Voices from Russia

Thursday, 26 November 2009

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Bog Blagoslovit! May God bless!

Filed under: domestic life,social life and customs — 01varvara @ 00.00

Here’s hoping that all of you and your families (at least, those of you here in the USA) have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! Pass me the turkey and stuffing… what’s that? Hmm… here’s some Rolaids. I DON’T believe you ate the whole thing.

Here’s some of our Russian grub… good stuff, eh? Pass me the ‘shrooms and the varenniki… of course, I want sour cream n’ onions on ’em… what do you think?

See ya’ll tomorrow! s Bogom! Go with God!

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Thursday 26 November 2009

Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Albany NY

A Russian View: The World According to Americans

Filed under: humour/wry/"people are funny",politics,Russian,USA — 01varvara @ 00.00

This speaks for itself, doesn’t it?

Bill Introduced in Ukrainian Rada Equating UPA Collaborators with the Veterans of the Great Patriotic War

Polish civilians murdered in Volhynia by UPA collaborators. These racists also murdered Jews, Russians, Magyars, Roma (Gypsies) and Carpatho-Russians… a truly nice lot, weren’t they? All decent people condemn such filth… reflect well on the fact that some “conservative” factions in the USA support such nasty sorts.

A bill equating the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) (the militia of the Organisation of Ukrainian Nationalists) to veterans of the Great Patriotic War, was introduced in the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada, Ukrainskaya Pravda (Ukrainian Truth) wrote. The bill’s sponsors are some members of the Yuliya Timoshenko Bloc. The bill asks the state to recognise the UPA, which supposedly led a national liberation struggle, as a legitimate belligerent in World War II. Today, the view of the UPA’s role in World War II is unclear in the Ukraine. A minority, mainly in the western regions, say that it was heroic and fought for independence, but, the majority of the population, in the eastern and southern Ukraine, say they were nothing but collaborators of the Fascists. In October 2007, Ukrainian President Yushchenko issued a decree celebrating the 65th anniversary of the creation of the UPA. His presidential decree awarded the title Hero of Ukraine to the leader of the UPA, SS-Hauptsturmführer Roman Shukhevych.

25 November 2009

Voice of Russia World Service

http://rus.ruvr.ru/2009/11/25/2402259.html

The Russian Army Announced the Introduction of Military Chaplains

Get in shape, Batushka! Don’t mess with the best!

Before the end of 2009, chaplains will be assigned to foreign bases and with the Russian forces in the North Caucasus, and, in 2010, military chaplains will be introduced throughout the RF Armed Forces. On Wednesday, State Secretary Nikolai Pankov, the RF Deputy Defence Minister, announced this new development in the Russian forces during a Roundtable entitled “The Task of Public Service Expenditures in Forming a New Image of the Armed Forces”, which took place at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. Mr Pankov noted that the decision to introduce the military chaplains was taken after lengthy discussion, RIA-Novosti reported.

25 November 2009

Voice of Russia World Service

http://rus.ruvr.ru/2009/11/25/2410733.html

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