Voices from Russia

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Are You Being Persecuted?

00 Are you being persecuted. 25.11.14

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Because this question comes up every holiday season, I thought I’d help everyone out with a handy chart. Thanks to Ryan Richardson for making it look good.  See also:

Apparently, this bugs me every year.

(no date)

Rachel Held Evans

http://rachelheldevans.com/blog/holidays-persecuted

Czech President Miloš Zeman: “American Beer is Just Filthy Water”

01 beer and wurst

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Czech President Miloš Zeman eulogised his country’s trademark beverage, insulting American beer as “filthy water” during a presidential business summit in Kazakhstan. Asked which beer is the best in the world by long-time Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev, Zeman didn’t hesitate. He said, “We’ve built several breweries here already. We might make good planes, cars, or other products, but most importantly, never forget… Czech beer is the best in the world. No American company that offers filthy water instead of beer can compete with us”.

Zeman just concluded 450 million USD (20.28 billion Roubles. 2.76 billion Renminbi. 27.9 billion INR. 508 million CAD. 524 million AUD. 363 million Euros. 287 million UK Pounds) worth of business deals between Kazakhstan and Prague during a two-day business forum that finishes on Tuesday. Zeman’s unsolicited sentiments might offend American brewers, but this is far from the most controversial statement the politician, elected last year, made in the past few weeks. Earlier this month, the Russian-speaking President gave a profane interview on Czech radio, calling the Russian protest group Pussy Riot, “fucked up” and “bitches”, translating their name into Czech as “cunts”. After claiming that police tactics used to put down pro-democracy demonstrations in 1989 weren’t a massacre, a crowd holding red cards in Prague pelted Zeman with eggs during last week’s 25th anniversary of the beginning of the fall of the Communist government in Czechoslovakia. Zeman roared at the crowd, “I’m not afraid of you!” In reply, the crowd shouted that Zeman mustn’t come near a monument commemorating Communist oppression.

All the while, he continued to insist that Russia didn’t initiate the conflict in the eastern Ukraine, insisting that the West must lift sanctions on Moscow, and recognise the Crimea as part of Russia. Prague pollster Median said that Zeman’s inflammatory statements caused his popularity to slump from 58 to 37 percent in the space of a month. In addition, last week’s poll numbers show that 71 percent of Czechs believe that Zeman’s behaviour and public statements harm the image of the country abroad.

24 November 2014

RT

http://rt.com/news/208459-zeman-beer-czech-filth/

Editor: 

The Czech crowd seems in the style of arranged American provocations (“colour revolutions”)… it’s much too similar to recent “protest” actions in Budapest and Kiev. The Anglo Americans aren’t very bright… they use the same stereotyped script in all instances. This means that the USA is desperate, but lacking in new ideas… their deluded opium dream of being the “sole superpower” is falling apart around their ears… they didn’t attend to the lessons of their defeat in the American-fomented aggression in South Ossetia in 2008. Russia did attend to the shortcomings in their forces that the South Ossetia campaign uncovered. There was much in the Russian media on it… Red Star had a great deal on it. Reflect on this… the Russians captured American computers in Gori full of intel… the Anglos deny it. What does that tell you about Anglo veracity and intelligence (in the sense of “street smarts”, IQ, and worldview)? It doesn’t speak well of it, does it?

BMD

Monday, 24 November 2014

24 November 2014. “Free Metropolitan Jonah” Saga Continues

00 Popping the Bubble

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Got this from the Cabinet:

On the Free Metropolitan Jonah Facebook page:

OK, I can’t change this so… This is Anthony Brandon Simmons, something’s messed up and I can’t post as myself. Anyway, I’m back from my trip, and first, WOW! 373 likes! That’s amazing guys. Second, People keep posting on here as if Metropolitan Jonah made this page, or checks this page. He didn’t make it, and as far as I know, he doesn’t check it. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t need our support however. Thanks for all the likes, we’re gonna try to get some real things going soon.

WOW… 373 likes… out of 115,000 estimated adherents in the OCA. The two biggest groups in the OCA are Alaska Natives and Old School po-nashemu ethnics. I doubt that many of the “likes” came from them. On top of that, the Syosset apparat headed by Lyonyo and the SVS Mafia want nothing to do with him. That’s not to mention that his “ass is grass” in NEPA and the Midwest. The loudmouthed konvertsy are less than 10 percent of the OCA, but they’re the most strident element and the largest group on the internet.

My personal belief is that Potapov and Webster blessed those who ginned up this perversity… to give Fatso deniability. Ponder this… Fatso has NO cred at the Centre, if he did have even the smallest amount of tread, he’d have his release to the ROCOR. Fathausen is pals with the Blunder… but the Blunder isn’t as influential as the konvertsy and heterodox want to believe. When Fats surfaced in Moscow, V A Chaplin and Varsоnofy Sudakov were no-shows. Chew on this… Mollard got a medal from HH on his very first visit… HH has NEVER given Fats a Church decoration. When Fats visited Moscow last, HH was handing out awards (the main honoree was Polar explorer A N Chilingarov). Fats got nothing… he didn’t even get a cardboard box. In short, this Facebook page is beginning to look like the usual konvertsy Much Ado About Nothing. Don’t give it much mind… let it die a natural death. DON’T FEED THE TROLLS! Crank world, ain’t it?

BMD

Sunday, 23 November 2014

23 November 2014. A Blast from the Past… Metropolia Memories… Ohio Clergy and Vladyki Irinei Bekish

00 metropolia 01. Ohio clergy. 23.11.14

Ohio Metropolia clergy… Revs Rozdesky, Prislopsky, Lilokovich, Dziama, Rachko, Waschak, and Kapral

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00 metropolia 02. Metr Irinei Bekish. 23.11.14

Metropolitan Irinei Bekish

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00 metropolia 03. Metr Irinei Bekish. 23.11.14

Metropolitan Irinei Bekish

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A link to a happier and different time… but it wasn’t perfect! However, Metropolitans Anastassy Gribanovsky and Leonty Turkevich kept the peace and kept the gnarly shit down. Can we recapture the mindset? Can we build a united Church? I’d say so… and our forebears would’ve urged it, too. That they may be as one…

BMD 

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