Voices from Russia

Sunday, 20 October 2013

20 October 2013. A Photo Essay. Братья наши меньшие… Our Smaller Brothers

00 Our Smaller Brothers 01. 20.10.13. Moscow Dog Show

International dog show Russia-2013 in Moscow (Federal City of Moscow. Central Federal District) RF 

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00 Our Smaller Brothers 02. 20.10.13. Monument to Semyon the Cat. Murmansk RF

Children gather around a monument dedicated to Semyon the Cat in Murmansk (Murmansk Oblast. Northwestern Federal District) RF. Semyon gained wide recognition in Russia after he travelled for 6½ years, covering 2,000 kilometres (1,243 miles)… the distance between Moscow and his home in Murmansk 

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00 Our Smaller Brothers 03. 20.10.13. Lime the Snowy Owl. Krasnoyarsk RF

Zoo employee Daria Zhirnova feeds Lime, a 6-week-old Snowy Owl chick, at the Royev-Ruchey Zoo in a suburb of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk (Krasnoyarsk Krai. Siberian Federal District) RF 

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00 Our Smaller Brothers 03a. 20.10.13. Great Grey Owl. Krasnoyarsk RF

Zoo employee Daria Zhirnova trains a wild Great Gray Owl inside a cage at the Royev-Ruchey Zoo, Krasnoyarsk (Krasnoyarsk Krai. Siberian Federal District) RF

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00 Our Smaller Brothers 04. 20.10.13. Bear cubs. Bear Rescue Centre. Bubonitsy RF

Bear cubs walk inside the forest enclosure of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Bear Rescue Centre (near the Chisty Les (Чистый Лес: Pure Forest) Biostation), near the village of Bubonitsy (Pozhinskoe Rural Settlement. Toropetsky Raion. Tver Oblast. Central Federal Oblast) RF, 350 kilometres (218 miles) northwest of Moscow

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00 Our Smaller Brothers 05. 20.10.13. Bear cubs. Bear Rescue Centre. Bubonitsy RF

Bear cubs at the IFAW Bear Rescue Centre, Bubonitsy (Pozhinskoe Rural Settlement. Toropetsky Raion. Tver Oblast. Central Federal Oblast) RF

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00 Our Smaller Brothers 06. 20.10.13. Bear cubs. Bear Rescue Centre. Bubonitsy RF

Bear cubs at the IFAW Bear Rescue Centre, Bubonitsy (Pozhinskoe Rural Settlement. Toropetsky Raion. Tver Oblast. Central Federal Oblast) RF

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00 Our Smaller Brothers 07. 20.10.13. Sighthounds. Italian Greyhounds. Yekaterinburg RF

Italian Greyhounds participate in a sighthound racing hunt for a mechanical hare during the Federation National Russian Dog Championships in Yekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk Oblast. Ural Federal District) RF 

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00 Our Smaller Brothers 08. 20.10.13. Dog. VDV Day. Moscow RF

A dog dressed in VDV beret and a telnyashka during the celebration of Airborne Forces Day in Moscow (Federal City of Moscow. Central Federal District) RF

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00 Our Smaller Brothers 09. 20.10.13. Baltic Grey Seal cub. Repino RF

A Baltic Grey Seal cub inside a temporary rehabilitation centre in Repino (Kurotny Raion. Federal City of St Petersburg. Northwestern Federal District) RF, outside St Petersburg proper

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00 Our Smaller Brothers 10. 20.10.13. Polar Bears. St Petersburg RF

Polar Bears Uslada (left) and Menshikov investigate the contents of a parcel that zookeepers delivered to their enclosure for International Polar Bear Day at the St Petersburg Zoo, St Petersburg (Petrogradsky RaionFederal City of St Petersburg. Northwestern Federal District) RF

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00 Our Smaller Brothers 11. 20.10.13. Circus Bear. St Petersburg RF

Mikhail, a trainer from a travelling circus troupe based in Moscow, grooms Masha, an 11 year-old bear, during rehearsals at the Bolshoi Circus on the Fontanka in St Petersburg (Central RaionFederal City of St Petersburg. Northwestern Federal District) RF

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00 Our Smaller Brothers 12. 20.10.13. Watchdog. Tara. Omsk Oblast RF

Watchdog in Tara (Tarsky RaionOmsk Oblast. Siberian Federal District) RF

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00 Our Smaller Brothers 13. 20.10.13. Far Eastern White Whales. Vladivostok RF

Grigori Sirenko, an employee of the Primorye Aquarium, Far Eastern Department, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAN), engaged in training Far Eastern White Whales at the open-air enclosure in Paris Bay on Russky Island, Vladivostok (Primorsky Krai. Far Eastern Federal District) RF

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00 Our Smaller Brothers 14. 20.10.13. Almaz the White Lion. Krasnoyarsk RF

Almaz, a three-year-old male White African Lion, plays with a pumpkin inside his enclosure during the Zoo Halloween Weekend event at the Royev-Ruchey Zoo in Krasnoyarsk (Krasnoyarsk Krai. Siberian Federal District) RF

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00 Our Smaller Brothers 15. 20.10.13. Liliger. Novosibirsk RF

