Voices from Russia

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Mayor Sobyanin Thinks that the State Should Restore Churches Destroyed or Damaged Due to Its Actions

Ilya Glazunov. The Desecration of the Church at Easter. 1999

The Desecration of the Church at Easter

Ilya Glazunov



On Saturday, Moscow Mayor S S Sobyanin said on the documentary Тайна спасения (Taina spaseniya: The Mystery of Salvation), broadcast on TVTs on Patriarch Kirill’s birthday:

The state has to aid the Church in reconstructing what it destroyed, for the destruction took place because of its direct actions. The construction project covering 200 new churches in Moscow is local, but the work of restoring existing church buildings and reconstructing destroyed buildings is much more important. This involves dozens of church buildings, which are the adornment of Moscow, they’re its historical memory. The project for such restoration and rebuilding is quite difficult and quite expensive, but the city will help the Church to the best of its ability, to the last rouble.

19 November 2016



26 November 2016. A Thought from HH…



When one sees what’s happening at Standing Rock, it’s clear that the oligarchs and their political puppets have no solidarity with the Native peoples protesting the pipeline. Indeed, the passion of sinful greed motivates the pipeline builders, it fills them with the desire to run roughshod over all those who stand in the way of their amassing more filthy lucre. Look at how they treat their fellow human beings! Their brutality and cruelty are on display for all to see… to think that many of those wielding the club in the name of Almighty Mammon fancy themselves Christians. HH is correct… you can see why he prefers the company of Comrades Zyuganov and Castro to the diseased and perverted company of the Republican Party and its oligarch puppeteers. Yes… your political outlook does affect your eternal destiny… do think on that, for that is what HH is pointing up here.


Vladimir Putin: “His Memory Will Forever Remain Within the Hearts of Russian Citizens”



I express to you and to all the Cuban people our deepest condolences over the death of the revolutionary leader, your brother Fidel Castro. The name of this outstanding statesman is a symbol of an entire era in the modern history of the world. He and his colleagues built a free and independent Cuba; it became an influential member of the international community, serving as an inspiring example for many countries and peoples. This strong and wise man always looked to the future with confidence. He personified the high ideals of a politician, citizen, and patriot, sincerely believing in the righteousness of what he did, and to which he devoted his entire life. His memory will forever remain within the hearts of Russian citizens. I wish Castro’s family bravery and firmness in the face of this grievous loss.

V V Putin

President of the Russian Federation

26 November 2016

Sputnik International


Moscow and Havana to Remain Strategic Partners Despite Death of Fidel Castro



Russia and Cuba were strategic partners historically, they were such during Fidel Castro’s rule, and we’ll maintain this after his death. Castro’s death marked the end of an epoch. President Raúl Castro continued his brother’s policies, including those involving the relationship with Moscow.

Vadim Tyulpanov

Chairman of the RF Federation Council Committee on the House Rules and Parliamentary Performance Management

26 November 2016

Sputnik International


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