Voices from Russia

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

VOR Presents… Byelorussian Athlete Pulled Along a 55-Tonne Dump Truck

On 30 October, in Minsk, in front of several thousand spectators, the Byelorussian athlete Kirill Shimko (who’s a Guinness Book of World Records holder) pulled along a 55-tonne (60.6-ton) BelAZ lorry and set new world record.


The new world record was set as part of the all-Republic campaign Сильная Беларусь! (Silnaya Belarus!: Strong Belarus!), which has the goal of encouraging young people to adopt healthy lifestyles and attend to their physical development. We should note that extreme power sports are becoming more popular in Byelorussia.


The 33-year old athlete set the new record set at the Minsk Hero City Monument on his third attempt. Before that, he tore in half two thick magazines tied together. He also tore apart a metal chain, which two motorcycles, driving in opposite directions, had previously failed to break {the chain was fastened to the two bikes… it doesn’t say what happened to the bikes or the bikers. Perspirin’ minds wanna know…: editor}.


In order to overcome inertia and tug along the BelAZ, Shimko had to exert a force equal to 700 kilogrammes (1,543 pounds), which meant that he had to have very strong ligaments and tendons. As Shimko admitted a week before this attempt, he had already tried to move the lorry, and all that he did was to injure his leg. However, this didn’t stop him from recovering his strength to have another go at the record.


Earlier, the Byelorussian strongmen Kirill Shimko and Pavel Soroka had already established a number of national records. They had pulled along a Boeing 737 passenger plane, a train with five passenger coaches, an Il-76 aircraft, and a T34 tank.


Voice of Russia World Service

31 October 2011



1 November 2011. His Holiness Met with the Winners of the “New Names” Scholarship

On 1 November 2011, in the White Hall of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow, Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev of Moscow and all the Russias met with gifted children who were winners of the “New Names” Scholarship. THIS is the REAL DEAL in the Church, not the set of Renovationist gasbags bloviating presently in the Pacific Northwest. THIS is what we’d come home to… why the delay?


1 November 2011. Remember… It’s as important to Note Who DIDN’T Speak as Much as You Should Note Those Who Did Speak…

Note that Archbishop Nathaniel Popp (the most senior bishop after Fathausen) didn’t speak following JP’s opening address, along with the other ruling bishops. Also, note that roea.org and oca.org posted NOTHING about the ROEA Congress held in Chicago on 29 September to 1 October. The October/November 2011 edition of Solia wasn’t posted on roea.org in PDF format. Does the ROEA leadership know that the OCA ship’s on its way down and that their return to the BOR, therefore, shall be inevitable, despite the vocal opposition of small segments of rank and file ROEA clergy and laity? It’s just as important to notice what DOESN’T happen as much as it is to notice what DOES happen. All you mature, sly, and cynical sorts out there KNOW what I’m talkin’ about. Just a thought…

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Tuesday 1 November 2011

Albany NY

Metropolitan Vladimir Sabodan of Kiev and all the Ukraine is in Hospital in Serious Condition

Metropolitan Vladimir Sabodan of Kiev and all the Ukraine (1935- ), First Hierarch of the UOC/MP


“On Sunday, 30 October, the First Hierarch of the UOC/MP was hospitalised again”, said Archbishop Aleksandr Drabinko of Khmelnitsky-Pereyaslav and Vishnevsky, Secretary to Metropolitan Vladimir Sabodan of Kiev, according to the official website of the UOC/MP. Archbishop Aleksandr stated that the Metropolitan’s doctors said that his condition is serious. He wrote, “We ask all who care about Metropolitan Vladimir’s health to intensify their prayer for his healing”.

2 November (MSK) 2011

Православие и мир (Pravoslavie i mir: Orthodoxy and the World)



Editor’s Note:

Vladyki Vladimir’s been a tireless fighter against the Uniate, schismatic, and Proddie attack dogs of the Americans. He’s the last of Nikodim Rotov’s “troika” in power in the canonical Church. Patriarch Aleksei Rediger has passed on and Metropolitan Philaret Denisenko has been defrocked (he’s now “Patriarch of Kiev” in the spurious “Patriarchate of Kiev“… a Slim Shady outfit that runs on a CIA subsidy).


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