Voices from Russia

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Two Donetsk Musicians to Appear at Carnegie Hall


Two musicians of the Donetsk State Academic Philharmonic won an international competition in Kazan and received invitations to perform in New York in the USA. The Philharmonic’s media office reported:

Artists of the Donetsk State Academic Philharmonic Viktoriya Goncharova (piano) and Vladimir Vaskovsky (trumpet) received invitations to perform at one of the most legendary concert halls in the world… Carnegie Hall in New York (USA).

The invitation came because they were winners in the international competition “Living Spring”, held in Kazan (Republic of Tatarstan in the Russian Federation). Vaskovsky won First Prize in “Instrumental Ensemble” and Goncharova took Second Prize prize in “The Piano”. VIVA MUSIC, the organising committee of the international contest, extended the invitations to New York. The event is going to take place in June 2018. Goncharova told us that the trip to the USA was one of the prizes in the contest in Kazan and that their performance in the USA wouldn’t be under the auspices of VIVA MUSIC. The Ninth International Competition of Folk Art “Living Spring” took place in Kazan from 19 to 20 March. Soloists, ensembles, and accompanists competed at the festival… the categories included piano, string instruments, folk instruments, wind instruments, and classical vocals.

27 March 2017

DAN Donetsk News agency



Perspirin’ minds wanna know… will these talented musicians play in the USA, or will the Uniate/schismo nationalists blubber away until the Americans forbid them entry? What I’ve seen of the loudmouth Galician nationalist diaspora in the USA and Canada doesn’t give me much hope…


Sunday, 19 March 2017

19 March 2017. Lest We Forget… They All Had Faces… They All Had Names… They Were All the CIA’s Victims

Here are the faces of the CIA’s victims… note well that the Anglos sleep well after they murder… it tells you much about them…



They all had faces… they all had names… and the Anglos don’t care. They kill without abandon… they maim without pity… they don’t care so long as they can fill their pockets with ill-gotten loot. The Aleksandrov Ensemble embodied a cultured and grounded Russia… the CIA embodies the lawless and grasping USA. You can choose one or the other. One culture brings out the best, the other brings out the most repulsive… but they do have such NICE and shiny toilets and sinks!

By the way, the American people are NOT the USA… the latter is a radical state brought about in the late 18th century, the first of the Radical Anti-Christian States. The American people, like all other peoples, are an organic and natural growth, not related to the so-called “American Revolution”… they’re better than that. Maybe, someday, their state will reflect their virtues…


Tuesday, 27 December 2016

27 December 2016. They All Had Faces… They All Had Names… Recent Performance of the Aleksandrov Ensemble

Filed under: cultural,music,patriotic,Russian — 01varvara @ 00.00





The first performance is from 2016 Victory Day. It’s an iconic standard of the Ensemble, The Sacred War. Do note the audience, if you please. The second was an old marching song of the Imperial Army during the First Great Patriotic War against Napoleon. “Who are our fathers? Our fathers are our Russian colonels! Who are our mothers? Our mothers are our little white tents! Who are our wives? Our wives are our loaded guns! Who are our kids? Our kids are our bayonets, bullets, and wadding! Who are our grandpas? Our grandpas are our glorious victories!” The first group of marchers were Suvorovtsy, students at a Suvorov Gymnazia, a military prep school. Drummers from the Moscow Garrison Band and members of the Presidential Guard joined the Ensemble for this song. The soloist, I V Stolyar (Christian name Ivan), died in the plane crash as did most of the musicians in this performance. The director for the performance, Gennady Sachenyuk, wasn’t on the plane. Do note that Stolyar was Rusin in background and that Sachenyuk is a “Ukrainian” name. There is only one Holy Rus and ONE Russian people. Oppose all those who’d break us apart. They all had faces… they all had names. Remember them on the third (28 December), ninth (3 January), and fortieth (3 February) days… we’re Christians; that’s what we do.

By the way… these performances came after some of the more reprehensible outbursts from Hilly and Obama… do note the stress placed on the history of Russian victory… including both Imperial and Red legacies. I need say no more. Remember the dead…

I don’t have a full list of the Christian names of the dead… perhaps, they’re waiting until they notify all families and they confirm that all are dead.


Saturday, 10 September 2016

10 September 2016. Some of My Favourite Things… P G Lisitian Sings “Ya Vas Lyublyu” from “Pikovaya Dama”




An aria from La Traviata… Joe Green in Russian!


Here’s a patriotic song in a more popular vein… Moya rodina (My Motherland)


P G Lisitian (Peoples Artist of the USSR) came from a humble working-class family… in the money-grubbing West, he would’ve got nowhere. In the USSR, he found an outlet for his talent. That’s something that the righties never talk about… how the Sovs sincerely sought out talent of all sorts (artistic, scientific, and athletic) amongst all classes and how they gave people a chance to develop their skills. Lisitian was a leading soloist at the Bolshoi (officially, the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia (GABT Rossii)) from 1940 to 1966; he taught at conservatoire for many years afterward (he died in 2004, in his 93rd year). Ya vas lyublyu from Tchaikovsky’s Pikovaya Dama (The Queen of Spades) has to the be the most famous aria in Russian opera… need I mention that Pavel Gerasimovich was a mentor of D A Khvorostovsky? Many believe his interpretation to be the best yet… I agree.


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