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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Official Declaration of the Malorossiyan Federation (Full Text)

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Editor:

A friend was kind enough to send me the Russian text and I based this translation on that.

BMD

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Political Declaration

The project of a “Ukrainian” state formulated 150 years ago and embodied in different forms during the 20th century has reached its logical conclusion. This led to the country’s disintegration, a civil war, and the death of thousands of people, including elderly people, women, and children. Moreover, this process is irreversible. An attempt to turn the clock back would only result in a “Balkanisation” of the conflict, an expansion of the chaos, and an escalation in the civil war, which would lead to even more casualties. To stop the civil war and to avoid creating new victims, we, representatives from all over the former “Ukraine” assembled in Donetsk on 18 July 2017, discussed the current situation, and came to the following conclusions:

  • The “Ukrainian” state is a failed state incapable of granting its people a peaceful and prosperous present and future
  • The current authorities (including “President” Poroshenko and the Verkhovnaya Rada) in Kiev are illegitimate, as they were elected after the coup d’état against a backdrop of political terror and the absence of elections in the Crimea and Donbass
  • The “Ukrainian” state is on the brink of economic catastrophe and depopulation
  • An ultranationalist coup is brewing in Kiev, through which outright neo-Nazis would come to power instead of the present “Banderovtsy with a European face”
  • The coming neo-Nazi coup would bring a civil war of “all against all” and cause a disintegration of the “Ukrainian” state
  • The “Ukrainian” nationalist project (the Galician one) discredited itself by shedding innocent blood
  • The “Ukrainian” ideology is misanthropic, a mixture of xenophobia (Russophobic, anti-Semitic, and anti-Polish sentiments) and neo-Nazism (an ideology of national exclusivity and superiority)
  • History shows that the word “Ukraine” is forever associated with the names of Nazi accomplices such as Bandera and Shukhevich, it has links with the tragedies of Babi Yar, the Volyn Massacre, and Khatyn, and with contemporary tragedies such as the murders on the Maidan and at the Dom Profsoyuzov in Odessa and the present genocide against the Donbass people

Based on the above, we believe that the “Ukrainian” state in the form established after the collapse of the USSR is UNVIABLE. We, representatives from all over the former “Ukraine”, propose to re-establish state authority by establishing the state of MALOROSSIYA on the ruins of the former “Ukraine”. In this case, it’s of crucial importance to rename the country, since the “Ukraine” as a state is guilty of war crimes, mass terror, and genocide of its own people. In turn, renaming the country based on historical precedents would enable us to reunify those pieces of the former “Ukraine” that seemed to have parted ways forever, including those who fought in the civil war on different sides of the front line. We must turn this page of our people’s history, one flooded with the blood of our brothers and sisters.

Malorossiya is an INDEPENDENT and SOVEREIGN state with a new name, a new flag, a new constitution, a new state structure, new principles of social and economic development, and new historical perspectives. However, this is NOT A REVOLUTION! It’s only a return to the path of real history. This is a path of restoration, not destruction. In view of the economic plight of the country, the potential for chaos and disintegration, and the possibility of a “war of all against all”, we consider that it’d be necessary to declare a state of emergency for a transition period of up to three years. During this time, we’d complete agreement on a new Constitution and establish the rule of law.

Under such a state of emergency, we’d have to ban the activities of political parties and foreign agencies and increase penalties for criminal offences, especially against people. We’d have to step up the fight against corruption, as well as augment penalties for it. We must eliminate the shadow arms market, including registering weapons in accordance with new laws. In the same period, foreign specialists from Russia, Belarus, and the EU would carry out an investigation into the crimes committed by the current Kiev régime including the murders on the Maidan, the murders at the Odessa Dom Profsoyuzov on 2 May 2014, and the war crimes in Donbass during the so-called ATO. Besides this, the People’s Tribunal should charge the state authorities who led the country to disintegration and civil war… Yanukovich (with a request to Russia for his extradition), Poroshenko and his clique, Turchinov, Yatsenyuk, Kolomoisky, Paruby, Nalivaichenko, and others. We are sure that after we recover from the criminal neo-Nazi “Ukrainian” ideology, we’d be able to build a new society based on friendship and mutual assistance, not hatred and envy. The creative genius of our people would bring Malorossiya to the forefront of global civilisation so that it could play its proper role in history… a role rooted in Honour and Truth.

