Aleksei Stefanov, a 90-year-old VOV vet who spoke with the press, said:
“War isn’t a game; it’s the most horrible thing that there is. That’s the thing youngsters should always know”.
That’s the voice of truth; it’s spoken by a veteran fighter of the VOV who knows which end is up. What does that tell you about contemporary warmongering politicians (especially, those cowards who refused to serve themselves, but who stridently shout for war)? I think that it speaks volumes…
Marina Raskova (1912-43), Hero of the Soviet Union, she commanded the 125th Guards Bomber Aviation Regiment… her ashes were buried in the Moscow Kremlin wall in a state funeral.
Mariya Dolina (1922-2010), Hero of the Soviet Union, she also served in the 125th Guards Bomber Regiment (which received the title “Borisov named after M M Raskova” after Marina Raskova died in an air crash).
Today, some rightwing nutters are trying to say that women are unfit to be at the front in combat positions. That’s utter baloney and horseshit. Women proved their mettle in World War II. Indeed, they more than proved it. I’ll bet you any amount of money that the loudmouthed cretins who oppose women at the front are the same people who voted for the warmongering draft-dodging coward Willard Romney. I’m just sayin’…
70 years ago, one of the greatest military podvigs* in Russian history occurred. In the bloody Battle of Stalingrad, the Red Army crushed the Wehrmacht, beginning its liberation of the USSR from the invaders. As a special offering for the anniversary of the great battle, RIA-Novosti gives you this Infographic about the legendary battle.
The victory at Stalingrad had a decisive influence on the future course of the Great Patriotic War. Because of its victory in the battle, the Red Army firmly seized the strategic initiative, dictating its will to the enemy. This changed the nature of the actions of the German forces in the Caucasus, in Rzhev, and in Demyansk. The Red Army’s attack forced the Wehrmacht to order the preparation of Eastern Wall, which was supposed to stop the advance of the Red Army. The outcome of the Battle of Stalingrad caused consternation and confusion in the Axis countries. Crisis brewed in the pro-fascist juntas in Italy, Romania, Hungary, and Slovakia. It also dramatically weakened the influence of Germany on its allies, and notably aggravated the differences between them. It caused political circles in Turkey to have an increased desire to maintain neutrality. In other neutral countries, it caused restraint and aloofness in their relations with Germany.
1 February 2013
* Podvig is almost untranslatable in English… it’s the highest form of exploit… going beyond “beyond the call of duty”… it’s the ne plus ultra in Russian. It is NOT a purely-spiritual term… it applies to all extraordinary feats of bravery, self-sacrifice, and dedication.
Click here for a 26-minute VOR audio presentation on the religious aspects of the VOV. Please, note that that the programme doesn’t “start” until 1:30 into the presentation. It presents the truth… not the self-serving lies spouted by Victor Potapov and Peter Lukianov. You can believe the truth as presented here… or the bilious pro-oligarch rot regurgitated by Potapov and Lukianov. It’s up to you… I can’t decide for you. However, don’t forget that Potapov sucks up to sectarian heretics (such as the Moonies who own the Washington Times)… can you trust someone who hangs out voluntarily with such (who proselytise amongst real Christians) merely because they share the same unhinged radical political notions? I wouldn’t, if I were you.
I pray that the “truth will out”… never forget that St Serafim Vyritsky prayed EVERY DAY for the victory of the Red Army. He did NOT pray for the victory of the Vlasovtsy collaborationist pigs (who, after the war, entered the service of Western powers to harm Russia for personal gain, the same as they did for the Nazis). We should follow our saints, no?
This truthful VOR production had the Mother Church’s blessing… Potapov’s lying American crapitalist propaganda didn’t… that should tell you something. These sorts can march in the so-called “March for Life” for a 100 years, but it’ll be for nought until they repent of the evil and deceitful treachery of their parents… a treason far worse than anything Stalin ever did (that’s why the ROCOR should remove Potapov’s screed against Stalin from its website and apologise for having made it appear that the Church blesses treason and treachery). By the way, the Mother Church had NOTHING to repent of… but the ones who screamed for “repentance” from the Motherland were the ones who truly needed repentance (for having dared to stab their Rodina and Naroda in the back in the interest of Russia’s sworn enemies in return for a “mess of pottage“). I find that an interesting paradox…