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Saturday, 19 April 2014

G A Zyuganov: To the Bright Paschal Feast! If We Preserve an Undying Commitment to the Ideals of Good and Justice, Then, a Public and Political Revival Will be Possible!

00 To the Bright Feast of Easter. 19.04.14

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I give you my most sincere greetings on the Bright Feast of Easter; I wish you the most vibrant spiritual joy, the enjoyment of all good things, and domestic happiness.

The ancients said that symbols and images rule the world. In these Easter holidays, special images shine over Russia. Not only the traditional ones of Resurrection as revival… today, we celebrate the return of Chersonesos and we celebrate the 700th anniversary of the birth of St Sergei of Radonezh. The first saw the beginning of the Orthodox civilisation, the Russian World. The second saw the Great Russian ethnos emerge as a united people stretching from the Baltic to the Pacific, from the White Sea to the Black Sea.

V O Klyuchevsky wrote, referring to the view of St Sergei of Radonezh, “Our people attended to their moral revival, this made possible the revival of the political”. This moral revival allowed our ancestors to start the awakening of the Russian people from darkness, from humiliation by their enemies and by their own stupid rivalries. St Sergei’s spiritual encouragement inspired the soldiers on the Kulikovo Field to bring forth a great podvig of arms, which laid a foundation for the Great Russian ethnos, one of the branches of an ancient tree, the root of which engendered three fraternal Slavic peoples. Our three East Slavic peoples share a common destiny and a common past. One of the turning points was the Baptism of Rus, but we must remember that the famous event in Chersonesos preceded it… the conversion to Orthodoxy of Grand Prince St Vladimir the Red Sun. Today, our eyes now turn to fiery Chersonesos, to its current residents, the heirs of Russian glory and pride, now reunited with Russia, now living as one yet again.

Today, during the bright feast of the Resurrection, our thoughts are with our Ukrainian brothers, who hope to see a sign from the powers-that-be, who hope for a victory of light over darkness. We’re shoulder to shoulder with fraternal Belarus. We’re with you, our brothers and comrades. St Sergei taught us that only love and unity will saved us. That’s how we saved ourselves and saved the world from the “brown plague” seven decades ago. Contrary to the vapourings from the West about “the end of history”, recent events show that the historical process continues and that it still progresses towards the good and to good-will. However, this will only happen if its true creator… the people… preserves its historical memory and its true ideals.

I give you my most sincere greetings on the Bright Feast of Christ’s Easter; I wish all of you the “unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Epistle of St Paul to the Ephesians 4.3) during these happy days. I wish you love and unity, for if we preserve an undying commitment to the ideals of good and justice, then, a public and political revival will be possible!

To the Bright Paschal Feast, dear friends! 

Christ is Risen!

00 G A Zyuganov 201119 April 2014

Gennady Zyuganov

Head of the KPRF faction in the RF Gosduma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation

Chairman of the Central Committee of the KPRF

KPRF.ru

KPRF official website

http://kprf.ru/party-live/cknews/130489.html

Editor:

White and Red now converge… if the above doesn’t prove that to you, then, you have no eyes to see with, no ears to hear with, and no brain to think with. The Cross or the Red Banner? NO! The Cross AND the Red Banner! Look at the vapourings of the Free Marketer Evangelicals and look at what Comrade Zyuganov says and what HH says (these two are in word-for-word agreement)… one of these things is NOT like the other! We have a choice. I’ve chosen. What about you? Your immortal soul IS in the balance… by the way, choosing any of the neoliberal/neocon paths isn’t an option (that means that supporting Langley or any of its front organisations (such as RFE/RL) in any way is evil)… that McMansion DOES have a VERY dear price… Ol’ Scratch does drive a hard bargain, doesn’t he?

BMD

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

15 April 2014. A Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words… Priest Blesses Patriot Opolchenie in Slavyansk

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Here’s the real deal. A priest in Slavyansk blessed the patriot Opolchenie fighters defending the town against pro-American junta forces and American mercenary filth. It’s much like in 1612… the Church blessed the fighters defending the Orthodox motherland from foreign and heretical invaders then… and it blesses them today. Don’t listen to Langley and papist lies that the Orthodox in the Ukraine support the junta and their ravening greed. They do NOT… as this image testifies. It’s simple… the junta stands for American-style Individualist Libertarian heartlessness and money-worship… the patriot Opolchenie stand tall for Holy Rus and its communal traditions. Of course, the Church blesses the latter and curses the former.

The Ukraine can’t return to the status quo ante of 21 February… the American-fomented putsch saw to that. No one knows what the final outcome shall be, but it’s clear that if there is a Ukraine, it shall not be within the 21 February borders. The Galicians overplayed their hand… it sickened most of the other people. The only question now is how much of the “Ukraine” will voluntarily join Russia. Ponder this… Russia will NEVER allow the gas pipelines to fall into American hands… NEVER. The USA lacks the means to defend them… as does the junta. Figure it out for yourself.

