Voices from Russia

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

The Roots of Hillary Clinton’s Amnesia

Don’t forget the horrifying human cost of the US-fomented war in South Ossetia… don’t forget that it began with a sneak rocket strike on sleeping civilians… oh, I forgot… the Georgians were bringing “free-world democracy” to Tskhinvali.


US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed strong support for Georgia’s “territorial integrity”, forgetting that it lost it through the fault of the Georgian leadership…

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton finished her Eastern European tour in Tbilisi. She said that the so-called “reboot” of relations with Russia would not be carried out at the expense of Georgia. With regard to the situation in South Ossetia and Abkhazia, the US Secretary of State used the term “Russian occupation” and recognised the right of Georgia to join NATO. According to expert observers, what Washington actually said was that it would not and is not prepared to tolerate a possible or probable decrease in its influence in the former Soviet space. During a meeting with Saakashvili, Ms Clinton was shown a model of the proposed Georgian Parliament Building. The new building will be constructed over the next 18 months in Kutaisi on a site where a memorial to the dead in the Second Great Patriotic War was blown up last December.

Meanwhile, in Moscow, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin acquainted himself with the projects to replace the destroyed monument, which are to be built on Poklonnaya Gora, “because we were united in the war against fascism”. Commenting on the events in Tbilisi, Mr Putin was very sceptical of the attempts of the Georgian authorities to involve the United States in the resolution of the territorial dispute. He quoted the Internationale, “No one will deliver them: neither God nor king nor hero”. According to Vladimir Vladimirovich, the situation in the region is the subject of a dialogue between the peoples of Georgia, South Ossetia, and Abkhazia. “We must keep this dialogue [to ourselves], without reference to third parties. We did not start this war. The responsibility for its consequences should be borne by those who started this war. They must have the courage to find a way to the hearts of the people they hurt. Russia, as well as other members of the international community, can only be guarantors. I know that there are many in Georgia who would normalise Georgian-Russian relations, they want to build a common future with the Ossetian people. We must go this way.  However, you shouldn’t seek solutions on the sly”.

South Ossetian militiamen defending their homeland from the Georgian invader.


Konstantin Kosachyov, the head of the RF Gosduma Committee on International Affairs, reminded us that Russia has a different view of the situation. It wished to maintain the territorial integrity of Georgia, but certain conditions have to be met. However, Georgian President Saakashvili ignored and destroyed this formula on 8 August 2008. After that event, the situation changed in a fundamental and irreversible manner, and new subjects of international law, the states of South Ossetia and Abkhazia arose.

Valery Garbuzov, the Deputy Director of the Institute of USA and Canada, said in an interview on VOR, “As we see, America continues to challenge this position of Russia. In respect of not only Georgia, but of the post-Soviet space in general, the USA follows the line that contemporary Russia should not consider the post-Soviet space as a sphere of influence and action. So far, our leadership hasn’t won the world over to their side yet. Virtually no one recognises these two territories. However, this long-simmering conflict required resolution. Georgia’s method of resolution led to the Caucasian war. Perhaps, a time will come when people shall hold some sort of conference on the range of problems that have arisen as a result of the conflict”.

As Mr Kosachyov pointed up, we can certainly find a formula that could resolve the problems between Georgia on the one hand, and Abkhazia and South Ossetia on the other. Russia and the USA should support all parties who wish peace and understanding between the peoples living the South Caucasus. Moreover, they should support the decisions that the participants in the conflict come up with, whatever they may be.

6 July 2010

Sergei Vroblevsky

Voice of Russia World Service


Editor’s Note:

Let’s keep this simple and focused. Condoleeza Rice and Hillary Clinton are cut from the same bolt of evil cloth. There is not a speck of discernible difference between the two of them. Both of them demand that all others bow down before America and kiss its bum at high noon. Guess what… there are countries that refuse to do so. They are the ones vilified in the Western Corporate Media. Remember this… America has no problems with Georgia’s sneak Grad attack on sleeping civilians… they’re only sorry that it failed.

Anyone who supports the “colour revolutionaries” in Georgia, the Orangies in the Ukraine, the Baltic neo-Nazis, the Croat neo-Ustashi, or the UCK bandits in Kosovo stands against decency and morality. Don’t forget… all of these movements were rooted in Nazi collaborationist groups. That’s what America supports… how much lower shall we fall before we are stopped?



Ilya Glazunov Believes that the Organisers of the “Forbidden Art” Exhibition Should be Punished to the Fullest Extent of the Law

00 Ilya Glazunov. Russia,  Wake Up! 1994

Russia! Wake Up!!

