Voices from Russia

Monday, 4 November 2013

Tsarist Obelisk Unveiled Near Kremlin with Soviet Changes Removed

00 Romanov obelisk in the Kremlin. Mosow RUSSIA. 04.11.13


On Monday, Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev of Moscow and all the Russias and senior Russian officials attended the opening of a restored Tsarist-era obelisk outside the Kremlin walls. The monument was originally unveiled 99 years ago to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty, but Vladimir Lenin ordered its tsarist iconography removed in 1918 and the names of famous international revolutionaries replaced those of the Romanov tsars. The renovated version unveiled Monday, criticised by some architectural preservation groups for poor quality work, reversed the communist-era changes. Patriarch Kirill said during the opening ceremony, “Today, we set right an unjust historical action”. Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky and Sergei Ivanov, the head of the Presidential Administration, also attended the unveiling. His Holiness said, “It was done so that we could be conscious of ourselves as a people united temporally and geographically. We can’t live in separation from our history”. In July, officials said that its condition had deteriorated and that it was in danger of collapsing, so they took it down and began restoration work. The architectural preservation group Arkhnadzor criticised the restoration work in a statement last week, noting that “false imitations of Romanov decoration” adorned the restored monument. The opening Monday coincided with the Day of National Unity, a holiday introduced by the Kremlin in 2005 to replace the communist holiday of 7 November celebrating the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution.

 4 November 2013



Editor’s Note:

Note well what HH said:

We can’t live in separation from our history.

Indeed. HH was a Soviet patriot and helped the KGB (intel, not secret police)… the USSR is part of Russian history, and HH doesn’t disparage it. The monarchists smirk today, but they’ll sing a different tune tomorrow. The Red Banner will fly over Moscow yet again… and no harm will come to the Church or to tsarist monuments. Maria Vladimirovna? She’s a clueless booby beloved of the woollier ROCOR sorts. Let them have her and her phony court full of imposters. Jordanville can gush over her all they want… she’s never going to sit on the throne… never ever… and that’s a relief for Russia.

It’s time to restore history… ALL of our history… and that INCLUDES the USSR. ‘Nuff said…



4 November 2013. Sergei Yolkin’s World. Even Magic Didn’t Help

00 Sergei Yolkin. Even Magic Didn’t Help. 2013

Even Magic Didn’t Help

Sergei Yolkin



In Moscow, police uncovered a group of supposed psychics that scammed over 200 million roubles (6.17 million USD. million 6.43 CAD. 6.45 million AUD. 4.58 million Euros. 3.88 million UK Pounds) from the gullible for “magic rituals”. Sergei Yolkin takes a wry look at all that…

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Sergei Yolkin



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