Voices from Russia

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

16 September 2014. As Seen by Vitaly Podvitsky. As It Was, As It Is, As It Ever Shall Be! 2014

00 Vitaly Podvitsky. As it was, as it is, as it ever shall be. 2014

As It Was, As It Is, As It Ever Shall Be!

Vitaly Podvitsky



Song About Aleksandr Nevsky


The Sacred War sung by a PLA choir in China… American stupidity, brutality, and arrogance led to the present Sino-Russian alliance… it’ll stand until the defeat of all American aggression around the world


“1242” is the victory in the Battle on the Ice won by Grand Prince St Aleksandr Nevsky… “1380” is the victory in the Battle of Kulikovo Polye won by Grand Prince St Dmitri Donskoi… “1812” is the victory won over Napoleon in the Patriotic War of 1812… “1945” is the victory won over Fascist Germany and Japan in the Great Patriotic War (VOV). Two of these victories came before the USA was even thought of… the Battle on the Ice was 534 years before the so-called “Declaration of Independence” and the Battle of Kulikovo Polye was 396 years before it. That is, both of these victories are further back in history than the total age of the USA (238 years). That’s why the Anglo American toddlers show such fecklessness… as a society, they’re nothing but children… as their motto “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing” shows. Why do societies do this, even though they have mature individuals within them? I haven’t the slightest… I simply observe that it’s true. America threatens a country that’s thrown back virtually all invaders. Hmm… Anglo Americans believe, “History is bunk”… I DO beg to differ…

“All those who march on Russia shall be put to death”… as it was, as it is, as it ever shall be…


Saturday, 31 May 2014

31 May 2014. A Poem Written in the Hero-City of Odessa in the VOV by Konstantin Simonov… Odessa was on the Cross Then… It’s on the Cross Now

00 odessa victims. 04.05.14

In particular, remember those killed in the fire at the Dom Profsoyuzov in Odessa on 2 May. American-sponsored Galician Uniate terrorists set the building on fire and then shot at those trying to escape. The American media fawns on them… you should not. 


To Valentina Serova

If God in his almighty power
Called me to heaven when I died
And I was asked, at heaven’s gate,
What I should choose to take inside,

I should not want, in paradise,
A tedious girl of honest worth.
I’d take with me the very same
With whom I’d shared this sinful earth:

The wild and wilful one, the one
Who gives me (for a time) her love,
She who tormented me below
Would keep me from ennui above.

There must be very few who’d take
Such desperate souls to share their bliss.
The blessed ones would peep at you
And say “Has Heaven come to this?”

I’d take with me the distances -
The agony of separation,
To call to mind when we’re apart
The way you kissed me at the station.

I’d have to take the dangers too,
To keep you anxious, true and wise,
So that no coward should enjoy
The azure brilliance of your eyes.

I’d take to heaven a faithful friend
To drink a toast when all is well.
And I should take the enemy
To fight with… as we did in hell.

Love and ennui and pity I’d take,
Even the nightingale in the wood…
Every tiniest detail of life
That we live on earth, I’d take… if I could.

Even death… if that could be…
I should not leave behind below.
All that is here our lot on earth
I’d choose to take with me… and so

God, in astonishment, would curse
The worldly loyalties of men,
And pretty soon, without a doubt,
Would pop me back on earth again!

Konstantin Simonov


(written in Odessa under siege)


Konstantin Simonov was one of the most famous poets to come out of the VOV. He wrote the above poem in besieged Odessa in 1941. Today, a brutal and unrepresentative putschist junta that seized power from the legitimate government in February with American connivance occupies Odessa. One of its first actions was to outlaw the Russian language and to try to replace it with a hillbilly pidgin spoken only by a small minority in the Far Western Ukraine. That led to the Crimea rejoining Russia and for the Russian-speaking “Eastern Ukraine” to rise up against these American-fomented fascists. What you read and hear in the American media about the “Ukraine” is false. The people of Novorossiya (the name for the so-called Southeastern Ukraine in tsarist times) want to be free of “Ukrainian” dictatorship. If you love freedom and justice, you’ll support them.


(Google this and look at the images)


People seem to love the Russian poetry in translation. I’ll try my best to include a few examples each week. One of the purposes of this blog IS to make Russian culture known… and it never hurts to listen to others and to attend to THEIR wants, is it? If you’re interested, why not look at my companion blog, “Art and Faith?” It has a good amount (several thousand images) of our Russian art posted there (and I really should put up more… the current political situation had me focusing on the news).


