Voices from Russia

Monday, 2 November 2015

2 November 2015. A Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words… Rusins are NOT Ukrainians… Not Then, Not Now, Not Ever

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Carpatho-Russians (or Rusins) are NOT “Ukrainians”. In any case, “Ukrainian” is a made-up artifical construct dreamt up by the likes of Grushevsky, Bandera, and Melnik. Rusins, on the other hand are a real people (as are Galicians, Little Russians, Tatars, and Great Russians). Keep it straight…

BMD

2 November 2015. A Word on Bad Apples in the Chain of Command

Filed under: personal reflections — 01varvara @ 00.00
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It needn’t be the manager… it could be a crank foreman/team leader or a dodgy higher manager (or both… which can cancel out a first-level manager’s efforts). Such offices have excessive turnover in staff, low morale, and lower-than-expected work quality. I know this from personal experience over the years… just sayin’…

BMD

2 November 2015. No Words Necessary Department…

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In a Greek country town, the fascist occupiers and their local collaborators set up a stage. They gathered the people and promised them all sorts of material incentives to help search for Jews. Many appeared to be moved by this and seemed ready to help the fascists. The local pappas came on the scene, walking through the crowd, looking at everyone. When he got in front of them, he simply said:

Our Lord Christ lived and died a Jew.

Nothing more. He left with composure and dignity, not in a hurry at all. The crowd dispersed.

That is the Churchly attitude to anti-Semitism. Oppose it wherever you find it. It’s most common in the ROCOR (and other Russian Orthodox bodies, too), most often found amongst “conservatives” (both White Guard and American varieties). Have a care… anti-Semitism can rot out your Orthodoxy from the inside out. Like all hate, there’s nothing positive about it. Be on your guard… the times are evil…

BMD

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