Voices from Russia

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Volunteers Continue to Sign Up for 1 International Brigade in Novorossiya

00 Serbian volunteer. Novorossiya. 20.09.14

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Volunteers continue to arrive from around the world to join the 1 International Brigade to fight the junta bandits in Novorossiya. According to Serbian volunteer Dejan Berić, “In addition to Chechens, Azeris, and other nationalities from the former USSR, there are Serbs, two Spaniards, two Slovaks (one is badly wounded), four Frenchmen, and one Albanian from Kosovo in the 1 International Brigade. There are also about 250 Russians”. He said that the International Brigade only takes those who’ve already had military training… it doesn’t have the time to train young recruits. Berić believes that the Ukraine will continue this war, saying, “They don’t want peace, they want war, but they’ll lose this war in the end”. NATO is selling the Ukraine outdated weapons on credit, including Soviet tanks from Poland and Slovakia, which would otherwise be disposed of. Berić said, “Today, the Ukraine is a big dumping ground, a big dustbin, where NATO members dump everything that they find surplus to requirements, so, they need to have someone who’s at war”.

19 September 2014

Voenkor.info

http://voenkor.info/interbrigada-b-et-ukronatsistov-v-novorossii/

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

SPC Brings “Ecclesiastical Charges” against Schismatical MPC Archbishop

00 Archbishop Jovan in Prison. 06.12

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On Tuesday, the SPC Holy Synod announced its decision to bring ecclesiastical charges against Archbishop Stefan, the head of the canonically unrecognised Macedonian Orthodox Church (MPC). The Synod issued a statement, “By its inveterate persistence in schism, the MPC participates in the un-Christian persecution of Archbishop Jovan Vraniškovski, the canonically recognised head of the autonomous Orthodox Archdiocese of Ohrid, its priests, monks, and believers”. At the Holy Assembly in May, the SPC emphasised that it’s ready to start a dialogue “on establishing canonical order, religious peace, and brotherly love with the church in the neighbouring and friendly Macedonia”, stressing that a condition for this is the release of the unjustly imprisoned Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid. The Assembly noted that the arrest of Archbishop Jovan was a result of demands from top MPC figures. The SPC considers the MPC as a schismatical body. It also noted that Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Archontonis and Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev of Moscow also sent the same message to the canonically unrecognised MPC.

In July this year, the Macedonian Appellate Court upheld the first instance ruling sentencing Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje to three years in prison for allegedly embezzling 250,000 Euros (12.4 million Roubles. 2 million Renminbi. 19.8 million INR. 324,000 USD. 356,000 CAD. 357,000 AUD. 200,000 UK Pounds). Archbishop Jovan received a three-year prison sentence on 2 July 2013 in Skopje. He appealed this judgment in November, but the second instance court dismissed the appeal as unfounded. In his submission to the Skopje Appellate Court, Vladyki Jovan stated, “In the 12 years since its establishment, the Macedonian authorities have subjected the Orthodox Archdiocese of Ohrid to persecution, who deny its application for official registration to this day, which would make it a legal religious organisation”.

Since 2003, Macedonian authorities arrested Archbishop Jovan six times on different charges, including public disorder when he tried to conduct a baptism ceremony in a church the MPC claims as its own. They also charged him with “inciting ethnic and religious hatred” for having “slandered the MPC”, spending a total of almost 18 months in prison. His last arrest was on 12 December 2011, upon entering Macedonia from Greece, on charges of embezzling 250,000 Euros. According to his lawyers, he returned to the country to request a retrial, but they arrested him and threw him in Idrizovo Prison near Skopje, where they still hold him under difficult conditions.

The MPC is canonically unrecognised, and the SPC considered it a schismatical body ever since it declared autocephaly unilaterally in 1967. The MPC defrocked Bishop Jovan when the SPC appointed him as its exarch in Macedonia. The SPC believes Archbishop Jovan to be the victim of rigged political trials because of his opposition to the schism, whilst Amnesty International and Freedom House stated that he’s a prisoner of conscience. Two prominent Macedonian bishops, Timotej and Pimen, publicly requested Vladyki Jovan’s pardon. Unofficially, most MPC bishops would support a pardon, except for Archbishop Stefan and Bishops Petar and Agatangel.

27 August 2014

B92

http://www.b92.net/eng/news/region.php?yyyy=2014&mm=08&dd=27&nav_id=91416

Saturday, 6 September 2014

6 September 2014. A Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words… Belgrade Red Star Fans Show Support for DNR at New Spartak Stadium in Moscow

00 Belgrade Red Star fans at Spartak Stadium. Moscow. 06.09.14

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00 Belgrade Red Star fans at Spartak Stadium 01. Moscow. 06.09.14

For us, the Motherland is our precious home!

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The first match at the new pitch for FK Spartak Moskva was a “friendly” between them and FK Red Star Belgrade. The Red Star backers are always welcome in Moscow… they’re real bros to the Russian people and they aren’t yobbos the way some of the Western fans are (although the English fans were on their best behaviour a few years back when Man United played in Moscow). The Red Star supporters showed a real sense of brotherhood with our suffering compatriots in Novorossiya. Look at the above images… a picture IS worth a thousand words.

BMD

Thursday, 28 August 2014

28 August 2014. Video. Petro Kuzmjak Band at a Real Po-Nashemu Vatra in the Lemkovshchina

00 petro kuzmjak band. 28.08.14

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“Po-nashemu” is best “Englished” as “down-home”, whilst a “vatra” is literally a “hearth”, so, it’s a “down-home hoe-down”. It’s a Rusin band from the Vojvodina in Serbia performing at the Romana pub in the Lemkovshchina in southern Poland. Let’s have some fun and forget the war for a spell.

BMD

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