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Sunday, 20 April 2014

Sermon of His Holiness Kirill Gundyaev of Moscow and all the Russias on Holy Saturday 19 April 2014

00 Patriarch Kirill. Holy saturday. 20.04.14

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With this magnificent divine service… the Liturgy of Holy Saturday… we enter the feast of Holy Easter.  Although Easter begins at midnight astronomically, when all the Church sings hymns to the risen Christ, now, inasmuch as this Liturgy has associations with the previous evening, and according to the Tradition of the Church, a feast begins at sundown, we enter into this celebration. This is an especially blessed Saturday, as Christ was asleep, asleep in the bonds of death… it was a human physical death, but it couldn’t overcome His Divine Body. We know that at the Resurrection the Lord rose from the dead. This is the greatest event in human history.

During this spiritually intense moment of our religious life, when we open our hearts to meet the Lord, the risen Saviour of the world, I urge everyone, all of our Church, to offer ardent and sincere prayer for the Ukraine. The Ukraine is a country politically apart, but spiritually and historically it most certainly isn’t such. Before God, we’re one people; we confess one Orthodox faith. Moreover, I’d like to reiterate that the Ukrainian people profess that faith, and none other. Of course, we respect religious minorities, but I continue to argue and will maintain that the Ukraine is organically united with Holy Rus… it’s an Orthodox country.

Today, we must pray for the people of Rus living in the Ukraine; we must ask the Lord to grant peacefulness to the Ukrainian land, to prevent internecine warfare within the Ukrainian state at all costs. In relations between the Ukraine and Russia, we must defeat the plans of those who’d use political means or forceful pressure to break Holy Rus. Repeatedly, many tried to do so throughout our history, but no one has ever managed to do so. Today, some think that they can exploit this gap by acquiring military and political superiority, we, as children of Orthodox Holy Rus, should pray to the Lord to bring peace to the Ukraine, to end the violence, to usher in a reign of harmony. The peoples of Holy Rus shouldn’t be enemies to one another. That’s so no one could ever use the peoples of Holy Rus for their own purposes, to push them into internecine warfare, thus, weakening their spiritual life, and, above all, to injure Orthodoxy.

Whilst respecting the sovereignty of the modern Ukraine, we pray also that the Lord would help to overcome the political and social crisis in that country caused by an overthrow of the legitimately elected government. We hope that the enemy of the human race doesn’t sow the seeds of discord in the Ukrainian people, not now, not at any time, nor under any circumstances, so as bring disunity between the Ukraine and the rest of historical Holy Rus.

19 April 2014

Patriarchia.ru

MP official website

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Saturday, 19 April 2014

Peskov sez Putin’s Popularity at Its Peak

00 Putin Easter. Moscow. 19.04.14

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On Saturday, Presidential Spokesman Dmitri Peskov told TVC TV that President Vladimir Putin’s popularity is at its peak, “It’s absolutely obvious that we can see a phenomenal consolidation of society around the idea of patriotism, a sort of renaissance of Russian patriotism. Practically all of society supported Putin’s position on the Crimea’s reunification with Russia. [Putin] showed that he’s the president of both those who agree and those who disagree [with his views], as long as they act according to the law. It’s regrettable that there’s been intolerance towards other points of view in Russia, but it isn’t widespread”. Peskov pointed up Putin’s words about rejection of such intolerance, “He said, ‘I think this is also a good signal… as the saying goes, every cloud has its silver lining’, this is what he said on the direct line [on 17 April]”.

19 April 2014

ITAR-TASS

http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/728796

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Peskov Warns NATO “Russia Would Have to Take Measures to Ensure Its Own Security”… The Ukraine to Hold Bogus Elections on 25 May “Even if There’s a State of Emergency”

00 Donestsk Easter 01. 19.04.14

The brave Orthodox people of Donetsk at Easter Vigil services… may God spare them the pro-American hell of the junta… may they hold their referendum on 11 May. That’s their main demand, dontcha know! Do you stand with these good people or do you stand with the pro-American shits? That’s all that’s on offer…

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On Saturday evening, Presidential Spokesman Dmitri Peskov said on TVC TV’s Pravo Znat (The Right to Know) programme, “NATO’s further enlargement and one more step towards the Russian border would cause an overhaul of the entire European security architecture. NATO’s further enlargement would pose a serious threat to Russia because NATO is nothing but a military organisation, so, Russia would have to take measures to ensure its own security. As for the military-political future of the Ukraine, we hope it wouldn’t envision such membership for the time being”.

