Voices from Russia

Friday, 2 September 2011

A Photo Essay. 2 September 2011. Yesterday was “День знаний”… the “Day of Knowledge”… First Day of School in Russia

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Good luck to all students everywhere for the coming academic year… don’t get caught if you cheat (and Tyotya Vara KNOWS that you WILL)…

BMD

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2 September 2011. Lest We Forget… Tomorrow is the Seventh Anniversary of the Ending of the Beslan Hostage Crisis… REMEMBER THEM!

The Tree of Grief

Alan Kornaev and Zaurbek Dzanagov

2005

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Mother in Beslan mourning for her daughter killed in the siege…

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At 17.00 MSK (14.00 UTC 09.00 EDT 06.00 PDT), on 3 September 2004, in Beslan (Republic of North Ossetia-Alania. Northern Caucasian Federal District), Russian OMON “Black Beret” MVD troops stormed School Number One where 34 to 50 terrorists were holding about 1,100 people (777 children) hostage. The soldiers killed 31 of the bandits, captured 1, and up to 17 may have escaped the cordon around the school building. Ten of the soldiers (including all three commanding officers of the units involved) died in the fighting; the terrorists killed 335 hostages (including 186 children). The terrorists were from Shamil Basayev’s bandit band (which was CIA-financed, at the least)… in an ill-fated attempt to shatter the Russian Federation, America tried to cause trouble in the Caucasus (by backing local terrorists as they had backed the Afghan mujaheddin and Bosnian/Kosovar rebels) in the ‘90s (Madeleine Albright admitted as much)… the Beslan Hostage Crisis was its direct and bitter fruit.

We’re Orthodox Christians… we’re COMMANDED to remember. We’re NOT juvenile and addled “Evangelical” spouters of therapeutese (such as Benjamin Peterson and George Washburn)… we don’t “move on”. We ask God for the strength to endure our trials and for the wisdom to learn from them. We’re like Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, who survived the GULag (and wrote some of the most moving books of the 20th century… we’re like the communists, who learned, yes, there IS a God (and they defended the churches in the Ukraine with all their might against American-financed mobs)… we’re like the millions of VOV vets who carried on with ordinary life after the Great Victory was won. Like them, we’ll endure, we’ll learn, and we’ll make the future better. We won’t follow demented Pied Pipers like Doctor Phil, “Doctor” James Dobson, Pat Robertson, and Chuck Noll. Sectarians (AKA “Evangelicals”) with their “moving on” have nothing to teach Real Christians.

Pray for the dead of Beslan tomorrow. Ask your priest to pray for them at Liturgy on Sunday. REMEMBER THEM. It’s your duty as an Orthodox Christian… NEVER forget that!

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Friday 2 September 2011

Albany NY

2 September 2011. You Can’t Make Shit Like This Up

BOTH of the above are the present Tea Party-soaked Republican Party… any questions?

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Republican Gun Raffle in Giffords’ County Draws Criticism

The Republican Party in Representative Gabrielle Giffords‘ home county is raising eyebrows by raffling off a Glock handgun… the same brand handgun with which Giffords, a Democrat, was shot through the head in January. “When I first heard about this last week in an e-mail, I said, ‘That’s a joke, a sick joke. Nobody could be doing that’. This is like tearing the scab off a wound. This community is still healing”, said Pima County Democratic Party Chairman Jeff Rogers. The county Republican organisation announced the fund-raiser in its online newsletter, Tracks, on 26 August. “Get yourself a new Glock 23 .40 cal handgun for just 10 bucks… if your name is drawn”, the newsletter read. A picture of the handgun being raffled, with three 12-round magazines and a case, also appears in the newsletter. The Republicans are selling 125 tickets.

Mike Shaw, chairman pro tem of the Pima County Republicans, and Frank Antenori, a Republican state senator who has filed paperwork for a potential run against Giffords, didn’t immediately return phone calls seeking comment. Jared Lee Loughner, 22, who has since been diagnosed with schizophrenia, is charged with shooting Giffords and 18 others with a Glock 19 handgun during a shopping centre meet-and-greet on 8 January. Six people died in the rampage before bystanders tackled Loughner, preventing him from reloading. Giffords supports the constitutional right to keep and bear arms, said her spokesman Mark Kimble, though he could not confirm media reports that the congresswoman has owned a Glock handgun.

