Voices from Russia

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

KPRF Gosduma Deputies Propose to Move “New Wave” Festival to Crimea because of Latvian Sanctions

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KPRF Gosduma deputies V F Rashkin and S P Obukhov proposed to “New Wave” Festival bigs I Ya Krutoi and Aleksandr Rumyantsev that they move the venue of the event from Jurmala to the Crimea after Latvia banned three Russian performers from entering the country. Supposedly, the Latvians blacklisted I D KobzonO M Gazmanov, and V Yu Perfilova (better known by her stage name Valeriya), due to stance on the reunification of the Crimea with Russia and on the events in the Ukraine. These artists were ready to take part in the “New Wave” festival in Jurmala. This decision floored the performers themselves.

Earlier, A N Tkachyov, Governor of Krasnodar Krai, proposed to move the festival to Sochi, and N N Tsukanov, Governor of Kaliningrad Oblast, proposed the resort town of Svetlogorsk on the Baltic Sea as a new site. The KPRF website quoted Rashkin and Obukhov, “We ask you, if these restrictions and insults to Russian performers and to Russia in general continue, to consider the possibility of not holding the festival in Jurmala, and to move the event to a coastal city in the Russian Federation (for example, in the Crimea), where performers won’t face humiliating restrictions and discrimination supposedly based on their political opinions”. Republic of Crimea Minister of Culture A V Novoselskaya, commenting on the situation, said that the Crimean government is ready to provide a concert venue for the competition, noting, “Regarding holding the “New Wave” in the Crimea, we welcome any and all creative projects here, and we’re always ready to lend them a hand”. Novoselskaya added that Crimea has experience in conducting large-scale festivals; for three consecutive years, the Artek international youth camp hosted an international music competition for children similar to the “New Wave” event.

22 July 2014

Rossiya Segodnya

http://ria.ru/culture/20140722/1017045224.html

Editor:

It looks like the American ploy blew up in the faces of their puppet clients. Of course, just like in 2008 in Georgia, the Americans themselves haven’t learnt shit, and left their satellites holding the whole malodorous bag of rubbishy consequences. The festival will leave Latvia, as the Russians are the moving force behind the event. This shows how stupid and obsequious the Balts and Galicians are… they’ll do ANYTHING that their American puppeteers tell them to do… even if it hurts them. For instance, the junta in Kiev fulminated that they were going to break off all trade with Russia. That wouldn’t only knacker their economy… it’d kill it. The West doesn’t want Ukrainian goods… all it wants to do is to rape its natural resources, use its territory for bases, and to use Ukrainians as cheap wetback labour (much as the fascists did in World War II). In short, the American Establishment is EVIL… and has been since 1993. Clinton and Bush formed a seamless whole, as far as hubris and aggression in foreign parts went.

This is too much of a muchness. However, it shows you how low America has fallen. America used to stand for something… now, it stands for Greed is Good, the Prosperity Gospel, “The race goes to the swiftest”, and “God has a plan for your life” (I kid you not… that heresy is a direct quote from Pat Robertson). I seem to notice a deterioration…

BMD

Poem: Русские идут! The Russians are Coming!

00 the russians are coming. 22.07.14

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В Одессе жарким зноем дышит лето,
В Луганске с воем мины землю рвут…
И вот, как вздох, как тихий шелест ветра,
Слышнее, ближе: «Русские идут!»

Они идут, как шли и в сорок пятом,
От наших рек – до чуждых берегов.
Шли за Победой русские солдаты –
И ужас каменел в сердцах врагов!

Как ждали их все страны и народы
Растерзанной фашистами Земли!
Коль снова к власти пробрались уроды –
Что ж, снова в битву русские пошли!

Мир жестче стал, люд – злее, чувства – суше,
И дни еще нелегкие грядут…
С улыбкой мать – Россия смотрит в душу,
Когда я слышу: «Русские идут!»

