borders, too.


Everybody smells the blood of the junta in the water. Russia will take the lion’s share to be sure. However, there are other claimants out there too… Slovakia could take over Podkarpatskaya Rus… Poland could retake the areas it held in the interwar period. Russia would gladly give Poland the Galician Headache. Does Poland want it? There IS the little bit about Operation Wisła, after all…


23 April 2014

Ksenia Melnikova

Voice of Russia World Service


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Patriarch Irinej Holds Memorial Service for Jasenovac Victims

00 Utstasha. 15.02.14


On Tuesday, Patriarch Irinej Gavrilović, the First Hierarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) held a memorial service in Mlaka near Jasenovac, the site of a Croatian World War II death camp. The Nazi puppet fascist Ustaša régime of the so-called Independent State of Croatia (NDH) ran the prison and death camps. 22 April is the anniversary of the Jasenovac breakthrough staged by the camp’s prisoners. The day is also marked in Serbia as Holocaust Remembrance Day.

After liturgy led by Patriarch Irinej, Metropolitan Amfilohije Radović of Montenegro and the Littoral, and Bishop Jovan Ćulibrk of Lipljan, and other clerical dignitaries, a commemoration honoured Jasenovac victims. Serb Republic (RS) public broadcaster RTRS reported that Patriarch Irinej said, “The church in Mlaka is on land where many suffered, where they killed hundreds of thousands of martyrs just because they were Serbs and Orthodox believers. That was the only thing they were guilty of; the criminals thought they would wipe all Serbs and Orthodox people off the face of this earth. It can hardly be explained what drove people to commit such crimes. Members of another religion didn’t do this; (Catholic) Christians did this, and that’s what makes it terrifying. I don’t want us to condemn or imprecate them, but we must not forget this”. Director of the Secretariat for Religions Dragan Davidović attended the ceremony as an envoy of Serbian President Milorad Dodik, as did President of the Serb National Council in Croatia Milorad Pupovac.

During the Second World War, the village of Mlaka was a “collection centre” for Jasenovac death camp for women and children from the Kozara region. Over 30 children died daily from hunger, heat, and diseases. A number of execution sites were also in the area. Situated some 12 kilometres from Jasenovac, Mlaka was home to around 1,500 people before the war. The fascists took the entire village population, including 250 children, to camps in the spring of 1942. Today, the village is home to around 40 Serb returnees.


Biden’s mentor was a pro-Ustaša Croat RC priest. Need I say more? The fascists have protection in HIGH Western places. How many Americans have heard of Jasenovac? For that matter, how many Americans know of the UPA murders of thousands of Poles and of the Balts’ willing collaboration in the Holocaust? Note well that those with much blood on their hands walked free whilst a little man like John Demjanjuk (an ordinary working stiff, a tractor driver and diesel mechanic) caught it in the neck. That sickens me. I fear that more blood will flow, not only in the Ukraine, but in the Balkans as well. It’s all due to American meddling in affairs in foreign parts not its own. When will they ever learn?


22 April 2014




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Saturday, 19 April 2014

G A Zyuganov: To the Bright Paschal Feast! If We Preserve an Undying Commitment to the Ideals of Good and Justice, Then, a Public and Political Revival Will be Possible!

00 To the Bright Feast of Easter. 19.04.14


I give you my most sincere greetings on the Bright Feast of Easter; I wish you the most vibrant spiritual joy, the enjoyment of all good things, and domestic happiness.

The ancients said that symbols and images rule the world. In these Easter holidays, special images shine over Russia. Not only the traditional ones of Resurrection as revival… today, we celebrate the return of Chersonesos and we celebrate the 700th anniversary of the birth of St Sergei of Radonezh. The first saw the beginning of the Orthodox civilisation, the Russian World. The second saw the Great Russian ethnos emerge as a united people stretching from the Baltic to the Pacific, from the White Sea to the Black Sea.

V O Klyuchevsky wrote, referring to the view of St Sergei of Radonezh, “Our people attended to their moral revival, this made possible the revival of the political”. This moral revival allowed our ancestors to start the awakening of the Russian people from darkness, from humiliation by their enemies and by their own stupid rivalries. St Sergei’s spiritual encouragement inspired the soldiers on the Kulikovo Field to bring forth a great podvig of arms, which laid a foundation for the Great Russian ethnos, one of the branches of an ancient tree, the root of which engendered three fraternal Slavic peoples. Our three East Slavic peoples share a common destiny and a common past. One of the turning points was the Baptism of Rus, but we must remember that the famous event in Chersonesos preceded it… the conversion to Orthodoxy of Grand Prince St Vladimir the Red Sun. Today, our eyes now turn to fiery Chersonesos, to its current residents, the heirs of Russian glory and pride, now reunited with Russia, now living as one yet again.

Today, during the bright feast of the Resurrection, our thoughts are with our Ukrainian brothers, who hope to see a sign from the powers-that-be, who hope for a victory of light over darkness. We’re shoulder to shoulder with fraternal Belarus. We’re with you, our brothers and comrades. St Sergei taught us that only love and unity will saved us. That’s how we saved ourselves and saved the world from the “brown plague” seven decades ago. Contrary to the vapourings from the West about “the end of history”, recent events show that the historical process continues and that it still progresses towards the good and to good-will. However, this will only happen if its true creator… the people… preserves its historical memory and its true ideals.

I give you my most sincere greetings on the Bright Feast of Christ’s Easter; I wish all of you the “unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Epistle of St Paul to the Ephesians 4.3) during these happy days. I wish you love and unity, for if we preserve an undying commitment to the ideals of good and justice, then, a public and political revival will be possible!

To the Bright Paschal Feast, dear friends! 

Christ is Risen!

00 G A Zyuganov 201119 April 2014

Gennady Zyuganov

Head of the KPRF faction in the RF Gosduma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation

Chairman of the Central Committee of the KPRF


KPRF official website



White and Red now converge… if the above doesn’t prove that to you, then, you have no eyes to see with, no ears to hear with, and no brain to think with. The Cross or the Red Banner? NO! The Cross AND the Red Banner! Look at the vapourings of the Free Marketer Evangelicals and look at what Comrade Zyuganov says and what HH says (these two are in word-for-word agreement)… one of these things is NOT like the other! We have a choice. I’ve chosen. What about you? Your immortal soul IS in the balance… by the way, choosing any of the neoliberal/neocon paths isn’t an option (that means that supporting Langley or any of its front organisations (such as RFE/RL) in any way is evil)… that McMansion DOES have a VERY dear price… Ol’ Scratch does drive a hard bargain, doesn’t he?


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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


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.


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