Voices from Russia

Sunday, 20 November 2016

20 November 2016. A Photo Essay: Russia Remembered and Marked 7 November…

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On 7 November, a re-enactment of the 7 November 1941 October Revolution parade took place in Moscow. For all intents and purposes, it celebrated the USSR and its victory over the fascists in the VOV. Most working-class Russians are for a return to the USSR and its values… at the same time, many are practising Orthodox Christians. The Church seems to prefer honest Soviet values over corrupt Western “values”; the commies have dropped all opposition to religious faith and practise. The atheists in Russia are the Westward-leaning bourgeois… the believers are socialist workers.

Fancy that. The Church and Party are on the same page… the Westernisers and irreligion are on the same page. I can see why people want the USSR back… they’re tired of the corrupt non-values of the West and its Russian lapdogs. If I were in Russia, I’d vote for the KPRF gladly. Reflect on this… the commies are the faction closest to the Church… what does that tell you about the rebels in the diaspora who want to ally the Church with godless anti-Church rightwing forces? I’d advise to think well on that…

BMD

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Peacemaker: How the Soviet Tsar Bomba Helped Prevent Nuclear War

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Fifty-five years ago, the USSR detonated a 50-megaton bomb over an uninhabited island north of the Arctic Circle. The most powerful thermonuclear weapon ever built by man, aptly called the Tsar Bomba, gave the USSR nuclear parity with the USA.

The Super Bomb was a Necessity

The “thaw” in Soviet-US relations resulting from, amongst other things, Nikita Khrushchyov’s visit to the USA in autumn 1959 ended on 1 May 1960, when the Soviets shot down a US U-2 spy plane flown by CIA pilot Francis Gary Powers in their airspace as it performed photographic aerial reconnaissance of the Baikonur cosmodrome and a number of Soviet military and nuclear facilities. Powers parachuted safely, the Soviets captured him, and he admitted the military nature of his mission. As a result, Khrushchyov cancelled the scheduled opening of an east-west summit in Paris. The incident prompted a marked deterioration of US-Soviet relations, especially after US-backed Cuban emigrants bungled an attempt to invade Cuba in April 1961. The Moscow-proposed moratorium on nuclear tests by the USSR, the USA, and the UK, in effect since 1958, left the USSR lagging far behind the USA in the size of its nuclear arsenal. By 1960, the Americans used the moratorium to bring the number of their nuclear and thermonuclear warheads to 18,600 from 7,500 in 1958. In July 1961, Khrushchyov decided that he had enough of the moratorium and decided to start work on super-powerful thermonuclear weapons to restore nuclear parity with the USA. He also announced the need to build a 100-megaton thermonuclear bomb as a means of forcing the Americans to wake up to reality.

The Tsar Bomba

A four-man development team of nuclear physicists… Viktor Adamsky, Yuri Babaev, Yuri Smirnov, and Yuri Trutnev… had the responsibility to design and build a three-stage thermonuclear device in just 15 weeks. Officially designated the AN602 thermonuclear bomb, the Tsar Bomba used the common three-stage Teller-Ulam design. The primary fission reaction compressed a secondary mixed fission/fusion fuel layer, which in turn compressed a large tertiary thermonuclear payload, essentially stringing a pair of hydrogen fission reactions together to generate enough energy to activate fusion in a uranium payload.

Record-Breaking Blast

At 09.00 on 30 October 1961, a specially modified Tu-95 strategic bomber took off; it carried the Tsar Bomba and a Tu-16A flying laboratory accompanied it. They headed for a testing range on the Novaya Zemlya archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. At 27 tonnes, the Tsar Bomba weighed nearly as much as the Tu-95 that carried it; it was so big that groundcrew had to cut off the bomb-bay doors to fit it in. At 11.30, the crew released the device from 10,500 metres, using a parachute to retard its fall so that the bomber and its companion craft had sufficient time… 188 seconds… to leave the area. The bomb went off at an altitude of 4,200 metres. The calculated power of the unprecedented explosion was 51.5 megatons. In reality, its power was between 57 and 58.6 megatons. The fireball from the explosion was 4.6 kilometres across; it was visible 1,000 kilometres away, despite dense clouds. The mushroom cloud rose up to almost 70 kilometres and had a diameter of 95 kilometres. For about an hour after the explosion, people observed radio signal distortions hundreds of kilometres from the epicentre due to ionisation of the atmosphere. The shockwave circled the planet three times. On Dikson Island, some 800 kilometres from the range, the shockwave shattered windows, bringing the sound of cannonade with it.

