Voices from Russia

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

1 March 2016. Church Publishes List of Those Killed in Vorkuta Mine Explosion So That Believers Will Pray for Them

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The Church has published a list of the dead in the Vorkuta mine explosion so that clergy and believers can pray for them. Maybe, can your parish serve Pannikhida for them this Sunday after Liturgy? Priests, can you mention these men at Proskomidi? We’re Christians… that’s what we should do!

BMD

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Miners:

Aleksandr Veniaminovich Adamov (1967)

Grigori Viktorovich Bekhter (1973)

Nikolai Vyacheslavovich Vangaev (1989)

Vladimir Alekseyevich Vasin (1981)

Valery Pavlovich Goroshko (1971)

Sergei Vasilyevich Grishin (1962)

Sergei Vladimirovich Ilyn (1963) 

Aleksandr Nikolaevich Kilyazov (1957)

Valery Viktorovich Larionov (1970)

Yuri Nikolaevich Malakhov (1970)

Konstantin Vladimirovich Momot (1974)

Vyacheslav Petrovich Mygyt (1977)

Vitaly Sergeyevich Nizhelsky (1987)

 Igor Germanovich Povyshyov (1966)

 Andrei Vladimirovich Poduvaltsyov (1969)

Andrei Sergeyevich Poznyakov (1991)

Vasili Yevgenevich Polzunov (1969)

Pavel Viktorovich Popov (1989)

Aleksandr Sergeyevich Skvirsky (1988)

Vladimir Vasilyevich Sumry (1978)

Tila Roman Rimutisa (1982)

Vyacheslav Nikolaevich Tryasukho (1967)

Vladimir Anatolyevich Fedorov (1978)

Vladislav Vasilyevich Furmanov (1974) 

Pyotr Petrovich Chelnikov (1976)

Sergei Nikolaevich Shishkin (1984)

 Sergei Vasilyevich Shcherbinin (1965)

Bogdan Aleksandrovich Goncharenko (1988)

Vitaly Vasilyevich Lavrov (1974)

Vitaly Nikolaevich Yakovenko (1971)

Maksim Vladimirovich Khokhonov (1985)

MChS First Responders:

Pavel Igorevich Shakirov (1971)

Aleksandr Alekseyevich Belokobylsky (1961)

Vladimir Aleksandrovich Petrov (1972)

Sergei Grigoryevich Smychenko (1972)

Yevgeni Igorevich Tsurkov (1977)

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Bow before the profound mystery of death… they all had faces, they all had names, they all had someone to weep for them. Forget them not…

One last thing… the Russian government cancelled the debts of the miners’ families… something that no neoliberal (Republican/Chilly Hilly) pig would do. Do note that the neoliberals bid us to hate Russia… I wonder if part of it is that Americans would want their leadership to be as compassionate as the Russian leadership can be. V V Putin personally led the effort to help the families after the Raspadskaya Mine explosion in the Kuzbass some years back. One can see his hand in this as well. One can see where the REAL Christians are (and they’re not at Wheaton or Liberty U, trust me)…

BMD

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1 March 2016. Translated Russian Demot… Honour Those Who Gave Their Lives

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There was a mine explosion in Vorkuta, in the Russian Far North… as a matter of course, MChS first responders were on the scene. In this case, some of the “brothers” gave their lives for the sake of others. Whenever a first responder goes on a call, they never know if they’re coming back… literally. These people put their lives on the line for those that they don’t even know. In 2010, Colonel Yevgeni Nikolaevich Chernyshov, the head of the Moscow Fire Brigade, went out on call with his men… he didn’t need to, but he did… it was his Last Call. Patriarch Kirill himself served Pannikhida and Colonel Chernyshov received a formal state funeral, as was fitting. I wrote the following then, and it still rings true today:

There’s nothing to say, and Yevgeni Nikolaevich wouldn’t have wished a fulsome eulogy. He did his duty to the utmost and to the end. May we all do as well and end as well. There are people who embody heroism and self-sacrifice; you need only look hard enough. The grinning bastards haven’t taken over yet…

Vechnaya pamyat, rab bozhii Yevgeni… the world is poorer for your passing.

I stand by that. Honour those who truly stand up and show character… as for the grinning pundits, jumped-up fraud “clergy”, the piggish Affluent Effluent, self-appointed experts, and internet gurus… the less said the better. Here are our heroes (left to right in the image):

A A Belokobylsky

S G Smychenko

V A Petrov

P I Shakirov

Ye I Tsurkov

The world is a better place for people like this. If we were to lack such, our civilisation would fall, as there’d be no worthy ones amongst us. Do ponder that…

BMD

1 March 2016. Now, For Something “Good” About the Orthosphere

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The Oriental and Eastern Orthodox form a coherent sociocultural whole… we may not be in communion, but our ethos and civilisation are the same, despite outward dissimilarities. That’s the Orthosphere… a world outside of the corrupt and degenerate West. Love those drum-beating dabteras… it’s utterly traditional and not modernist at all…

BMD

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