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00 russian soldiers 01. World War I. 22.07.14

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In Odessa, the hot heat of summer breathes,
In Lugansk, the howling land mines tear the land…
And so, like a sigh, as the quiet rustling of the wind,
Louder, closer: “The Russians are coming!”

They’re coming… just like in ‘45,
From our rivers… to alien shores.
The Russian soldiers went for victory…
And terror turned our enemies’ hearts to stone!

All countries and peoples waited for them
In an earth the fascists ravaged!
Once again, the freaks came to power…
Well, the Russians again went to battle!

The world is harder, people are meaner, feelings are drained,
And the more difficult days are coming…
With a smile, Mother-Russia looks into the soul,
When I hear “The Russians are coming!”

17 July 2014

TsIA Novorossiya

http://novorus.info/news/rusmir/25295-russkie-idut-stihi.html

Monday, 21 July 2014

Latvia Sanctions Iosif Kobzon, Oleg Gazmanov, and Valeriya… They’re Singers, NOT Politicians… The Neo-Nazis in Latvia are Nuts in the Head

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The Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs blacklisted three Russian cultural figures… I D Kobzon, O M Gazmanov, and V Yu Perfilova (better known by her stage name Valeriya). The Latvians claimed that their decision was due to the positions that these artists took on Crimea rejoining Russia. According to Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs, “If any of these three are already in Latvia, they should leave. However, I won’t put on a show with arrests and police involvement to expel these people”. This week, the annual “New Wave” musical festival begins in Jurmala. Kobzon was due to give a concert, with many prominent Latvians and Russians as guests. In 2003, Latvia put Kobzon on a blacklist, alleging that he was “a threat to security and public order”. However, in 2004, the new Minister of Internal Affairs, Eric Ekabsons, cancelled this order, after which Kobzon freely visited Latvia almost every year, always being one of those performing at the “New Wave” festival.

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00 kobzon. 21.07.14

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I Love You, Life!

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People’s Artist of the USSR I D Kobzon, who was supposed to perform at the “New Wave” festival, but a Latvian blacklisting prevented his gig, told us, “Placing Western sanctions on Russian cultural figures is unacceptable. When a democracy claims to delineate culture, and the freedom of citizens to freely move about… that isn’t democracy, it’s the anger of American satellites who don’t know what they’re doing”. He was supposed to appear at a benefit performance with People’s Artist of the USSR A B Pugachyova. He said, “I was in Spain, and I had just got back to Russia. My flight was in the evening, but then I got this news”.

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00 gazmanov. 21.07.14

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Made in the USSR… “I was born in the Soviet Union, I was made in the USSR…”

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People’s Artist of Russia O M Gazmanov, whose name was on a Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs blacklist, believes that such a gesture before the opening of the “New Wave” music festival in Jurmala jeopardises relations between the two countries. Gazmanov said, “I was about ready to fly to Latvia, to Riga. Then, two hours ago, I learned this. Certainly, I don’t like it, especially, since tomorrow’s my birthday, and I was going to speak at the opening of the ‘New Wave’ and present a new song. All this, in my opinion, only inflames the situation. I want to encourage people, regardless of nationality, or place of residence, not to give into such artificially provoked conflicts. They should stop the blame game and think about it; they’re trying to embroil us using all imaginable and unimaginable means. I haven’t yet thought through what I’d do about it. I won’t do any televised appearance there; I won’t do anything there. I think that I’ll just let it all settle down, then, I think that everything would go back to normal. In this regard, it’s important to note public opinion, and that the Latvians always gave us a warm welcome at the ‘New Wave’… ​​this festival had a positive effect on the regional economy. Now, many of my friends and fans refuse to go to the festival. They tell me, ‘We’re not going, we don’t want to go. Why are they cocking such an attitude?’ I get a call like that every three minutes. On the social networks, they write me saying that they refuse to go”.