Aftermath

Even though the Tsar Bomba wasn’t an active service weapon, its creation confirmed the USSR’s ability to have as many megatons of nuclear might as it desired. With this realisation in mind, the USA stopped their nuclear buildup. On 5 August 1963, the USSR, the USA, and the UK signed a treaty banning nuclear tests in the atmosphere, outer space, and underwater. Thus, the test of the Tsar Bomba played a crucial role in achieving nuclear parity between the USSR and the USA. This prevented nuclear war.

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Sputnik International

https://sputniknews.com/russia/201610301046887680-ussr-bomb-history/

Saturday, 22 October 2016

22 October 2016. Russians are Ready for War… Watch This Vid and See the Truth… Realise that Clinton, Trump, and Johnson are Liars

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This was from a concert on the eve of Victory Day this year (8 May 2016). Look at the audience… look at the actors… look at the chorus. Not a single one is making phony gestures or employing empty posturing. There’s a grim determination to face come what may… a sadness that it’s come to that… and a hatred of the Anglo oligarch filth who provoked it. God willing, we’ll avoid war… the Russian people and Russian state don’t want it. However, American “conservatives” are inherently and objectively evil. Their ideology is satanic, twisted, and theomachistic. “Greed is good… money makes the world go round… America is exceptional and can do whatever it pleases”. The worst are the so-called “Christians”… their “religion” has no resemblance to any real lived faith, either past or present (I speak as a Christian believer). The inanity and insanity of what passes for political discourse in the USA floors me. There’s no way that the USA could defeat either China or Russia separately… let alone as united allies, as they are now. A vote for Clinton, Trump, or Johnson is a vote for war… all of their advisors are pro-war (no matter what the candidate may say). A vote for Stein is a vote for peace. America needs peace… Russia and China want peace… the American people crave peace… the Anglo Establishment wants war. Do the maths… vote accordingly.

BMD

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

4 October 2016. Hitler is a Needed Comparison, At Times… This is One of Them

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Hitler wasn’t crazy… he wasn’t insane. That’s why his career is a warning for the ages. If you allow racialist rhetoric to flourish, it inevitably leads to unbridled evil and to blatant murder. It started with a boycott… then, the Nürnberg laws… the ghettos came next… only after a long time in the boiling water, did extermination camps arise. The Germans who staffed the camps were normal people… mesmerised by a charismatic leader. For the most part, they weren’t criminals, they weren’t perverts, and they weren’t deluded. They were just ordinary workaday sorts, with no impulses to mayhem and violence. Yet, they murdered on cue… they committed all sorts of evil with no compunction or remorse. Think on that… it applies to more than one candidate this year, not just Trump the Chump. Indeed, the people who resemble Hitler’s followers the most are those who back Chilly Hilly. They don’t want to hear about any of the verifiable facts about their idol. They don’t care that Hilly wants perpetual war in foreign parts. They don’t care that Hilly’s enemies tend to die at “convenient” times. They don’t care that Hilly wants to suck up to the powers-that-be MORE than Trump and Johnson do… that’s saying a lot, as Trump and Johnson are both lapdogs of the oligarch plutocracy.

Chilly Hilly is for the rich all the way… she’s not of them, as she wasn’t born into the oligarchy. In a perverse way, Hilly is an “outsider”… she’s always wanted to be part of the oligarch set, but they’ve never accepted her or Bill. The Clintons live in Chappaqua as that’s a well-known parvenu suburb… they wanted to live in toney Tarrytown or Sleepy Hollow, but the resident oligarchs didn’t want them there. The Clintons weren’t allowed in as members in any of the élite “Episcopalian” country clubs (they had to join one of the lesser-cachet “Jewish” clubs). Even though the Old Money set hates her and spurns her, Hilly’s dream is to be finally part of the Horsey Set… she’ll do anything to get that. She’ll do ANYTHING to get that. Do recall that one of her main assistants is James Carville… he did say, “Elections are about fucking your enemies. Winning is about fucking your friends”. That gives you the ethos of Chilly Hilly and her set. They care for nothing but winning and enrichment for themselves and their cronies and underlings. The rest of us can eat shit and die.

There’s not much difference between Scary Gary, Trump the Chump, and Chilly Hilly… the first two are simply a little less evil than Chilly is. You know what to do… vote for Dr Jill. You CAN vote for objective good. History WILL judge…

BMD

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