Kiara, a Liliger, a hybrid cross between Ligress Zita and Lion Sam, was born in the Novosibirsk Zoo, Novosibirsk (Novosibirsk Oblast. Siberian Federal District) RF

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00 Our Smaller Brothers 16. 20.10.13. Goose Fight. Pavlovsk RF

Spectators at a traditional goose fight in Pavlovsk (Pavlovsky Raion. Voronezh Oblast. Central Federal District) RF, some 450 kilometres (280 miles) outside Moscow

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00 Our Smaller Brothers 17. 20.10.13. Polar Bear cub. Moscow RF

A newborn Polar Bear cub with its mother at the Moscow ZooMoscow (Presnensky Raion. Central Okrug. Federal City of Moscow. Central Federal District) RF

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00 Our Smaller Brothers 18. 20.10.13. Cheetah. Moscow RF

Frank the Cheetah, who appears to be laughing, at the Moscow Zoo, Moscow (Presnensky Raion. Central Okrug. Federal City of Moscow. Central Federal District) RF

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00 Our Smaller Brothers 19. 20.10.13. Polar Bear. Krasnoyarsk RF

Avrora, a one-year-old female Polar Bear cub, plays in a swimming pool at the Royev-Ruchey Zoo in Krasnoyarsk (Krasnoyarsk Krai. Siberian Federal District) RF

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00 Two Russian cats. somewhere in Russia. 22.09.13

Two cats in a park grooming one another… somewhere in Russia

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20 October 2013. Property of St John the Theologian Monastery Transferred from the OCA to the ROCOR

00 St John the Theologian Monastery. Hiram OH USA. 20.10.13

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I got this from one of the Cabinet. Its best run without commentary, as my source knows the situation and I don’t. However, do note that Mollard’s dithering didn’t help the situation. Nevertheless, it was still better than Paffso…

BMD

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This notice on the Midwest Diocese website (be sure to read the report from the former abbot) details what happened. The abbot, Archimandrite Alexander Cutler and one monk, Daniel, the only inhabitants of the monastery, have gone to the Ukraine (Cutler as a retired priest at a woman’s monastery and the lay monk as his cell attendant). The report, written by former abbot Cutler, is confirmation of what I’d heard from people that Mollard pushes things aside that he doesn’t want to deal with and just ignores them. Hilarion Kapral was more than willing accept the OCA property into ROCOR. It will be populated with monks from the Hermitage of the Holy Cross in Wayne WV. It is an English-language men’s monastery. The Ohio property will relieve overcrowding at the Wayne monastery. Everything from the Ohio monastery… property, bank accounts, etc… were turned over to ROCOR, from the Cutler report. Even though the Hermitage of the Holy Cross seems to have a high number of converts as monks, I’ve never heard any reports of weirdness. Antiochian Bishop Thomas Joseph seems to visit there at least once a year. We all know as an Arab (raised in the USA) that he wouldn’t put up with nonsense. Cutler and the lay monk always had to work secular jobs to support the monastery. They did raise some money by manufacturing candles for church use for parish use.

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Hellenic Parliament Lifts Immunity of Six Golden Dawn MPs

00 Carlos Latuff. Nazis in Greece. 2012

Nazis in Greece

Carlos Latuff

2012

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On Wednesday, the Hellenic Parliament voted to lift the immunity of six ultranationalist Golden Dawn deputies:

Taking part in the vote on Wednesday were 247 MPs, whilst the Golden Dawn deputies abstained from the procedure. Those voting in favour of the motions ranged from 246 to 247. Germenis, Iliopoulos, and Boukouras face charges for participating and managing a criminal organisation, whilst Panayiotaros faces charges of disrupting the peace. Kasidiaris is accused of rioting and Alexopoulos for establishing an illegal radio station. Meanwhile, three Golden Dawn MPs, party chief Nikos Michaloliakos, second-in-command Christos Pappas, and Yiannis Lagos are in pre-trial custody in Korydallos Prison. All three are accused of participating in a criminal organisation, amongst other charges.

16 October 2013

Kathimerini

http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_16/10/2013_523372

 

Serbia Opposed to “Reduction of Mandate” for EULEX in Kosovo

00.0e cats at war. French. Kosovo. 2001

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On Monday, at the Patriarchate of Peć, Aleksandar Vulin, the Minister without Portfolio for Kosovo and Metohija, said, “The rumours about the reduction of the international community‘s mandate in Kosovo constitute a reason for concern. The Serbian government is against such moves”. Vulin expressed concern over the announcements of cuts in the number of soldiers of the international forces “at the holiest sites, which were targeted by violence and constant attacks and other expressions of hatred”. He said that the rumours about the reduction of EULEX troops in the south and the reduction of the international community’s mandate are very worrying, and added that Belgrade is against such moves. He emphasised that EULEX came to the area in accordance with a decision of the UN Security Council and only a decision of the UN Security Council can change it. Vulin noted, “A potential change in the mandate of EULEX isn’t an issue Priština can unilaterally decide on, this is a matter on which a decision can be made only by the body in keeping with whose will EULEX came to the area in the first place”.

15 October 2013

B92

http://www.b92.net/eng/news/politics.php?yyyy=2013&mm=10&dd=15&nav_id=88009

 

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