Voices from Russia

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Russophobia is Like AIDS: Once Infected… You’re Always a Mark

00 Vitaly Podvitsky. Russophobia. 2015


Vitaly Podvitsky



When it comes to Russia, people tend to talk about Russians as “this unfortunate people that have no clue what freedom is”. To that, I answer, “How do you know? Have you lived in Russia? For example, unlike our Belgium, they have an opposition there. We don’t have one at all”. It’s true, in Belgium there’s no opposition. There are parties that weren’t part of the Government at the last election, and they sometimes criticise those who are in power. However, it isn’t an opposition in the proper sense. Nevertheless, as a rule, Belgians are simply unable to understand what I’m talking about. Western propaganda is so pervasive that most Belgians now view Russia as a belligerent country with a fascist dictatorship. Discussion with people is useless; you’re talking to a wall.

Every war has two phases… firstly, there’s a preparatory phase, with programmes, news, various kinds of propaganda, and lies on TV; then, comes the second stage… the war itself. Everything that I watch now shows that the preparatory phase has already begun. All of this follows a set scenario. Firstly, the rhetoric in the articles on the country of the supposed “enemy” changes… suddenly, this country doesn’t have a real government; its leader is no longer a President, but a “dictator”. Therefore, gradually, an image of an “enemy” emerges. However, when Belgians started to agree with the Russians, the media removed any mention of Russia.

Propaganda always portrays the leader of the putative “enemy” as an evil dictator; they tell us, “The people of this country suffer, and we now can help by toppling this dictator from power”. That’s how it was in the First World War and Second World War; all countries do that before they attack. They did that way back when, too. Let’s remember how we talked about dictatorial régimes and violence of Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi before the attacks on Iraq and Libya. By the way, these leaders also received the same treatment, first, they had their assets abroad frozen, and there was a publication of what they held. These are all signs of the first phase. Russia, of course, is a bit different. Let’s not forget, Russia has a strong army, which can smash Europe to bits without the use of nuclear weapons, everybody knows this, so we’re all perfectly aware of the consequences of a possible armed conflict with Russia. Therefore, everybody’s very careful and prudent with Russia.

Recently, the USA incessantly criticised Europe for miserly contributions to the NATO budget; they accused Europeans of cutting corners on the military budget because of financial problems caused by the economic crisis. However, the USA can’t fight alone; they need puppet-allies. During all the 25 years after the collapse of the USSR, NATO never gave up its ideas of attacking Russia. However, they had no pretext. Now, due to the chaos in the Ukraine, a pretext appeared, so, they’re actively developing plans. People of the older generation, bred on propaganda against the USSR have already accepted the idea of the inevitability of conflict with Russia. I know what they say; I grew up at a time when they told us constantly in school, “If the Russians come here, they’ll stick you in the Gulag”. The cry, “The Russians are coming!” is again relevant. When our Minister for Defence announced that 1,000 Belgian soldiers would go to the Baltic States in case of a Russian attack and that we need to increase NATO military budget expenditures, no one in the country raised any eyebrows. Russophobia is like AIDS…once infected, you’re always a mark. The only thing that prevents America from dominating the world is Russia. Therefore, don’t build illusions about a possible friendship in the future. I wish you fortitude and courage.

1 July 2015

Chris Roman

Masterskaya Karikatury



I’d like to remind my Orthodox readers that Victor Potapov grew grey in the service of the CIA as an unapologetic and mendacious purveyor of black propaganda via Radio Liberty, the CIA’s dezinformatsiya outlet to the Motherland. He’s never repented of his treason to Holy Rus and to the Holy Church. Think on this… that makes him one of the WORST Sergianists ever. Remember what a Sergianist is… a cleric who kisses the ass of the powers-that-be for personal enrichment, and who distorts the teaching of the Church to do so. Potapov is (or was) a responsible official in the CIA-front Radio Liberty (all know this, it’s no secret), he held a US official passport, he has an income well in excess of the median, and he tries unremittingly to link the Church with dubious Far Right groups, figures, and publications. That’s Sergianism, kids… funny, those who blubber the most about “Chekists in riassas” are Chekists in riassas themselves! Ponder that, if you will…


Friday, 26 June 2015

26 June 2015. A Russian Demot… YES… Vova IS that Popular

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The irresponsible statements of John McCain, Ted Cruz, Chilly Hilly, and Joe Biden have only woke up the Russian people! They’re sounding the alarm like 1612 all over again… do remember how that ended…


