Voices from Russia

Monday, 5 March 2012

5 March 2012. Подём! Get Up, Already! It’s Spring! (??)

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An actual image of a real bear getting up after the winter… don’t get TOO close… he IS hungry. The only thing on his mind is “Welcome, Food!” Do have a care…

BMD

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5 March 2012. A Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words… POPULAR Support for VVP

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I’ve been looking at Western media reports about President Putin. My reaction to it all is a wonderment as to what planet these jabronies are living on, it’s certainly not the same one that you and I inhabit. VVP is popular all over the world for standing up to America and its greedy and grasping attempt at global hegemony. Not only does VVP stand tall against American vulture capitalists and their running-dogs, he defeated the Americans’ Georgian clients decisively in the 2008 South Ossetia War. In American eyes, that’s inexcusable… he thwarted their attempt at weakening Russia… he was supposed to be quiet, submit, and allow his country to be raped. That’s why you’re hearing all sort of rubbish in the Western media… Putin defeated the USA (by defeating their client-state), and that’s not on the programme, according to US State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland. Don’t forget… Ms Nuland is a protégé of the bloodthirsty duo of Richard Holbrooke and Strobe Talbott, the Butchers of the Balkans, two men responsible for more civilian deaths than many convicted Nazi war criminals.

Look at the above image. VVP is genuinely popular amongst ordinary Russians. Don’t be fooled by the media reports. You see, the most violent “protesters” come from the ranks of Western-leaning English-speaking “middle-class” elements in Piter and the Centre (thus, they’re the only people that lazy Western media and embassy sorts hobnob with). I seem to recall that such sorts were behind the mischief in February 1917… interesting, no?

BMD

5 March 2012. VOR Presents… An Anomaly of Nature: Snow Fell in Jerusalem

Suddenly, in the first month of spring in Israel, real winter weather with snow and lowered temperatures came roaring in. On the night of 2 March, in the areas of Jerusalem located at altitudes above 700 metres (@2,300 feet) above sea level, snow began to fall. By morning, the snow level reached a height of 4-5 centimetres (1.6-2 inches). The abnormal weather triggered traffic disruptions. In areas with the greatest snowfall, schools cancelled classes. The last time that snow fell in Jerusalem was in 2008.

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Snow covered the streets of the Old City of Jerusalem, Galilee, and the West Bank.

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To restore traffic in the city centre, snow-ploughs had to clear Jerusalem’s streets.

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Because of the unusual weather conditions in Jerusalem, the demand for heaters and warm clothing increased.

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Local authorities decided to cancel school in the villages of Ofra, Psagot, Beit El, and several other settlements around Jerusalem, in Judea and Samaria.

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Weather forecasters promise that normal spring weather will follow the cold cyclone, there’ll be a gradual increase in temperature, and rain will replace the snow.

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Jerusalemites build an early March snowman.

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5 March 2012

Voice of Russia World Service

http://rus.ruvr.ru/photoalbum/67595365/67595376/

Fr Vsevolod Chaplin Warned the Opposition Not to React Violently

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On Monday, Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, the head of the MP Department for Church and Society, urged the opposition to express its position peacefully and within the law, saying, “When people peacefully express their opinion, even critically, it isn’t illegal or sinful at all. Sin and lawlessness begins when people allow themselves to lie, throwing around unsubstantiated accusations, insulting people on national, social, political, or other grounds”. In his view, such acts violate both God’s law and human law, and he said, “It’s very sinful, disorderly, and criminal to advocate rebellion, revolution, violation of the laws, or the illegitimate use of force. This would be particularly immoral at a time when the people’s choice is clear. Anyone who makes such calls, of course, will bear personal responsibility not only to the people and to history, but before God, as well. He went on to say its one thing to hear such notions from the mouths of “poorly educated teenagers”; it’s quite another thing when “well-educated people who’re well aware of what their actions mean express them. You can’t chalk up their words to naïveté and inexperience; therefore, for them, you must fully apply the word of the Lord JesusFrom everyone to whom much is given, much will be required”.

As reported, on Monday, the opposition will hold a government-approved rally from 19.30 to 21.00 MSK on Pushkinskaya Square. The organisers claim that up to 10,000 people will participate in the demonstration. Opposition activists, journalists, and bloggers formed a joint-action group entitled За честные выборы (Za chestnye vybory: For Fair Elections) on 18 January 2012 and united their efforts in a Лигу избирателей (Ligu izbiratelei: Voter’s League). Sergei Udaltsov, the leader of the Левый фронт (Levy Front: Left Front), wrote in his microblog on Twitter that the For Fair Elections Organising Committee decided not to recognise the legitimacy of the election, and that they would announce that at the rally. Later, he told Interfax that the protesters would demand an early call for new parliamentary and presidential elections and “strengthen our protest activity to achieve these goals”.

5 March 2012

Interfax-Religion

http://www.interfax-religion.ru/?act=news&div=44461

Editor’s Note:

There were noises from the usual quarters about the Russian election. I’d advise Hill to keep her big mouth shut. Arkansas politics aren’t exactly known for probity, and Bill wasn’t exactly a straight-dealer. In short, there was (and still is) more than one stuffed ballot box in Little Rock, and there’s no peep about that. The late Russian election had no more (or no less) fraud than the usual election in the West. If anything, VVP was far “cleaner” than George W Bush was, now, he stole the US presidency with a sleazy court decision. Now, that’s something to bitch about…

BMD

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