18 July 2017

DONi Donbass News Agency

https://dninews.com/article/official-declaration-malorossiyan-federation-full-text-07182017

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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

«Освобождение Польши: Цена Победы» (The Liberation of Poland: The Cost of Victory)

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The Minoborony Rossii published a unique collection of archival documents from 1944-45, declassified in 2017, on the topic of the liberation of Poland by the Red Army from German fascist occupation. The project «Освобождение Польши: Цена Победы» (Osvobozhdenie Polshi: Tsena Pobedy.  The Liberation of Poland: The Cost of Victory) is a compilation of unique historical documents from the Minoborony Rossii Central Archives on the liberation of occupied Poland by the Red Army during the VOV. They show the interaction between Soviet soldiers and commanders with the liberated Polish population. Amongst the declassified material are battle dispatches, memoranda, reports, references, orders, and telegrams… impartial evidence of the bloody fighting undertaken by the Red Army in the liberation of a fraternal republic, a true account of the occupiers’ relationship with the local population, and the attitude of the Poles to their liberators… the soldiers of the Red Army.

For the first time, users of this official Minoborony Rossii website will be able to consult material that documents the truth of the situation, how the Polish people and clergy greeted the Red Army, how the Polish people genuinely cared for the graves of Soviet soldiers who died in the liberation of Poland, and how they vowed to perpetuate the Red Army’s podvig* in monuments for future generations. Of special interest are memoranda and reports of the Red Army Political Department that record numerous cases of mass destruction, looting, and torture of Poles by the Nazis, along with the occupiers’ wanton barbaric destruction of towns and cultural heritage objects. The declassified evidence shows that the Red Army had to fight hard to liberate Poland, almost literally for every single square kilometre. The dry official figures give the story of the heavy losses suffered by the 1 Ukrainian Front in one month of the fighting to liberate Poland.

  • 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.

Click here for the official website «Освобождение Польши: Цена Победы» (in Russian, run a Google translation, if you must)

18 July 2017

Minoborony Rossii

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Monday, 17 July 2017

17 July 2017. The Famous Basso M O Reyzen Sings “Песня о Щорсе” (A Song About N A Shchors)

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N A Shchors was one of the heroes of the Civil War… he drove the White Poles and their Galician Uniate nationalist lickspittles out of Kiev. He was a feldsher (medical assistant) in the tsarist army, but he took special courses and become a combat officer. He led Red partisans in successful resistance against the Polish and Galician Uniate occupiers of Little Russia until a rival shot him during a battle.

People’s Artist of the USSR M O Reyzen was one of the most famous Russian bassos of the 20th century. Mark Osipovich was from Gorlovka Raion, in what’s now the DNR. That is, he wasn’t “Ukrainian”, as the area wasn’t handed to the Ukrainian SSR until 1924. He served in the First World War in the infantry, was wounded twice, and earned two George Crosses. As a singer, he earned three Stalin Prizes of the First Degree. He was active on stage until 1985… when he was 90-years-old!

It looks like neither N A Shchors or M O Reyzen are high on the Galician Uniate nationalist “hit parade”… that’s why we should honour both of their memories and respect their legacies… they live on in the DNR and LNR.

BMD

17 July 2017. An Observation on Working-Class Football Culture in Europe

“Ваше место тут” (“Your place is here”… idiomatically, “You belong here”)… the rowdy backers of FK Lokomotiv Moskva in the (in)famous South Stands at Lokomotiv Central Stadium

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You back a side because your dad does; all his mates do, as does the entire neighbourhood. You’ve seen the people going en masse to the matches! It’s neighbourhood and team pride all rolled up in one. If we’re talking REAL football… let’s not forget Fr Christos in Thessaloniki who shows up at all the matches. Some tight-arsed people complained… but the people put up a FB page Hands Off Our Father Christos! The bishop didn’t ban him from the pitch…

Some middle-class people look down their noses at this… but I’d remind them that people CHOOSE their pastimes and that backing this side or that one is a far less harmful occupation than some of the things indulged in by the scornful bourgeois. Indeed…

I do confide that their real problem with it is that it’s “common”…

BMD

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