Voices from Russia

Monday, 13 July 2015

13 July 2015. Translated Russian Demot… Something that’s Making the Rounds in the Russian Web

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Here’s a little sweet something that’s going the rounds in the Russian web. I spend most of my online time in the Russian cyberworld… it’s given me a feel for the “rocks n’ shoals” and for what’s legit. Some sources are completely on the “Up-and-Square”… others… well, they make The Onion look like a staid media outlet. For instance, today, I saw an image of a supposed “cross procession for peace in Odessa”… my research turned up the fact that the image was from THREE YEARS AGO and there wasn’t any such image on the official diocesan website. Please, have a care with those people without Russian facility or without knowledge of the Russian cyberworld posting this or that image or story… all too often, they get gulled. That’s why I vet things thoroughly.

Do have a care with anything posted by Orthodox konvertsy… much of it isn’t what it purports to be, and in some cases, there’s bad translation. This plagues the “English” sides of Pravmir and Pravoslavie… yes, they look fancy, but they’re not official, and they both have agendas. Also, there’s a spectrum of POVs in the Mother Church, but the konverts only present the most strident rightwing asshats (or legit spokesmen badly translated). Please, take a care with it all, especially, now, as events are beginning to spin out of control.

However, not everything on the Russian web is serious… I wonder… has this demot made its way to the American web? Perspirin’ minds wanna know…

BMD

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