BMD

Motor Rally Under the Red Banner in the Hero-City of Kerch Honoured the Liberation of the City from the Fascists… Ease on Down the Road with Comrade Ilyich!

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On 12 April, an auto-motorcycle rally sponsored by the Kerch Gorkom of the KPRF and the RF Leninist Komsomol (LKSM RF), along with support from local bikers, honoured the 70th anniversary of Kerch’s liberation from the fascist occupiers. This is the eighth such rally; this year, the Gorsoviet of Veterans Organisations joined the participants.In the morning, everyone met at the railway station. Forming up into a column, they marched to a military cemetery. At one of the mass graves, the participants stopped to give their respects, headed by I I Zheltenko, the First Secretary of the KPRF Kerch Gorkom. After laying down flowers, the group moved to the Adzhimushkai Quarry Memorial Complex, where they also laid down flowers, and then toured the facilities. Then, the rally participants drove to Eltigen, where they visited another Place of Military Glory. The Kerch Gorkom of the KPRF and the LKSM RF received thanks for their sponsorship from Aleksandr Leontiev, the leader of the biker section, and from Nadezhda Shepel, a staff member of the Republic of the Crimea “Kerch Historical and Cultural Reserve”.

Editor:

It’s not taking long for the Crimea to shake off the hated “Ukrainian” occupation. In fact, the same will be true of most of the “Ukraine”. In fact, Russian patriotism will be strongest in these regions… for they know what it means to be truly Russian after having suffered persecution, scorn, and ridicule from ignorant nekulturny Galician hillbillies for far too long. Holy Rus has deep roots in our blood and soil… the “Ukraine” is a foreign implant… it’ll wither and disappear so quickly that many will wonder that it was ever there. May the rest of the “Ukraine” follow the Crimea’s path… and quickly.

BMD

14 April 2014

KPRF.ru

KPRF official website

http://kprf.ru/party-live/regnews/130298.html

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Sunday, 13 April 2014

Kenai Orthodox Church Gets Grant for Bell Tower

01 Holy Assumption Russian Orthodox Church in Kenai AK

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Even a 120-year old building needs a bit of sprucing up occasionally. Alaska’s Historical Commission announced a 12,000 USD (428,000 Roubles. 13,150 CAD. 12,760 AUD. 8,650 Euros. 7,160 UK Pounds) grant that’d essentially put a new hat on an old church-going lady, by renovating the bell tower at Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church in Kenai. Fr Thomas Andrew, rector of the church, said that the blue paint is peeling, cracks in the floor of the tower sometimes cause leaks in the foyer of the church, and that the louvers, or wooden window slats, need replacement. The building, registered as a National Historic Landmark, is one of the oldest Russian Orthodox Churches in Alaska. It was one of 11 projects around the state chosen to receive nearly 100,000 USD (3.57 million Roubles. 109,600 CAD. 106,400 AUD. 72,000 Euros. 59,700 UK Pounds) in grant funding through the commission. Other projects included Fort Seward barracks signs in Port Chilkoot, a Cold War oral history project at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and a student film project on the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Kodiak. Each project would have until September 2015 to spend the funds. State Historian Joan Antonson said that the recipients would have to match the state’s grant.

This year marks the first year in nearly a decade that this type of grant has been available, Antonson said. She said, “We found that we had some state funds in our budget that we could put towards a grant program to get money to do history projects”, adding that the History and Archaeology Department typically administers federal grant money which can have more restrictions on what people can apply for. Antonson noted, “This made it possible for church projects to get funding. Under federal guidelines, churches can get money for planning, but they can’t get it for actually doing the work that’s proposed on this bell tower”. She said that the Russian Orthodox churches in the state might not have the wealth that some other groups have, observing, “But they’ve been determined to be so incredibly significant for their architecture and their ties to telling Alaska’s Russian heritage. They perhaps got some special consideration because this is a way to get them some money for what we call ‘hammer and nail’ projects, because it’s state funds”. Antonson said that the commission and staff who’d be administering the funds were “delighted” to be helping with the project in Kenai, stating, “Apparently there are three bells that date back to the Russian period and one that actually came from Russia. The community of Kenai has a really important history in this state and we just want to sort of have a presence or help them make their history better known”.

Editor:

Hey, these guys need to match the funds… so, send ‘em a fin or two, if you can. I think that it’d be super if the Centre would chip in, too. After all, the missionaries did come from Russia, and that would be a nice touch (HH could show Orthodox unity in real life by sending in a buck or two himself!). Then, Metropolitan Kliment Kapalin could visit when the work’s done… he has a special love for the region, ya know.

Here’s the contact info:

Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church

1106 Mission Ave

Kenai AK 99611

USA

Here’s the rector:

Fr Thomas A Andrew

1106 Mission Ave

Kenai AK 99611

USA

frthomas71202@yahoo.com

They don’t have a parish website. Send ‘em some gelt for the tower… it’s a good cause!

BMD

12 April 2014

Rashah McChesney

Peninsula Clarion (Kenai AK)

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-04-12/kenai-orthodox-church-gets-grant-for-bell-tower

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