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On Saturday, Central Electoral Commission Deputy Chairman Andrei Magera said that the Ukraine may hold early presidential elections slated for 25 May, even if there’s a state of emergency in some regions, saying, “From the legislative point of view, the results of the elections are determinative, irrespective of the number of polling stations or the number of electoral constituencies where the elections took place. However, the upcoming vote is very important because its outcome will eliminate all claims about the legitimacy of the Ukrainian authorities”. CEC Chairman Mikhail Okhendovsky stated the same position in early April, “It seems to me that there are no reasons to speak about a possible disruption of the elections except for two barely possible possibilities… introduction of a state of emergency or a state of war. As for a state of emergency, I think our politicians would have enough wisdom not to take such a step during the electoral process”.

Editor:

It doesn’t matter if there’s a “state of emergency”… it’s gonna be a fixed race… the Americans want Poroshenko the oligarch shit to be President… and that’s what the results will show. It’d remove all legitimacy from the junta… they’ll be shown up as obedient little American toads… whose only impulse is to smash their boot into the faces of the Ukrainian working people. No one in the southeast trusts this election… no one… except for Uniates, Proddies, and schismatics (who’re in the minority). Shall the junta even last until 25 May? I have no idea… nor does anyone else (Langley could tire of the present lot and replace them with more-obsequious quislings… remember Diem?).

BMD

19 April 2014

ITAR-TASS

http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/728787

http://en.itar-tass.com/world/728788

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Junta Tries to Impose Info Blackout on Kramatorsk… Junta Offers False Bootless “Amnesty”… Patriots Reject So-Called “Geneva Accords”

00 Free Slavyansk. 19.04.14

On the barricades of Free Slavyansk… still standing tall against the pro-American Uniate scum

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The SBU and the Radiobroadcast, Radio Communication and Television Broadcast Concern stopped broadcast of Russian television channels in Kramatorsk by cutting off the electricity to the facility there. Local people resumed such broadcasts after they seized the local radio and television station, blocking broadcast of the Ukrainian television. A junta spokesman claimed, “At that time, we cut off electricity at the transmitting station”.

Editor:

I’ll bet ya that Russkie broadcasting is up and running again in Kramatorsk… all that the clueless junta did was to break airing for a while whilst local wonks got things back online again. The only permanent effect was to deepen local hatred of “Ukrainians”.

BMD

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On Friday, junta “Prime Minister” Arseny Yatsenyuk told the Rada, “The cabinet prepared a draft law on amnesty. If the whole Rada expresses its will, we’d register the law, and let’s vote for it”. On Thursday, Sergei Sobolyov, the leader of the Fatherland Front {Yuliya’s patsies: editor}, said, “If they vacate the administrative buildings, a law on amnesty would come into force, and we’re ready to vote for it. We’ll consider the protesters’ wishes”. According to Yatsenyuk, “We state that we continue working to decentralise state power. By no means has this anything to do with four-party talks between the EU, the USA, the Ukraine and Russia, and negotiations with Russia. This is our decision and the demand of the Ukrainian people”. In this regard, Yatsenyuk claimed that, in particular, they’d amend the Tax Code and the Budget Code very soon, saying, “The government protects, and will further protect national minorities, including the Russian-speaking population, since all of them are Ukrainian citizens, regardless of the language they speak, to what church they go, and how they read certain pages of history”.

