Voices from Russia

Saturday, 25 February 2017

25 February 2017. A Tale of Two Images… Why It Pays to Vet EVERYTHING


Here’s the original image… it’s all over the web…



Here’s the version circulating on the RuNet… it’s very popular there, too


I always vet my images, for I’ve found that often a viral image comes from a different source. That is, many viral images on the RuNet aren’t Russian in origin (as the above image illustrates). In most cases, there’s no intent to deceive or mislead, only a desire to share a striking or funny image. However, vetting is a good habit to get into… otherwise, you could believe the rot published in the NYT or WaPo or WSJ or Fox or CNN… when it’s mostly “fake news” pushing the oligarch POV. I always check American media stories against local media outlets; usually, it doesn’t pass the “smell test” (Rod Dreher and Sofiya Kishkovskaya are prime examples, from both ends of the ideological spectrum). Have a care… there are deceivers out there… most of them are “respectable”… they DO have an agenda (and they all have paymasters with definitely nefarious goals).


Sunday, 19 February 2017

19 February 2017. Five Reasons Why VVP Is One of the Foremost Statesmen in the World Today



I saw this on a Russian website. It explains why many people throughout the world think highly of VVP:

  • He kicks Yankee ass
  • He kicks Yankee ass but good
  • He kicks Yankee ass with regularity
  • He kicks Yankee ass where everyone can see him kick Yankee ass
  • He kicks Yankee ass and he makes us laugh and smile when he does it

That’s why Chilly Hilly hates him. He not only didn’t kiss her ass… he kicked her ass for the whole world to see, and that was the unpardonable sin. I agree with the above wholeheartedly… I’m glad that D O Rogozin is probably going to replace Vova. Dmitri Olegovich isn’t only smart and determined; he’s anti-American to the bone because of the Nasty Nineties. Trust me, Russia is on the upswing; America is trending downwards due to its coddling of the financial nabobs and greedster oligarchs. Russia has real wealth whereas the USA only has paper wealth… we all know what really counts in the crunch, don’t we?

America has no one of V V Putin’s calibre and none of the specious disparagement flung against him can change that fact.


19 February 2017. Orthodox Funnies… A Strange Thing Happened in Church Today…



Saturday, 18 February 2017

18 February 2017. From the Russian Web… You Said What?!?



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