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00 Valeriya with husband I I Pogozhin. 21.07.14

Valeriya with her husband I I Prigozhin

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Heart of Glass

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The Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs blacklisted Honoured Artist of Russia V Yu Perfilova (Valeriya). I I Prigozhin, Valeriya’s producer and husband, told us, “There’s no legal basis for such a decision from the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, none at all. In my opinion, this is the beginning of a populist campaign by Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs. His party faces an election, and polls show that they’re not doing well”. This week, the annual “New Wave” international music festival kicks off in Jurmala, to which all the artists on the blacklist had invitations. Currently, Prigozhin and Valeriya are in Geneva, then, they’re going to try to go the Jurmala festival. He said, “I’ve paid for the plane tickets, but we haven’t yet decided whether we’re going to be on the flight or not”. The Latvian blacklist Latvian used Valeriya’s birth name, ALLA Yurievna Perfilova, but Prigozhin pointed up, “For quite some time, she’s officially changed the name on her passport to VALERIYA Yurievna Perfilova. Valeriya reserves the right to appeal to international organisations to demand an apology from this minister. We’ve never been part of any criminal group, we aren’t terrorists and extremists, all of this is completely illegal”.

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Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov gave a formal protest to the Latvian Ambassador in Moscow, Astra Kurme, on the ban on the entry of three Russian artists. The official Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MID) statement said, “On 21 July, the MID called in Latvian Ambassador to Russia Astra Kurme. RF Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Ryabkov expressed outrage and protested the decision of the Latvian authorities to label Russian citizens I D Kobzon, V Yu Perfilova (Valeriya), and O M Gazmanov as foreigners denied entry to Latvia for their ‘actions contributing to undermining the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the Ukraine’”.

21 July 2014

Rossiya Segodnya

http://ria.ru/culture/20140721/1016881378.html

http://ria.ru/culture/20140721/1016899619.html

http://ria.ru/culture/20140721/1016939437.html

http://ria.ru/culture/20140721/1016915045.html

http://ria.ru/politics/20140721/10169413

Editor:

Everyone knows who’s truly behind all of this. The Latvian neofascist junta is only in power because goofy “laws” disenfranchise the Russian-speaking population… that’s why the Bushies and the Republicans love them so… the Latvians (and Estonians and “Ukrainians”) only do what they want to do in the American South. Latvia is America’s willing running dog, and it does what the Americans tell it to do. It shows the petty peevishness of Americans… do note that the usual cast of suspects amongst the OCA/ROCOR apparat support the CIA, not the Motherland… I call that TREASON… and of the most obnoxious sort. Another facet of this is that I D Kobzon and O M Gazmanov are steadfast communists… certain Americans take sadistic glee in trying to muck with their cookies… they’ve found that the Latvians, Estonians, and Galician Uniates are willing and eager accomplices in scurrility and nastiness. Do reflect on this… the ethnicities named all were willing collaborators of the Nazis and have NEVER repented of such. It puts a new face on their rants, doesn’t it?

Again, do you want to stand with life-affirming communism or do you want to stand with life-denying “free enterprise?” Do choose well…

BMD

21 July 2014. Video. Four Ways of Saying “Glory to Rus!”

00 Crimea is now back home. 21.07.14

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This is from Arkona… yes, they’re rodnovery neopagans, but this is good hard-driving patriotic metal. Enjoy!

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Here’s an abridged version of the last chorus of Glinka’s A Life for the Tsar

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Here’s the full version of the Glinka… the conductor in this (and in the following) is Captain of the First Rank A А Karabanov (Honoured Artist of Russia), the director of the N A Rimsky-Korsakov Central Navy Orchestra 

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God Save the Tsar! Do note that the audience stands in respect, old-school patriotism still means something in Russia (unlike the USA, where “Greed is Good” selfishness has replaced patriotism and civic responsibility)… by the way, the Reds are patriots, they’re the FIRST ones to stand up!

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Four ways of saying “Glory to Rus!” Ura!

BMD

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