Voices from Russia

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Putin Prayed at the Site of His Father’s Service in the Great Patriotic War

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (1952- ) at Christmas services, 7 January 2010… not only do Wiegel and the other neocon swine question VVP’s faith, so do people such as Mark Stokoe and the whole autocephalist gang at SVS… birds of a feather?

On Saturday, Prime Minister Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin visited a church dedicated to the Icon of the Mother of God “Seeker of the Lost” on the site of some of the bloodiest fighting on the Leningrad front, the Neva sector, where his father served in 1941. When he visited the church, Mr Putin was shown a book with all the names of the soldiers who defended the Nevsky sector, and he found his father’s name on the list. Both Vladimir Vladimirovich and the rector of the church sang “Eternal Memory” and placed candles for the repose of the deceased. Premier Putin gave the church an icon painted in the nineteenth century. The butcher’s bill on the Neva sector, according to some reports, was 10 people per square metre of land {one square metre is about 10.75 square feet, which means that one soldier died per square foot of land: editor}. On a typical day on this front, the defenders repelled 12-16 attacks. Currently, a memorial park exists on the site. So far, in this area, including at the bottom of the Neva River, search teams have found the remains of deceased soldiers, tanks, and aircraft parts. Mr Putin’s father, Vladimir Spiridonovich Putin, served on this sector in the 330th Infantry Regiment. On 17 November 1941, he was severely wounded during an attack, spending several months in hospital. He was invalided out of the service afterwards.

31 May 2010

Interfax-Religion

http://www.interfax-religion.ru/?act=news&div=35797

Editor’s Note:

There was no “need” for this press release… save to emphasise that VVP was in St Petersburg at the same time that Bart was… and did not meet with him publicly. I do NOT know if there was a private meeting… certainly, the opportunity existed for such. However, the lack of a public meeting, photo op, or press release was a direct slap at Bart. It’s odd that he would not only accept it without a demur, but also capitulate to Moscow on every point. There are probably two reasons for this… one is that his Western backers in the US and the EU have been hard-hit by the economic depression at present and cut his subsidy (or eliminated it completely). Another is that this same depression affected his Greek-American donors (his main source of funds). He needs money to keep the Phanar running, and there is not enough amongst the rump Greek community in Turkey to do so. Who is the only possible source of such funds? Moscow… that’s who. Kirill Mikhailovich no doubt advanced the funds… at a price. Bart was in a corner… no money from his EU and US backers… no money from his Greek-American sugar daddies… his pal Yushchenko in disgrace and replaced by Yanukovich, a supporter of Moscow… he had to “fish or cut bait”. KMG fed him Crow Supreme openly and without pity in public and Bart had to smile the whole while and pretend to like it. Don’t forget… KMG went to Optino and left Bart in Moscow. THAT speaks volumes. Who got the new bike, and who got the busted cardboard box? Perspiring minds wanna know…

BMD

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