Voices from Russia

Saturday, 15 January 2011

In the Orphanage: Dreams

Filed under: health care/social issues,Russian — 01varvara @ 00.00









These children have had hard luck. Despite their age, they have much seen and experienced much. How did it affect their psyche, and how do we understand what’s happening in their hearts? Outwardly, they, like all children, play and laugh… only the drawings tell us what really happened to them.

15 January 2011

Marina Kruglyakova

Photo Polygon



Fathausen Snubbed by His Holiness in Moscow

If JP expects us to swallow his lie about an “unofficial visit”, he must think that we’re all idiots…


Read this:




It’s clear from what happened that Fathausen is in Moscow answering questions about his incompetent handing of the Seraphim Stroheim affair. No one of any importance met him. His Nibs didn’t… Fr Vsevolod Chaplin didn’t… Metropolitan Yuvenaly Poyarkov didn’t… Archbishop Mark Golovkov didn’t… not even the Blunder showed up to greet him. The OCA is dead-ass broke, so, it’s obvious that the Centre sent him the money for this unannounced soirée.

Let’s talk turkey… such visits are usually announced far in advance, usually 90 days in advance, at least. Bishops just don’t flit off to the Centre on “unofficial visits”… that just isn’t done. In short, Fathausen is in Moscow to answer Big Daddy Kirill’s questions… and he’d best step lively, or he’ll find the Tomos lifted without as much as a “by your leave”.

There was no photo gallery on the website… no honour guard from the Russian forces at the airport… JP is being treated like a minor suppliant bishop, not a First Hierarch. Not good… not good at all. Things ARE getting curiouser and curiouser. It’s woodshed time for Paffhausen! He’s totally screwed up the Storheim affair… I’ll bet that Fr Vsevolod and Metropolitan Yuvenaly are gonna rake him over the coals in private… I’d PAY to see that.

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Saturday 15 January 2011

Albany NY

Editor’s Postscript:

A friend sent me the following:

Look, they’re still lying about his résumé:

“After his 1988 graduation from Saint Vladimir’s Seminary, Crestwood, NY, Metropolitan Jonah lived in Russia for one year, where he worked for Russkij Palomnik at the Patriarchate’s Publishing Department before entering the renowned Valaam Monastery“.

This is a lie. Russki Palomnik was an unofficial publication of the deposed sodomite cleric Gleb Podmoshensky of St Herman “Monastery” in Platina CA, it was NOT put out by the MP (everyone knows this, so, why lie?)… and JP was never an official member of the brotherhood at Valaam. It’s obvious from this that underlings who received copy from Wood did the web postings, and they posted them verbatim without checking them out. Boring, it’s not! DO pass me the jug and take a healthy snort yourself…


A View from Moscow by Valentin Zorin… Unwelcome Lessons

Before you can presume to teach… you must practise what you preach… I think that’s quite beyond people like Mr Gates, let alone buffoons like Limbaugh and Palin…


Bob Marley, one of the Greats of Jamaican reggae, converted to Ethiopian Orthodoxy in the last ten years of his life… his last words were “Jesus! My God and my Hope!”


Robert Gates, the former head of the CIA, presumed to present the world lessons in democracy. Another name has entered into the ranks of the Solons of American democracy. Robert Gates, the present Secretary of Defence and the former head of such a bulwark of democracy as the Central Intelligence Agency, presumed to present the world lessons in democracy. In his view, he’s a great authority on the subject… after all, he established secret prisons so that CIA officers could torture detainees without judicial oversight. True, he has thus far avoided making public sermons or lessons on the subject, for that would put himself, and the democracy he’s touting into an awkward jam. For, much to his disappointment, his classified “secret” written instructions regarding other countries, including Russia, surfaced when the WikiLeaks site posted them on the Internet. At present, as he tried to teach lessons in democracy to others, the former chief of the US knights of cloak and dagger revealed lapses in his memory that are not acceptable in such a high-ranking government official. Before he joined the present administration, Mr Gates was a tireless foot soldier on George W Bush’s team, whose presidential legitimacy is under question by competent authorities.

George W Bush failed to poll the sufficient number of votes to win the election during the 2000 presidential campaign in the United States. Various calculations show that his Democratic Party opponent, Albert Gore, mustered several hundred thousand votes more. However, following a pause, clearly caused by confusion and obvious embarrassment amongst Washington’s top-echelon leaders, the Supreme Court took over the case, which decided by a margin of just one vote that the presidential mandate should go to Mr Bush. Today, the democracy zealots in Washington tend to forget this episode. Thus, the 43rd US President made it to the White House by the will of Justices of the Supreme Court, not because of the popular vote. However, the Supreme Court is just the apex of the US national judicial system, and its illegal decision, which contradicts the principles of democracy, exposes all the vices rife throughout the US judicial system.

All the preachers of American democracy extol the allegedly unrestricted freedom of the press in the US as a model that all others should follow. None other than the US Government Accountability Office, which found out that the Bush Administration used billions of dollars from the federal budget for policy propaganda in the mass media, questioned this paradigm. Recently, the Washington Post admitted in an article that its editor-in-chief, and his counterpart at New York Times, received a summons to come to the White House (when President Bush was present) and they received instructions not to publish negative information about the Administration’s performance. That this isn’t an outdated concern for the free press of “democratic” America was borne out by the recent arrest, on Washington’s demand, of WikiLeaks website founder Julian Assange, who washed America’s dirty linen in public without permission. There’s a lot more to say about the unattractive manifestations of American democracy. The self-assured and opinionated Washington missionaries yearn to teach lessons in true democracy to the world. However, they would certainly do better if they looked into their own political mirror.

15 December 2010

Valentin Zorin

Voice of Russia World Service



Video. A Trio from the KAMAZ Master Team…

Filed under: Russian,sport,video — 01varvara @ 00.00

This vid also includes footage with Firdaus Kabirov, Vlad Chagin’s tough-as-nails teammate (let’s see… he’s a Tatar and a Honoured Master of Sport, too)…




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