Voices from Russia

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Video. 7 November 2010 Red October Parade in Honour of VOV Vets in Moscow

Filed under: history,inspirational,patriotic,Russian,Soviet period,video — 01varvara @ 00.00

Here’s some video on the spectacular staged on Red Square for the 93rd anniversary of the Red October… and the 69th anniversary of the 7 November 1941 parade, where the participants went straight to the front near the city limits to fight the Fascist invaders. As everyone knows, in December 1941, Marshal Zhukov unleashed Operation Typhoon, which was the beginning of the end for the Nazi pigs and their collaborators. Until then, the men who marched in the November parade held the line.

Surviving vets of that parade were the honoured guests of Mayor Sergei Sobyanin and the City of Moscow… as well they should have been! We all owe them a debt of gratitude…




Patriarch and Chief Rabbi Plan to Collaborate in Social Projects

What are the traditional religions? The main ones are Orthodoxy, Islam, Judaism, and Buddhism. In addition, Roman Catholics, Lutherans, and real Russian Baptists (not the phoney American imports) are considered legit faiths. Orthodox Schismatics, Uniate Catholics, JWs, Mormons, Sectarians, Pentecostalists, and Old Ritualists are outside the ambit of “Traditional Religion” (JWs and Mormons are rightly suppressed by the state).


Rav Berel Lazar, the Chief Rabbi of Russia, recognises the value of the cooperation he receives from the Moscow Patriarchate and looks forward to its further development. “The patriarch fully understands our problems, and the cooperation that exists today between our religions is very warm and genuine, not only in words, but in deeds”, Rav Lazar told reporters after a meeting with Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev of Moscow and all the Russias in Moscow on Tuesday. In particular, he pointed up that rabbis and Orthodox priests served together in the army and prisons. He expressed the hope that “with the Patriarch’s blessing”, Orthodox and Jews would “carry out even more good work together” for the benefit of our people. Rav Lazar went on to say that the Patriarch “appreciates what the Jewish community does today in Russia, as it constantly evolves [in approach”. He regretted that “there are radical forces who don’t want to see such cooperation between us. We see how the Church is vigorously growing, it’s a good sign for all of us… when one religion is growing, it’s a sign that all of us should progress”, he said. For Jews, it’s important to see that, “despite the fact that this is a mostly Orthodox country, there is much respect shown to all the traditional religions”, he added.

In turn, Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, the head of the MP Synodal Department for Church and Society, said after the meeting that they discussed plans for joint activities under the auspices of the Inter-Religious Council of Russia and “other areas where the traditional religions interact”. He said, “We also plan to study the possibility of joint participation of members of traditional religious communities in coping with natural and man-made disasters”. He also told us that both sides expressed satisfaction with the progress of the experimental programme in teaching basic religious culture and ethics in secular schools, “it was noted that it didn’t lead to any ethnic and religious conflicts” and that the implementation of this course contributed to the spiritual and moral formation of students. Fr Vsevolod noted with satisfaction the development of interaction between the traditional religions in the Armed Forces, in assisting with the patriotic and moral education of military personnel.

16 November 2010



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