Voices from Russia

Monday, 28 September 2015

DNR-Russia Hockey Match Kicked Off Reopening of Lider Ice Arena in Donetsk After Repair of War Damage

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The Lider Ice Palace, rebuilt after junta attacks damaged it, resumed operation with a hockey match between a DNR side and a team of RF MVD veterans. The opening ceremony featured both local luminaries and guests from the Russian Federation. Besides local sports fans, D V Pushilin, the Chairman of the DNR Peoples Soviet, Dmitri Trapeznikov, Deputy Head of Administration for the Chairman of the DNR Government, Donetsk Mayor Igor Martynov, Minister of Youth, Sports, and Tourism, Mikhail Mishin, DNR Peoples Soviet deputies, along with other distinguished guests attended the affair. In total, there were more than 500 spectators. Pushilin noted in his address:

I want to congratulate all of you on this momentous occasion; it once again proves that the DNR is on the upswing. I’m sure that this arena will highlight more than more than one star. For us, it’s important not to stop here… we should show the stars of figure skating and hockey.

After the opening, the players hit the ice. The match ended with the DNR side winning, 8 to 6. A young aspiring hockey player, 10-year-old Danil Moskalenko told us:

I’m a fan of our DNR team, although the players from Russia are our friends. Still, I’m pleased that we have another ice arena in Donetsk… we’ll have more chances to practise and play.

After the match, both sides received awards… the winners received a cup for first place, whilst the guests from Russia got a trophy for second place. Trapeznikov told the crowd:

I want to assure our future champions and record holders that we’d do our best to build up sports in the Republic. I wish our athletes and coaches brilliant victories and great achievements.

The event lasted about 2.5 hours. The guests who came to the opening had a buffet with tea, coffee, and sweets.

The DNR Ministry of Youth, Sports, and Tourism, along with the city administration and local sports groups supported the repairs to the arena. Builders replaced glazing in the building during the reconstruction of the sports complex, and the car park received new asphalt surfacing. In addition, the arena received a new compressor unit. The Lider Ice Arena is in the Kirovsky Raion of Donetsk; a junta terror bombardment on 4 February 2015 damaged the building.

27 September 2015

DAN Donetsk News Agency



Genprokuratura Ukrainy to Open Criminal Case Against A P Yatsenyuk

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On Saturday, Sergei Kaplin, a Ukrainian official, wrote on his Facebook page that a Kiev court petitioned the Genprokuratura Ukrainy to open a criminal case on corruption charges against Ukrainian Prime Minister A P Yatsenyuk:

Yatsenyuk will answer for a 3-million [USD] bribe! On my complaint, the [Kiev] Pechersk District Court petitioned the GPU [Genprokuratura Ukrainy] to open a criminal case against the head of the government. Yatsenyuk took the bribe to appoint Vladimir Ishchuk as a head of the National Broadcasting, Radio Communications, and Television Concern.

Kaplin attached the court petition to his statement on the social network.

27 September 2015

Sputnik International


28 September 2015. A Thought from Righteous Elder St Nektary Tikhonov of the Optina Pustyn

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St Nektary blessed Marshal G K Zhukov to serve in the Red Army (Zhukov was a believer). For more on St Nektary, click here.


28 September 2015. Pizza n’ Pivo… the National Food n’ Beverage of the NEPA Set

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“Pivo” is “beer” in all the Slavic languages… “NEPA” is “Northeastern Pennsylvania”. Ever had “Old Forge Pizza?” Don’t knock it until you try it… then, you’ll KNOW why Pizza n’ Pivo is the Champagne and Brie of NEPA… get your mind right, bud…


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