Monday, 22 June 2015

Several Thousand Rally in Athens Against Austerity

00 a rowdy greek monk at anti-austerity protest. 220615

Rowdy Greek Orthodox monk rabble-rousin’ in front of the Hellenic Parliament Building… what the IMF and the neoliberal “conservatives” want is objectively evil… so, like St Antony the Great, the monks are coming forward to lend their voices to the opposition to the crapitalist bloodsuckers


00 Patriarch kirill. Alexis Tsipras. moscow 02. 10.04.15

Tsipras gets on well with Church figures… here he is with HH… those who say otherwise are lying CIA dogs like Radio Liberty and the New York Times…they lie to get people to support rightwing pro-oligarch fantasies


00 Greece. Athens. anti-austerity. 180615

Mellow Greek Orthodox priest taking part in anti-austerity protest in front of the Hellenic Parliament building


00 Tsipras. Greece. St Petersburg. 210615

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras speaks with Greek expatriates near the statue of Graf Ioannis Antonios Kapodistrias, the Russian-born founder of the modern Greek state, in St Petersburg


On Sunday, thousands of people rallied in front of the Hellenic Parliament in Athens, urging Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to resist pressure from international creditors to accept more austerity in exchange for unlocking billions of Euros in bailout funds. The demonstration by supporters of Tsipras’s ruling SYRIZA party and others opposed to the Euro was the second anti-Euro rally in a week in central Athens and came a day before a vital summit meeting in Brussels to try to break a deadlock that left Greece on the brink of default. Singing, waving Greek flags and banners with slogans such as “No to the Euro”, “The People won’t be blackmailed”, and “The country’s not for sale”, several thousand people filled the street in front of parliament. 65-year-old former teacher Yiota Kananakari said, “They want to humiliate us, why else do they insist on all these measures? We won’t tolerate it anymore”. With speculation over Greece’s future in the Euro intensifying, a counter-rally urging the country to remain in the single currency occurred last week, with another scheduled for Monday.

Like earlier anti-austerity and pro-euro rallies over the past week, Sunday’s demonstration was far smaller than the mass protests of tens of thousands that filled Syntagma Square in central Athens at other points during the crisis. Opinion polls show broad support for Greece remaining in the Euro, but there’s also been deep resentment at the cuts to pensions and wages imposed on Greece during years of recession that left an unemployment rate of more than 25 percent. 65-year-old pensioner Fotis Mavroudis said, “The people said no to the measures and the lenders must understand this, they must listen to us. How can someone get by on 400 Euros (24,370 Roubles. 2,817 Renminbi. 28,820 INR. 454 USD. 559 CAD. 587 AUD. 287 UK Pounds) a month, with all these taxes, with all the bills we have to pay?”

After a weekend spent with close aides working out Greece’s proposals to lenders, Tsipras is due to meet the heads of the European Commission, the European Central Bank, and International Monetary Fund, the main creditors, before a broader meeting of Eurozone leaders on Monday. Officials say that he’s ready to make concessions in some areas but resisted cuts to pensions that lenders demanded to shore up Greece’s battered public finances. Greece needs a deal to unlock bailout funds frozen during months of wrangling before a 30 June deadline when a 1.6 billion Euro (97.48 billion Roubles. 11.27 billion Renminbi. 115.17 billion INR. 1.82 billion USD. 2.24 billion CAD. 2.35 billion AUD. 1.15 billion UK Pounds) payment to the IMF falls due. If it fails to meet that payment, it risks losing ECB support that its banking system relies on to continue operating. However, even before the 30 June deadline falls due, the stability of the banking system could face pressure unless a deal is reached with withdrawals reaching more than 1 billion Euros (61 billion Roubles. 7.05 billion Renminbi. 72 billion INR. 1.14 billion USD. 1.4 billion CAD. 1.47 billion AUD. 717 million UK Pounds) a day by the end of last week.

21 June 2015



22 June 2015. A Translated Russian Demot… No More Chickenshit Threats!

00 Rusian bear and American Rooster. 220615


I somehow think that the Rodina is less than impressed with all the Anglo chest-beating and huffin’ and puffin’… signifying nuthin’!

No American force will win in Russia. If the Anglos are stupid enough to try anything, they’d leave their rotting putrid bodies on the steppe… only the latest in a long line that tried to overcome Holy Rus…


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