Voices from Russia

Friday, 4 December 2015

A Colloquy in Amvrosievka

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Today, in Amvrosievka, I saw an elderly man at the dedication of a memorial of the fallen defenders of the fatherland, both known and unknown. He stood motionless near the grave in which they buried the remains of VOV soldiers. He held a flag in his bare hands despite the cold. I asked him, “Aren’t you cold?” He looked at me and smiled, “It was colder than this back then, all the time, it sure was”…

3 December 2015

Alena Kochkina



Sing Troprari and Kondaki with Fr Aleksandr and Nikita!

04e Sunday of Orthodoxy Cuba


Entrance of the Birthgiver of God into the Temple


Annunciation to the Birthgiver of God





4 December 2015. Give a Gift of Joy for Christmas… Season’s Greetings from the MP Department of Church Charity and Social Services

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I combined two separate demots… they shared the central image in common… one had the upper words only, the other only had the lower words. I did my best to match the English typefaces with the Cyrillic ones.

Do something charitable this holiday season… we’re Christians, that’s what we do…


4 December 2015. Power to the MAKERS… NOTHING to the Takers

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I remember Wet Willy Romney’s comments about “takers” and “makers”. Do you? Well… the CREATORS of wealth have their fair share of the fruits of their labour stolen by the Crapitalist Investor Class. The workers are the MAKERS… the dronish investors and “owners” are the TAKERS. However, the most putrid people aren’t the One Percent themselves… the worst are nihilistic pundits such as Rod Dreher and Sean Hannity. They’re mercenaries with no fixed beliefs whatsoever… except for “I’ve got mine… the hell with you”. Bear that in mind as Sir Roddy bids you to feel sorry for him due to his sister’s tragic death (I find his misuse of her suffering noxious and horrid in the extreme).



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