Voices from Russia

Thursday, 10 April 2014

The Revival Will NOT be Televised… Canned Beans Very Popular in Moscow During Lent… The Revival IS Live!

01 Russian squash and bean soup

Squash and bean soup… a fave Russian nosh in the Fast…

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Aleksei Nemeryuk, head of the Moscow City Department of Trade and Services, said that canned beans were a leader in the growth of demand for canned goods amongst Muscovites during the Great Lent. At a press conference on Thursday, he said, “Baked beans was the leader in growth amongst canned vegetables this year; the demand for them increased more than 30 percent. Consumption of mushrooms was up by 45 percent, vegetables and berries by 26 percent, kasha and oatmeal by 20 percent, and barley by 10 percent. The most popular cereal with buyers was buckwheat; the demand for it grew by more than 50 percent. The turnover in nuts and dried fruit increased more than 30 percent, whilst frozen vegetables and fruit increased 20 percent”.

Editor:

You want PROOF that folks are keeping the Lent? Here it is! Note well that beans, long a jocular Lenten staple amongst in-the-know Orthodox, are leading the pack (which means that the other two mainstays of Russian Lent, boiled potatoes and stewed prunes, can’t be far behind). You were wondrin’ why the morning commute was suddenly more FRAGRANT? It’s those beans… TOOT! TOOT! Is biological warfare occurring on the elektrichka every morning? Perspirin’ minds wanna know (what will the Russian Army do without funky footcloths (portyanki) as a chemical weapon?)…

The Revolution will not be televised… the Revolution IS alive! (hat-tip to Gil Scott Heron)

BMD

10 April 2014

Interfax-Religion

http://interfax-religion.ru/?act=news&div=54968

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BREAKING NEWS: Patriot Opolchenie in Kharkov Capture American Mercenary

00 Blackwater. 10.04.14.jpg

The Blackwater pukes are so “awesome” that ordinary guys can capture them… in short, their reputation’s inflated and they’re not a tenth as good as they claim to be. Only the USA would have “capitalist armies”… they’re more used to brutalising workers and doing dirty tricks than real military operations. In short, they aren’t honourable men, and no one should treat such scummers as such.

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Patriot Opolchenie captured a foreign national in Kharkov’s Beketova Street and posted a vid on the web. The video features a group of aggressive people using strong language as they questioned an unidentified person wearing a Sokol MVDU spetsnaz uniform. The unknown man, pinned to the ground, speaks English and says that he’s a US citizen. This proves the earlier reports that American mercenaries have, indeed, arrived to take part in operations in the southeast Ukraine. The mercenaries disguise themselves in MVDU uniforms, as reported.

Editor:

What more do you need? The reason for the lull is that the junta only has a small number of these mercs at its disposal, and they’re under Langley control, anyway. It also implies that the junta hasn’t secured Kharkov, which means that the junta doesn’t have enough cred and clout to do more than limited ops… that doesn’t bode well for its future. Kharkov is a big-time KPU town… this will only juice up the patriots even more. The junta will have to shed blood to regain “control”… note well that the USA slobbers its approval. If that doesn’t tell you the absolute evil in Foggy Bottom and Capitol Hill, and that Nuland and Zbig are criminals in all but name, nothing will.

BMD

10 April 2014

Voice of Russia World Service

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_10/Crisis-in-Ukraine-anti-Maidan-protesters-in-Kharkov-detain-US-mercenary-3490/

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10 April 2014. McCain and Palin Scream About Corruption in Russia… Fancy That…

00 Pat Bagley. Lobbyists and Congress. 10.04.14.

Congress and Lobbyists

Pat Bagley

2013

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John McCain and Sarah Palin (along with all the rest of the rightwing slimocracy) rant on about “Russian corruption”. Excuse me! The world champs of corruption are the US Congress! I wonder how many of McCain’s reputed big-time gambling losses got covered by lobbyists and contributors? He’s got a rep as a “high roller” who LOVES takin’ risks. That’s why the US Navy rejected him for flag rank… he’s impetuous and reckless, and big losses don’t faze him. Nonetheless, the US Congress has been the Hall of Shame ever since it began. Yes, there’s been a slight improvement… Congressmen no longer chew tobacco during debates and cane each other over trifles (“The Little Magician” would think that it had turned into a Sunday School compared to his day). I guess that since the pie’s bigger, there’s enough boodle for everybody, now.

Be wary of any talk of “democracy” from the Hill… after all, how many of those worthies lose re-election if they choose to run (makes ya wonder, doesn’t it?). Pat Bagley’s right… the US Congress is a pack of painted whores for sale to the highest bidder (and they don’t stay bought, either)… and they tell us that Vladimir Putin’s dishonest. I’ll check into Bedlam with Mr Scrooge…

BMD

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10 April 2014. Check! Is It “Gamover?”

00 Luo Jie. Check. 8 April 2014. 10.04.14

Adapted from Check!

Luo Jie

2014

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01 Gamover Zaitsev

“Gamover” is a bit of Russian pop culture. Anton “Gamover” Zaitsev (1969- ) (left) with his sidekick Boris “Bonus” Repetur (1958- ) are two of the most popular game-show hosts on Russian TV. “Gamover”, of course, is a Russification of “Game Over”… you can catch my drift, can’t you?

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The USA has no spare natural gas to ship, and it has no way of shipping it now. Germany is utterly dependent on Russian gas imports… ergo, the Ukrainians have no one else to turn to, as the Chinese are in Russia’s corner (as the above cartoon indicates). I think that the energy conglomerates are using this crisis in an attempt to gut environmental protections in the USA. They don’t give a damn if they turn American towns into shitpits like Nikel… they got theirs, and that’s all that matters. After all, you wouldn’t want to deprive them of a new tennis bracelet or a wetback nanny for their brats, would you?

Be careful… there be some real slinkers out there…

BMD

 

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