Editor:

There will be NO evacuation of admin buildings unless there’s international supervision and international peacekeepers (including Russians), to ensure that armed lawless Uniate terrorists don’t run amuck in the east as they do in Kiev. Yatsenyuk and Turchinov don’t belong in high office. The Ukraine is an Orthodox country, and its leaders should not only be Orthodox, but canonical Orthodox. It’s quite that simple. The Ukraine is part of Holy Rus, not the West, ergo Western stipulations and notions have no force there. In any case, the patriots will hand nothing over to the grasping oligarchs, to the treacherous Uniates, or to pro-Western corporate lickspittles. They’re still on the barricades… they’ll be there until they win or die. Pray for them.

BMD

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On Friday, junta “Finance Minister” Aleksandr Shlapak said, “We must repay 9 billion USD by the end of this year. These are earlier-accumulated debts. Talks on loans with the IMF, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), European Investment Bank, and other structures are practically completed. We’d use funds from abroad to repay the debt; we’d use these loans so as not to put pressure on currency reserves. We won’t ‘spend the money on food’, as it was in earlier years”. As of 1 April 2014, the gold and foreign currency reserves of Ukraine’s National Bank totalled 15.08 billion USD (537.1 billion Roubles. 16.63 billion CAD. 16.17 billion AUD. 10.92 billion Euros. 8.99 billion UK Pounds), 2.47 percent less than a month before.

Editor:

The junta is taking out loans to pay loans, thus, sinking the Ukraine deeper in debt. Instead of pulling the country out of the mire, it enmeshes it in it deeper. Deeper debt will lead to more “austerity”, and there’s not much to cut in that department before real privation sets in. In short, the junta’s not long for this world. “Bread, or the lack of it, is what makes history”.

BMD

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An ITAR-TASS correspondent reported from onsite that Donetsk People’s Republic Opolchenie took control of Seversk in Donetsk Oblast. They changed the flags on the administration and police buildings. Local security forces said that they’d coöperate with the opolchenie. About 20 Donetsk People’s Republic fighters arrived in a truck at Seversk. Scores of locals gathered on the square in front of the administration building. After brief talks, both opolchenie and police told the meeting that the Donetsk People’s Republic controlled the city. No one fired any shots. The cops said that they’d continue working as usual and maintain order, cooperating with the opolchenie. Seversk is a town of 12,000 people in the Artyomovsk Raion. Most of its residents work in the production sector. The main enterprise is the Seversk dolomite production plant.

Editor:

This happened after the so-called four-power accords. In other words, the people in the southeast believe that they’re nothing but pious horseshit, and they’re acting accordingly.

BMD

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On Friday, Denis Pushilin, a patriot leader, told a news conference in Donetsk that the Donetsk People’s Republic refused to recognize the so-called Geneva agreements. Pushilin observed that the junta wasn’t honouring the agreement, “They aren’t withdrawing troops from Donetsk Oblast, and so, we can’t speak about any concession in such conditions. Before speaking about compromise solutions, Kiev must vacate seized buildings, disarm illegal groups such as the National Guard and the Right Sector, and release political prisoners. We’ll be ready for a dialogue only when Kiev does it”.

Editor:

The junta must release Fr Dmitri Sidor… the junta must pay the KPU in full for all vandalised premises… the junta must pay Rostislav Vasilko full compensation for his torture and bring his tormentors to justice. The junta must remove all Svoboda and Right Sector members from the armed forces and security forces, the government apparat, and the Rada. The junta must disarm all the fascist groups and clear the Maidan of the fascist filth encamped there. Then, it’s for real. The accords provide for a sitzkrieg… nothing more.

BMD

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On Friday, Presidential Press Secretary Dmitri Peskov told Pervy Kanal TV, “[Yanukovich] is free to stay here, and he has to stay here, as his life is under threat in the Ukraine now, so, he’s under the Russian state’s protection. Yanukovich had to leave his country because of threats of physical violence from those elements who came to power in an armed coup“.

18 April 2014

ITAR-TASS

http://en.itar-tass.com/world/728628

http://en.itar-tass.com/world/728634

http://en.itar-tass.com/world/728658

http://en.itar-tass.com/world/728670

http://en.itar-tass.com/world/728680

http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/728728

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