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Sunday, 9 March 2014

9 March 2014. M’loula Nuns Released… More Later

Filed under: Uncategorized — 01varvara @ 00.00

00 Syrian nun in Ma'aloula. 08.09.13


I’ve just read that the M’loula nuns kidnapped by the Islamists in Syria are now free. I have things to do… I’ll post more later.



Head of Church of Greece Puts Off Visit to Russia

00 Bart with Biden

Bart sucking up to Biden and listening to His Master’s Voice… “Do beware the Danaeans, even when they bear gifts”… I mean the USA, NOT “the Greeks”


Sources told Kathimerini that Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev of Moscow and all the Russias, who visited Athens last May, cancelled plans to attend an event at the Greek Embassy in Moscow after the head of the Church of Greece, Archbishop Ieronymos Liapis of Athens, put off a visit to the Russian capital. Officially, the Church of Greece informed the MP that Ieronymos wouldn’t be able to visit due to scheduling problems, but the feeling in Moscow is that he cancelled his trip because of friction between the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul and the MP over the Ukrainian situation. In the past, the two Churches sparred over religious issues in the Ukraine.



Editor’s Note:

Kathimerini is a partner of the New York Times, so, its content is often suspect neoliberal bullshit (remember, the NYT has the likes of Serge Schmemann working for it… you know what flocks together, don’t you?). Here, however, it’s straight reportage… which reveals that the recent meeting in Istanbul went very badly, indeed. Bart is a shameless lickspittle of the Americans, as all Ecumenical Patriarchs since Athenagoras Spyrou have been (he’s also papist-trained, giving him two strikes against him, no?). Do you remember that image of Bart kissing Biden’s ass in public? That was disgusting… but that’s what the EP has degenerated into.

There’s not much on the late meeting in Istanbul on patriarchia.ru (nor is it prominent and highlighted, it’s just ordinary “latest news”… that means that all the hot air out of the Phanar about an imposing and all-powerful “all-Orthodox Council” in two years is sheer hokum and bogus. Don’t forget, the MP and Antioch pulled out of the EP-inspired “Episcopal Assemblies” in the diaspora. Besides which, the EP centre in Chambésy lies shuttered and empty (its funding from the Greek government is gone… Langley didn’t give the EP enough to keep it open), there’s no serious work being done to prepare a council, which requires detailed planning and, most of all, MONEY (money that the EP doesn’t have, by the way… its dependent on Langley hand-outs and shaking down rich diaspora Greeks). Until you SEE planning and SEE serious money on the table, discount all Phanar lies. Indeed, it’d be inane to have a “Synod” in two years (it wouldn’t be an Ecumenical Council, for no patriarch can call such, only an “Orthodox Emperor” can do so)… it’d have the potential to split the Church in two. All sane people oppose such a notional meeting.

It’s best not to comment on the noise from the EP and crank papist sources such as AsiaNews. As the old Russian saying has it, “The dogs bark as the caravan passes… the caravan goes on its way”. In short, the EP isn’t going to steal the Ukraine (that’s what this is all about, kids). Things haven’t changed… “Beware the Danaeans (Americans), even when they bear gifts”… that hasn’t changed, either.


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Break Out the Ray-Bans and Coppertone… New Heat Record Expected in Moscow… is THIS what Russia’s Coming to? Cheborneck!

00 Polar Bear on Holiday. 09.03.14


What’s happened to those damned cold old school Russian winters? Cheborneck!


Weather in Moscow is about to break one more record, as the air temp may warm up to 9 degrees (48.2 degrees Fahrenheit) Sunday afternoon, outdoing the previous record of 7.2 degrees (45 degrees Fahrenheit) set in 1995. The Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environment Monitoring (Rosgidromet) said that they expect the skies in the city and in the Podmoskovye to be partly cloudy, and they expect no atmospheric precipitation (that’s weatherman talk for “we don’t think that it’s gonna rain”). Rosgidromet also spoke of a mild northwest wind of 3 metres/second (6.7 miles per hour) to 8 metres/second (18 miles per hour). They expect this kind of weather to last through Monday, with pre-dawn temperatures varying from -4 degrees (24.8 degrees Fahrenheit) in the rural areas to 1 degree (33.8 degrees Fahrenheit) in the city. In the afternoon, the temp is likely to rise to 8 (46.4 degrees Fahrenheit) to 10 degrees (50 degrees Fahrenheit), and even 11 degrees (51.8 degrees Fahrenheit), in some parts of the region. The weather might repeat the record for 10 March, set in 1997, which was 10.2 degrees (50.5 degrees Fahrenheit). On 8 March, Gidromet’s main monitoring station at the all-Russia Exhibition Centre recorded 8.1 degrees (46.6 degrees Fahrenheit), which was also a record reading.

9 March 2014

Voice of Russia World Service



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March in Kharkov with the Tricolour and the Red Banner

00 Kharkov. protest march. 08.03.14


Interfax-Ukraine reported that a group of 1,500 people marched under the Russian flag towards Constitution Square. The protesters remained on the square to listen to speeches. Prior to that, the protesters held a rally in front of the Kharkov Oblast State Administration, watched by a large number of “police”. People approached the police closely, chanting “Berkut”, “Kharkov”, “referendum”, “Russia”, “Sevastopol”, “Kharkov, bolder, strike the fascists in the neck!” “Balut, come out!” etc. Neither the newly appointed Head of the Kharkov Oblast State Administration Igor Balut, nor his subordinates, appeared before the protesters. Some protesters gave white tulips to the cops and they tied St George ribbons to the shields of police in the first row. According to police, some 6,000 people attended the rally at Svoboda Square. The cops didn’t stop the rally or the march, even though they didn’t have approval from the Kharkov Gorsoviet.

8 March 2014


KPRF official website


Editor’s Note:

This is proof that the junta doesn’t control Kharkov. The marchers didn’t have a permit… but the cops let it all occur. This means that professional MVDU elements aren’t fully on the junta’s side. However, don’t be smug… it means that the junta will rely more on fascist thugs and undisciplined oligarch bands for “muscle”. That’s NOT a good prospect… if the junta doesn’t swiftly collapse, it’ll lead to a bloody dénouement somewhere. That’s nothing to look forward to…


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