Voices from Russia

Friday, 21 November 2014

21 November 2014. Some of My Favourite Things… Bayan Miks and Nadezhda Babkina… VIVAT BAYAN!

00 Bayan Miks 02. 10.08.14

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Let’s take a break from the war and from the gross Uniates. Let’s have something wholesome and life-affirming… this was at a gala concert in Moscow, “Vivat Bayan!” celebrating the 100th anniversary of the bayan’s invention (actually, it was a modified garmon, a Russian concertina). Of course, it’s got S I Voitenko and Dmitri Khramkov, Bayan Miks… the KINGS of the bayan. Now, THIS is RUSSIAN!

BMD

21 November 2014. Time to Smile… The Latest Bonya and Kuzmich Parody… Get Out the Pickles, Rye Bread, and Kolbasa!

00 Bonya and Kuzmich. 13.08.14

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Here’s the latest spoof from Bonya and Kuzmich. Break out the pickles, preserves, rye bread, and kolbasa… enjoy!

BMD

Thursday, 20 November 2014

20 November 2014. Video. An Ass-Kickin’ Song From the Ass-Kickers of Novorossiya

00 Donbass Arise! 24.05.14

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My Thanks to the Cabineteer who translated this for me. This “work” isn’t an individual thing… other hands are involved… thankfully so!

BMD

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RISE UP DONBASS!

sung by “Kuba”

Mama, well, how are things in the land of the steppes?
I heard that the enemy has come to our land,
And wants to destroy everyone as fast as possible.
Mama, every city here I have known for a long time since childhood,
Droozhkovka, Slavyansk, Kramatorsk are now on the news reels,
Donbas save your children!

Rise up Donbas, rise up my native land,
Rise up Donbas we will drive out the junta together.
Rise up Donbas, Mother Russia is with you,
Rise up Donbas, you will become the new Brest! (fortress)

Mama, how are the workers and miners doing?
While they were rioting on the Maidan
Our people were working and feeding the slackers.
Mama, Slavyansk and the holy mountains will help them.
And they are our cities, and they will be ours forever.
We will not give them up to the enemy!

Rise up Donbas, let’s drive out the junta together,
Rise up Donbas, you will become the new Brest (fortress),
Rise up Donbas, rise up my native land,
Rise up Donbas, Mother Russia is with you.

Mama, life continues from Donetsk to Odessa,
And the cities turned green, trains transported coal,
Smokestacks belched smoke as always.
Mama, like in 1941 when demons came to us from the West,
They stand at every door, shoot women and mothers,
Burn people alive.

Rise up Donbas, let’s drive out the junta together,
Rise up Donbas, you will be the new Brest (fortress),
Rise up Donbas, rise up my native land!

Saturday, 8 November 2014

8 November 2014. Get Your Mind (and Soul) Right! The Winter Lent is Upon Us… Here’s are Some Hymns to the Most Holy Virgin and a Cherubic Hymn… Christmas Lent is on the Way

00.1bb A Point of Unity. Catholics woman praying. Basilica of the Virgin Aparecida. BRAZIL

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My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord (the Magnificat). It sounds like New Roman chant sung in Staroslav. Sung at St Tikhon parish in Yaroslavl RUSSIAN FEDERATION

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Ancient Old Russian Stolpvoy/Zanamenny chant harmonised by Irina Denisova. Херувимская песнь (Cherubic Hymn (Hymn of the Great Entrance) from the Liturgy). Sung at the St Elisabeth Convent in Minsk BELARUS. This is the most ancient Russian Orthodox chant form in existence.

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Rejoice, O Ever-Virgin Bride! Sung at the Valaam Monastery in Republic of Karelia RUSSIAN FEDERATION

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It’s My Choice! A Russian Orthodox multifilm (animation) sponsored by the Russian Federation Ministry of Culture… even if you don’t know Russian, watch it for the visuals. The best part is at 11:30… the peasant refuses to carry out the death penalty… now, that’s REAL Russian Orthodox! One note… if you voted Republican, you voted AGAINST the Russian government that sponsors such wholesome presentations. Crank world, ain’t it? Holy Rus or Greedy Mammon America… which one do YOU want?

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The winter lent is almost upon us. Just as Easter has 40 days of abstinence preceding it… so does Christmas. Orthodoxy has four lents… the Great Lent, before Easter, the Christmas Lent, before Christmas, the Peter and Paul Lent, before the feastday of Ss Peter and Paul, and the Assumption Lent, in August before the feastday of the Assumption of the Virgin. Get in the mood, kids… there’s a season for celebration and a season for fasting… and a season of fasting is upon us. Keep it focused and keep it straight…

BMD

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