Voices from Russia

Sunday, 12 November 2017

12 November 2017. 196th Anniversary of the Birth of F M Dostoyevsky

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Sunday, 5 November 2017

5 November 2017. “Hedgehog in the Fog”: The Best Multifilm Ever Made

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Many animators consider Ёжик в тумане (Hedgehog in the Fog) one of the best-made multifilms ever. The plot is simple… a little hedgehog is on his way to visit his friend the bear cub. The two would meet every night to drink tea from the cub’s samovar. As they drank their tea, the hedgehog and the bear would chat and count the stars together. The 10-minute film is about Hedgehog’s misadventures on one of his trips to visit the Bear Cub. This is one of the most-loved Sov-era multifilms, and people still view it today.

As for the quote from the film, I’ll simply say that the only kind of friendship that I extend is the real kind. I don’t deal in alliances or temporary setups. If I extend friendship to you, trust me, you can expect me to treat your confidences as sacred. Have people betrayed me, with people that I thought friends being otherwise? Certainly… that’s why I only offer real friendship. I don’t offer it lightly. Most people aren’t worth it. The most-untrustworthy lot are clergy… I’ve never met so many phonies and poseurs in my life as I have amongst this cohort. That’s why I find honest clergy a real find. To say that such are rare finds is an understatement…

BMD

Sunday, 22 October 2017

22 October 2017. A Point to Ponder From Bertolt Brecht

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Saturday, 30 September 2017

30 September 2017. Some of My Favourite Things… I D Kobzon Sings Hava Nagila

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I D Kobzon, one of Russia’s most-loved singers, just turned 80! They had a big bash for him in Moscow… this is from his birthday concert. Iosif Davydovich is still going strong! He’s a Gosduma Deputy; he still performs regularly. Therefore, all the American hot air about Russian anti-Semitism is pure bullshit and lies. He’s on the American sanctions list because he’s a Donetsk homeboy and he supports the Donbass Orthodox socialist patriots in their fight against the American-led Uniate nationalist aggressors. I should also add that Iosif Davydovich holds the Order of Glory and Honour, the second-highest award of the Patriarchate of Moscow and all the Russias

Orthodox people… reflect on this… note that rightwingers like Victor Potapov and most of the Amerikantsy converts support the Uniate/schismo aggressors to please their neoliberal American masters. They support the murder of our Orthodox children in the Donbass by the Americans’ Uniate attack dogs (but they’re PRO-LIFE, dontcha know)… yet, they holler about communists being “murderers”. I call them hypocrites, liars, and frauds. I’m not alone in that…

Remember that Comrade Zyuganov isn’t only a believer… he’s a close personal friend of Patriarch Kirill… they don’t tell you that on the convert-run website Russian Faith, do they? It tells you much about their veracity and reliability…

BMD

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