Voices from Russia

Saturday, 16 August 2014

16 August 2014. Some of My Favourite Things… Bayan Miks (Reprise)… GOOD Clean Russian Fun

00 Pres Putin with Bayan Miks. 16.08.14

Bayan Miks with President Putin at the Winter Olympics in Sochi

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Bayan Miks is joined by mime/KVNshchik Yuri Askarov (the “Russian Mr Bean“), along with Svyatoslav Sergeyevich Voitenko… Sergei Voitenko’s son… there be a future for bayanists…

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Karnaval

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Bayan Miks does the “Zorba thing”

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In this time of war and crisis, it’s imperative that we step away from it from time to time… at the height of the Blitz, Brits sang and smiled with George Formby… that was a HEALTHY thing. Have a smile…

BMD

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

13 August 2014. From the Russian Web… Have a Smile… Bonya and Kuzmich Mug Up a Kiesza Song

00 Bonya and Kuzmich. 13.08.14

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Bonya and Kuzmich are a parody duo from Perm… their vKontakte page is here. Have a smile… the days are evil, so, we need to laugh TWICE as much as we do in more normal times. This is a hoot… laugh good n’ hearty… isn’t this just like some of the better stuff on KVN? Have a care, kids…

BMD

Sunday, 10 August 2014

10 August 2014. Some of My Favourite Things… Bayan Miks… The Accordion STILL Rules in Russian Pop Culture

00 Bayan Miks 02. 10.08.14

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Roses on the Snow with Anzhelika Argubash

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00 Bayan Miks 01. 10.08.14

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A Bulgarian Hora (Dance)… music doesn’t start until 0:30… starts slow, then, pow!

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00 Bayan Miks 03. 10.08.14

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Watch Out for the Car!

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00 Bayan Miks 04. 10.08.14

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Bayan Miks with Marina Devyatova singing Mamochka… watch it fullscreen in 1080p HD… awesome!

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The accordion STILL rules in Russian pop culture… as long as there’s kvass, accordions, Borodinsky khleb, dill pickles, kolbasa, and arbuzi… there’s always gonna be a Russia! Bayan Miks is a good example of how traditional folk culture has adapted to the modern world. Russia is returning to Soviet standards in pop culture, rejecting Western degeneracy (especially, the perverted Anglo American version). Russian people love the old Sov songs as they’re positive and upbeat, without any of the nasty and dirty nuances found in Western “popular” music. I’d say that if I had to choose between Soviet standards and Anglo American standards… there’s no contest… the Sov standards are cleaner, more morally pure, and more decent. Keep that in mind as you hear the usual cast of suspects attack the legacy of the USSR. I know where I stand… what about you?

If the USSR is coming back… let it get here, already! It’s a lot better than the rot found on Fox News and the rubbish spread by the media about Kim Kardashian…

BMD

Sunday, 16 February 2014

16 February 2014. All Around the Orthosphere: Bob Marley… Orthodox Christian

00 Bob Marley 02. 16.02.14

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00 Bob Marley 03. 16.02.14

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00 Bob Marley 01. Mausoleum. 16.02.14

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Many of you know my of my neologism, the “Orthosphere“… that is, the lands where Orthodoxy (both Eastern and Oriental) maintains either a majority or strong presence. The Orthosphere is a sociological/philosophical/intellectual/cultural construct… it’s NOT merely religious. Ergo, people not “in communion” in the religious sense ARE “in communion” in a cultural sense. Confused? Let’s make it murkier, kids… Uniates “look” Orthodox, but they’re NOT part of the Orthosphere. That’s because they’ve sold out completely to the papist mindset. Ergo, even though we’re not “in communion” with Copts, Armenians, and Ethiops, we ARE part of a unified Christian worldview with them, neither Papist nor Protestant. Even though the Uniates “look like us”, they’re NOT of us… they’ve sold out to the West and to its blandishments. Remember our history… how Russia aided the Assyrian Christians in World War I and how Russian officers served alongside Ras Makonnen in whipping the Italians (especially, Nikolai Leontiev of the Kuban Cossack Host).

Bob Marley joined the Ethiopian Tewahedo Orthodox Church before his death… that makes him “one of us”. Here are some images from his museum in Nine Mile (Saint Ann Parish), Jamaica, his hometown. The Orthosphere is our true “home”… and it’s all ours… or none of it’s ours. Keep it focused…

 

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