Voices from Russia

Thursday, 1 March 2018

1 March 2018. They All Had Faces… They All Had Names… No Hero is EVER Forgotten


Mikhail Fomin and Aleksandr Draevsky were Moscow firemen. Today, at a fire in Moscow, they rescued four people but died themselves. The fire at a house on Bulvar Matrosa Zhelenyaka took place at night. Someone called the Fire Brigade. Mikhail and Aleksandr brought everyone in the affected unit out safely, an adult and three children. However, as they exited the building, a fireball burst out, killing both firemen instantly.

May these heroes receive the Kingdom of Heaven.

29 February 2018

Losinka Pravoslavnaya



Putin on New US Nuclear Stance: Russia Would Use Nukes If Attacked


The new US nuclear posture allows a nuclear strike in response to a conventional attack. President Putin said that if anyone attacked Russia with nuclear weapons, Russia wouldn’t hesitate to respond in kind. The warning came during a State of the Nation address delivered on Thursday, in which he presented a number of new advanced strategic weapon systems that he said would render all anti-missile capabilities that the USA currently has powerless. Putin also mentioned the new American nuclear posture, which relaxed some rules on when the USA is prepared to use nuclear weapons:

We’re greatly concerned by some parts of the new nuclear posture, which reduces the benchmark for the use of nuclear weapons. Whatever soothing words one may try to use behind closed doors, we can read what they wrote. It says that they can use these weapons in response to a conventional attack or even a cyber-threat. Our nuclear doctrine says that Russia reserves the right to use nuclear weapons only in response to a nuclear attack or an attack with other weapons of mass destruction against her or her allies or a conventional attack against us that threatens the very existence of the state. It’s my duty to state that we’ll treat any use of nuclear weapons against Russia or its allies, be it small-scale, medium-scale, or any other scale, as a nuclear attack on our country. Our response would be instantaneous and with all relevant consequences.

1 March 2018



1 March 2018. Cat’s Back… Had to Break In a Replacement Machine


Our old machine gave up the ghost. We pulled out a spare machine, which Nicky had spilled coffee all over a year ago (it’s got about 50 percent more storage than the other one and it’s twice as fast due to more RAM). Now, it’s all dry and fine. However… the machine wanted to load every update that Microsoft issued since last year… including the major feature update that revamped the whole Windows 10 platform. Therefore, I’ve been babysitting the process. Now, we’re done and the cat’s back and as feisty as ever. Be good, kids… stay strong and focused, for the times aren’t good.


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