Ilya Glazunov


Ilya Glazunov, People’s Painter of the USSR and Academician of the Russian Academy of Fine Arts, is in favour of severe punishment for the organisers of the “Forbidden Art 2006” exhibition. “As for the verdict, we must impose the full force of the law”, Professor Glazunov said to our Interfax-Religion correspondent on Tuesday. In his view, every artist has the right “to find their own creative path in the arts”. However, he thinks, “You have to severely punish those who mock the religious feelings of any of the peoples of the world, but especially if we are talking about Russia, it’s a mockery of Orthodoxy”. In this regard, Ilya Sergeyevich admitted that he understood the anger of Muslims “and their desire to punish the Danish artist who made a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad”. In his opinion, “The state should not only direct the economy, but also express its disapproval of unacceptable forms of art, the sort that can touch off xenophobia and incite the national and religious feelings of a people”. The trial of Yuri Samodurov, the ex-director of the Andrei Sakharov Public Centre, and Andrei Erofeyev, the former head of the Department of Contemporary Art at the Tretyakov Gallery, who organised the “Forbidden Art 2006” exhibition, will begin on 12 July. The Procurator’s Office asked the court to sentence them to two to three years’ imprisonment. According to the indictment, the exhibition displayed works “containing humiliating and degrading images aimed against the Christian religion and religious believers”. Criminal proceedings against the organisers are under Article 282 of the Criminal Code (incitement of hatred or hostility).

6 July 2010



Editor’s Note:

Ilya Sergeyevich’s imagery and his language are… harsh… tough… unbending. There’s no “love” or “forgiveness” of the American suburban variety to be found in it. George Washburn wouldn’t like Ilya Sergeyevich at all… he’s so… AUTHORITARIAN. That’s why real Russian Orthodox people and HOOMie pseudo-Orthodox are like oil and water… it’s why they’re going to separate out, and it won’t be pretty, I fear.

Well… I stand with Ilya Sergeyevich and Fr Dmitri… not JP, Chad Hatfield, John Behr, or George Washburn, or any other of that set. It’s time to choose up sides… choose carefully.


French Parliament to Consider a Bill Banning the Hijab

Filed under: church/state,EU,Islam,legal,politics,religious — 01varvara @ 00.00

On Tuesday, the French parliament will consider a bill calling for a total ban of wearing veils and hijabs in public places. The proposed penalty for violation of this law is a fine of 150 euros. In addition, “repeat offenders” would have to attend lectures on how to behave in France, the website of the newspaper Российской газеты (Russian Newspaper) reported on Tuesday. A much more severe punishment awaits men who force women to wear a veil or hijab. Under the new law, such an offence would carry a fine of 15,000 euros and/or criminal penalties of up to one year in prison. The government hopes that the bill would pass into law by the autumn. However, consensus on this issue is not complete… the deputies of the ruling UMP unanimously endorsed a complete ban on the veil, but the Socialists made their own bill to ban the wearing of Islamic clothing only in certain public places, Российской газеты noted. If everything passes, the law would take effect in spring 2011. According to the French Foreign Ministry, only some 1,900 women completely hid their faces, amongst a population of around five million Muslims. In 2004, France adopted a law banning the conspicuous display of religious symbols in public places. In practise, this led to a ban on the wearing of Muslim headscarves in schools. According to earlier reports, the Chamber of Representatives of the Belgian Federal Parliament approved a bill to ban the wearing of headgear covering the face. A proposal to introduce a similar ban was made by French President Nicolas Sarkozy and by British politicians.

6 July 2010



Editor’s Note:

It looks like the American neocon bogeyman of Eurabia is not coming any time soon. Let’s be frank about the REAL reason for the American propaganda… Europeans are not falling into line behind American Corporatism. American neocons are immature self-centred snot-nosed brats armed with nuclear weapons… it’s why Iran wants the Bomb… they notice that America leaves all those with nuclear weapons alone… that’s not insane or aggressive… it’s merely observant and intelligent.

I believe that Europe can still pull away from the brink… and the present news indicates that it may, indeed, happen. I believe that there’s a few more laps left in this old world… the Second Coming is not yet in the cards… and we can delay it, if we fly right.


ROCOR Bishops in Auto Accident in Germany

Filed under: Christian,Orthodox hierarchs,religious,ROCOR — 01varvara @ 00.00

ROCOR Archbishop Mark Arndt of Berlin and all Germany (1941- )


Archbishop Mark Arndt of Berlin and all Germany and Bishop Agapit Gorachek of Stuttgart of the ROCOR were involved in an auto accident in Bavaria. The incident occurred Saturday around midnight, when the bishops were on their way back from the convent in Buchendorf to the monastery in Munich-Obermentsige, the ROCOR official website reported. Upon leaving the Stuttgart-Munich autobahn, their car was rear-ended at high speed by another car, which was driven by a drunken German footy fan, whose team had won over the Argentineans at the World Cup in South Africa. Vladyki Mark (who was in the back seat) and the driver were uninjured, but Vladyki Agapit, who was in the right-front seat, had severe whiplash in his back and neck. “The back of his seat broke off at the time of the accident, and it flew back, which was a solid hit to our car. The car’s totalled and it can’t be used any more”, Archbishop Mark said. Bishop Agapit received emergency treatment at a Munich hospital, then, the bishops went on to the monastery. Vladyki Agapit was forced to postpone indefinitely a planned 5 July flight to Australia, where he was supposed to temporarily serve in the Sydney and Australia/New Zealand Diocese.

6 July 2010



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