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Thursday, 3 December 2015

Lavrov Called for End of Economic Blockade against Novorossiya at OSCE Confab

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Minister of Foreign Affairs S V Lavrov, speaking at a meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Belgrade, called for an immediate end to the economic blockade of the Donbass:

The most-pressing priority facing us is the immediate lifting of the economic blockade of the Donbass, which is totally unjustified. We remain convinced that the prospects for a peaceful resolution of the Ukrainian conflict are real… no one contests this. To implement this, we must scrupulously carry through all aspects of the Minsk accords through direct dialogue, to ensure that the Ukrainian side doesn’t shirk its obligations nor assign blame to others, nor issue militant rhetoric to provoke a breach of the ceasefire. Our collective effort through the Normandy Quartet contact group and the OSCE mission special monitoring mission in the Ukraine should aim at settling the Ukrainian issue.

3 December 2015




3 December: Day of the Unknown Soldier in Russia

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Since 2014, 3 December marks the Day of the Unknown Soldier… in memory of Russian and Soviet soldiers who died fighting in our homeland or in foreign parts. In October 2014, the RF Gosduma passed a law establishing the holiday and President of the Russian Federation V V Putin signed the corresponding decree on 5 November 2014. The holiday is “justified by the need to perpetuate the memory of the valour and the immortal podvigs* of Russian and Soviet soldiers killed at home or abroad, whose name remains unknown”, as an aid to strengthen patriotic consciousness. The lawmakers chose 3 December as the date because the solemn reburial of the remains of the Unknown Soldier in the Aleksandrovsky Sad by the Kremlin Wall (to mark the 25th anniversary of the defeat of the fascist aggressors near Moscow) occurred on 3 December 1966. However, as noted the law noted, the Day of the Unknown Soldier isn’t just a day of remembrance for those killed in the Great Patriotic War, but it commemorates all those killed and missing during all our wars and armed conflicts. This is a tribute to all those who died at the front, to the memory of every soldier, who defended our motherland, but whose graves are unknown, even to their relatives and descendants. Nevertheless, all of them… all heroes of our country… live in our collective memory, so it’s important to cherish and to pass on from generation to generation this memory. The famous line “No one is forgotten, nothing is forgotten” is the symbol of this day.

  • Podvig: Should NEVER be “Englished”… one of the most powerful words in the Russian language. There are literally no English equivalents strong enough. Podvig has overtones of “epic”, “heroic”, “bravery”, “self-sacrifice”, “victory”, “effort”, and “triumph”. It’s best to leave it as is, and admit that English lacks the necessary material to give meaning to this word.




Good Sense on Bernie from the Commies

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Overall, there’ve been two distinct trends of response by the political left to [Bernie Sanders]… cautious embrace and open hostility. The dividing line seems to put all the usual suspects on their respective sides, with Communists using the campaign as another opportunity for anti-monopoly coalition-building with soft-socialist groups like the DSA (Sanders’s most closely associated “socialist” organization) tagging along, while ultra-left microparties stand on the sidelines denouncing the CPUSA for its revisionism and liberalism in staining its hands with the filth of bourgeois politics. All of this was very predictable.

2 December 2015

Communist Party of Texas


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Kiev Uses Images from Volga Famine of the 1920s to Lie About the So-Called “Golodomor”

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Miroslav Rudenko, DNR Peoples Soviet Deputy (Head of the Committee on Education, Science, and Culture; Free Donbass faction), told us:

The Kiev authorities carry out direct and open falsification of the so-called Golodomor in the Ukraine by using photos of the famine in the Volga region of the 1920s. In particular, the SBU used pictures of starving people in the Volga region at an exhibition dedicated to the so-called Golodomor of the 1930s. Although historians “exposed” Ukrainian lies [on the Golodomor] more than once, Kiev refuses to respond. This distortion of the truth is for political purposes. They do it to accuse Russia of “genocide” against the Ukrainian people. Kiev needs to magnify this “tragedy”, so they add zeros to the data on the victims of the famine in the Ukraine.

The famine of 1932-33, which Ukrainian nationalists call the so-called “Golodomor”, occurred in the North Caucasus, the Volga region, the Southern Urals, Western Siberia, Kazakhstan, and Belarus, as well as in the Ukraine. Ukrainian apologists claim that the Soviet government directly ordered these deaths. Rudenko said that the charge of genocide against Russia has become a hackneyed item [amongst Ukrainian nationalists], but he believes that it’s clear that the Soviet government purposefully killed no one.

27 November 2015

DAN Donetsk News Agency


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