2 September 2011

Brad Poole

Reuters

http://news.yahoo.com/republican-gun-raffle-giffords-county-draws-criticism-221411501.html

Editor’s Note:

If this doesn’t tell you the mentality of the present Republican Party, nothing does. It fits with the godless, amoral, and grubby ideology pushed by Rush Limboob, Sean Hannity, Michele Bachmann, Bill O’Reilly, and Sarah Palin (amongst others). John Whiteford should be ashamed of himself having links up to Palin and Rush… they support goofy brainless shit like this.

THIS sort of crapola is why I left the Republican Party… I’m glad that I did…

BMD

Paris Buzzards Dragging Their Feet in Transferring St Nick’s in Nice to the MP

The EP Exarchate of Russian Parishes in Western Europe is playing a delaying game in the actual transfer of St Nicholas Cathedral in Nice (France) to the Moscow Patriarchate, who received ownership of the church building in perpetuity from the Russian state free of charge. As we reported earlier on 19 May, a French court confirmed the right of the Russian state to the ownership of St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Nice. The Russian state, in turn, decided to transfer the church property to the MP, which two clergymen to the cathedral, instructing them to secure the keys and title deeds, as well as to abolish entrance fees for visitors. In a statement this week, the Diocese of Korsun, which controls the MP’s parishes in France, emphasised that the Orthodox Cult Association of Nice (ACOR), which was the hostile party in the litigation with Russia, “can in no way be identified with St Nicholas Cathedral parish and the community of Orthodox believers in the region”.

Meanwhile, Archbishop Gabriel de Vylder, the head of the EP Exarchate of Russian Parishes in Western Europe, at his last meeting on Wednesday with Bishop Nestor Sirotenko of Korsun made it clear that the MP had to deal directly with the ACOR in regards to the transfer of the keys and ending entrance fees. “Archbishop Gabriel said that he had no power to resolve these questions. He stated that the Exarchate was made up of self-governing associations, therefore, any decision made has to be made by the ACOR”, according to a statement of the Diocese of Korsun diocese received by Interfax-Religion on Thursday. The meeting adjourned without result, so, it didn’t resolve any of the canonical issues outstanding, as Archbishop Gabriel claims that it’s impossible for him to act until he receives an awaited communication from the EP. Bishop Gabriel also proposed that there be more people involved in any future meetings between the Exarchate and the Diocese of Korsun. “The Diocese of Korsun regrets that a meeting originally scheduled for 23 August, which was inexplicably delayed for a week, didn’t yield any results and that negotiations are postponed yet again”, the diocesan statement said. Preparation for a meeting with an expanded number of participants between the Exarchate and the Diocese of Korsun is underway.

1 September 2011

Interfax-Religion

http://www.interfax-religion.ru/?act=news&div=42063

Editor’s Note:

Note well how the godless Renovationist buzzards in Paris are pulling out every sleazy delaying tactic that their lawyers can devise. This is a warning and wakeup call for all decent people in the OCA! SVS, Syosset, and JP (and the autocephalist cabal in general) will use every legal manoeuvre in the book to delay any action of the Sobor, if the Holy Synod doesn’t do its duty and call in the coppers to back up its actions. If JP “squats” on OCA property after an adverse decision at the upcoming OCA Sobor, that’s a legal offence, and the OCA CAN call on John Law to kick him out. It’s much like Ray Velencia’s improper airing of a parishioner’s private e-mails… breaking of pastoral confidentiality is a legal (not canonical) offence; therefore, the secular courts had jurisdiction, not an ecclesiastical court.

Notice well how Gabriel is delaying everything. Behr would do the same… he comes from the Parisian cabal (as did ADS and Meyendorff). He, JP, and Lyonyo wouldn’t hesitate to use unscrupulous counsel such as Vlad Berzansky Jr. They’d cut a deal over Dickie, that’s a no-brainer. Lastly, Mark Stokoe would justify every tactic used by the autocephalists to hold onto power… exposing him for the power-hungry place-seeker that he is. Don’t forget Eric Iliff or Kristi Koumentakos… “We admit no wrongdoing”. The Paris bastards are doing the same here… the Centre shouldn’t coddle them. They should call in the gendarmes and be done with it. This is the way of it with Renovationist slime… they’ll use every sordid, dodgy, and immoral trick out there to hold onto power and money. They’re NOT Christians in the truest sense of the world, they worship “strange gods”. Be forewarned…

BMD

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