Voices from Russia

Monday, 15 September 2014

15 September 2014. As Seen by Vitaly Podvitsky. The Littlest Angels… Forgive Us… We Have Nothing to Say. 2014

00 Vitaly Podvitsky. The Little Angels. 2014

The Littlest Angels… Forgive Us… We Have Nothing to Say

Vitaly Podvitsky

2014

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There’s nothing to say…

Вечная память

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Thursday, 11 September 2014

11 September 2014. Stop and Remember… the Dead of 9/11… the Dead of Beslan… Lest We Forget…

00.0b 9.11 Remembered. World Trade Center. 12.09.12

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00.0e 9.11 Remembered. World Trade Center. 12.09.12

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00.0g 9.11 Remembered. World Trade Center. 12.09.12

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00 In Honour of Beslan. jfkpaint. 2008

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00.01g 04.09.12 From Moscow to Beslan

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01 Alan Kornaev and Zaurbek Dzanagov. The Tree of Grief. 2005

The Tree of Grief

Alan Kornaev and Zaurbek Dzanagov

2005

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Stop, pause, and remember the dead… if you’re a believer, light a candle and pray for the dead… if you’re a secular, stop, pause, and reflect on what this all means for us. We all stand mute before the Mystery of Death. It’s the one common thread in all of our lives… have a care and REMEMBER…

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Saturday, 6 September 2014

6 September 2014. Some of My Favourite Things… Joan Rivers is Dead… One Gutsy Lady

00 Joan Rivers. 06.09.14

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Today, Joan Rivers, a gutsy gal if there ever was such, died. She was strong, outspoken, and assertive… her humour was usually blunt, occasionally, offensively so, but in a good way… people offended by humour are usually taking themselves too seriously. Rivers wasn’t merely a strong person; she was a strong woman. She was brash, in-your-face, female but not ‘feminine’, and aggressively Jewish. She took the outsider position, standing up from that position to critique the strong and the powerful. Sure, she wasn’t always politically correct… Rivers not only used the word “tranny”, which many find offensive, but she used it (in 2014) to describe Michelle Obama, and then doubled down, defending herself with her usual gusto and attacking political correctness itself. For fifty years, she spoke truth to power, and managed to end with a punchline. Thank you, Joan. Rest in Chutzpah.

Adapted from an article in the Forward by Jay Michaelson

Saturday, 30 August 2014

30 August 2014. A Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words. A Poklon and Вечная память to the Fallen Heroes of Novorossiya… They All Had Faces… They All Had Names… NEVER FORGET THAT

00 Novorossiya heroes 01. 30.08.14

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00 Novorossiya heroes 02. 30.08.14

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00 Novorossiya heroes 03. 30.08.14

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00 Novorossiya heroes 04. 30.08.14

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These photos are by Jonathan Alperiye, a freelancer working for CNN. Bow in memory of those who died to preserve their motherland from a long fascist nightmare and from the tyranny of nekulturny Galician Uniate hillbillies. It’s the least that you can do.

Вечная память

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