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Saturday, 8 March 2014

8 March 2014. Here’s What One of My Ukie Nationalist Opponents Said… Crazy World Ain’t It (Do Pass the Jug)?

00 Death to the Fascist Scum! VOV. Shevchenko. 08.03.14

Death to the Fascist Scum!

Unknown Artist

Great Patriotic War poster (1941-45)



The whole concert is 35 minutes… listen to the first song, if nothing else… something POSITIVE from our Russian civilisation. THIS is what the Ukie nationalist fanatics oppose, by the way. 


One of the Cabinet passed it on to me… it’s a comment on some of my work by a Ukie nationalist fanatic in Poland:

Uroczysty polsko-ukraiński chuj wam w dupę!

In English, in means:

A festive Polish-Ukrainian fuck you up the ass!

We shouldn’t get angry over such! It does show you the level that most Ukie nationalists operate at. What’s becoming obvious is that Comrade Zyuganov is right… actually, the conflict in the Ukraine is a classic Marxist class war, with nationalist overtones to be sure, but it’s mostly a class war… the oligarchs are trying to seize power, to hand the Ukraine over for brutal rape by the likes of Warren Buffet and Willy Romney. The Western media and government sources focus on the nationalist aspect to blind you to the fact that Western crapitalism will profit immensely if the Timoshenko junta wins. Note well that one of the first actions of the junta was to appoint oligarchs as governors… then, it cut pensions by 50 PERCENT. If that doesn’t show you the evil behind the junta, nothing will. However, the junta is dependent on fascist elements for “muscle” as it disbanded security elements and it doesn’t trust the army (after all, it appointed “morale instructors”… commissars in all but name). This is good… as the fascist elements (and the oligarch bands of the governors) lack discipline and training. Putting someone in a uniform doesn’t make them a soldier… giving someone a weapon and a uniform makes them thugs, not policemen. The order of law lies trampled… for now, the oligarchs and the nationalists are allies… but how long will this unnatural marriage last?

To return to my critic… hey, the world is what it is. You don’t bother me (or my friends). Pass the jug and cheer, for as Bob Czech put it so many moons ago, “They wouldn’t be hollering if the harpoon hadn’t sunk deep”. Keep it focused… DO NOT HATE… Satan wins, then. However, you can stand tall and FIGHT BACK. Keep on keepin’ on, kids… it ain’t over, and the worst is yet to come…



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Thursday, 16 January 2014

Kalashnikov Asked for Absolution in Regards to Deaths Caused by the AK Rifle in Letter to Patriarch Kirill

00 Mikhail Kalashnikov. Russian,Soviet inventor. 16.12.13


On Monday, Izvestia reported that Mikhail Kalashnikov, the late designer of the AK-47 assault rifle, said in a letter to Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev that he felt sorry that the weapon that he created killed millions of people, saying, “My spiritual pain is unbearable. There’s one insoluble matter… since my rifle killed people, am I… an Orthodox Christian… responsible for these deaths, even if they were enemies?”

The AK-47, designed in 1947, became the world’s most popular assault rifle, used by governments, rebels, terrorists, and civilians. According to the World Bank, out of the 500 million total firearms available worldwide, 100 million are from the Kalashnikov family, and 75 million are AK-47s. Another question that deeply troubled Kalashnikov was the USSR’s military failure in 1941, during the VOV, when he was a tank commander. He said, “My spiritual wound of 1941 haunts me day and night. Why, living in such a great power with a massive defence industry and a strong gun design school, couldn’t I and my fellow soldiers defend ourselves?” Commenting on the Cold War, Kalashnikov, who died in December, said that he’d considered Americans “friends”, despite tense relations between the two countries.

Some commentators questioned the letter’s authenticity, drawing parallels with a message allegedly written by exiled oligarch Boris Berezovsky to President Vladimir Putin before his death last March, which some believe a fake. However, Kirill’s spokesman Aleksandr Volkov confirmed that Patriarch Kirill received the letter, where the gun designer praised him, and wrote a reply, thanking Kalashnikov for his “patriotism”. He added that the letter was “very relevant amidst attacks against the Church“. In recent years, the Church and Patriarch Kirill came under fire for alleged corruption and close ties with the Kremlin.

14 January 2014

Oleg Sukhov

St Petersburg Times



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