Voices from Russia

Monday, 18 July 2011

18 July 2011. Homage to the Imperial Legacy in Paint and Sound…

The Imperial Family

Yelena Cherkasova

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Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857-1934), a tsarist pioneer of cosmonautics… 

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Yuri Gagarin (1934-68) and Sergei Korolyov (1907-66)… two Soviet pioneers of cosmonautics… as an aside, Yuri Alekseyevich’s two older siblings were deported by the Nazis to do slave labour in Germany… be aware of that when you hear Vlasovtsy criticisms of the USSR

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The Righteous Soul Enters Heaven

Yelena Cherkasova

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Russia and Russians have to attend to both streams of their legacy… the White… the Red… “BOTH”, NOT “EITHER, OR”… we stand equally for the legacies of the heroes of Sevastopol and the heroes of Leningrad… of Suvorov and Zhukov… of Mendeleyev and Korolyov… of Dostoyevsky and Solzhenitsyn… of Aleksandr Aleksandrovich and Iosif Vissarionovich… of Bellinghausen and Chilingarov… of Tsiolkovsky and Gagarin… of Gilyarovsky and Simonov… of Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich… of the Great Victories of 1814 and 1945… of the tragedy of Nikolai Aleksandrovich and Mikhail Sergeyevich… of the two Great Patriotic Wars in the 19th and 20th centuries that brought down the evil threatening the world… and much, much more. Its all ours… we can’t, and shouldn’t, deny a bit of it. IT HAPPENED.

THIS is our legacy; we’ve had the good, the bad, and the indifferent… as we find in the legacy of all narodi… we must accept it as it is. May the Americans learn this, too… God willing, they’ll abandon their dishonest, godless, self-absorbed, childish, and self-worshipping “American Exceptionalism”… may that day come soon…

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Monday 18 July 2011

Albany NY

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