Voices from Russia

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

11 January 2017. The Russian Bear Has Spoken

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Two square arshins is the amount of land needed for a grave in Old Russian measures. The meaning is clear, no?

BMD

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Nativity Greetings from Comrade Zyuganov: Christmas… A Holiday of Hope and Expectation

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On the bright evening of the Nativity of Christ,

From the depths of my soul,

I want to wish you happiness and health,

And to greet each day with a smile.

Happiness, Love, and Health to you…

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These illustrations were part of the original post. You may believe this or you can take credence in the lies that issue forth from the usual cast of rightwing suspects… it’s your call… choose wisely

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People hunger for social justice, the nations crave equality, and our Earth wants our solidarity and unity in the causes of conserving nature and of  achieving peace in the world

Dear comrades and friends, dear compatriots!

For the past week, we’ve lived in the New Year; now, it’s time for the first state and folk holiday in our new year… the Nativity of Christ. The light and sincere joy of Christmas illuminates the whole coming year. This is an encouraging and life-affirming holiday. Christmas is a time of hope and expectation. After all, the events that occurred more than 2,000 years ago in the Bethlehem manger brought in a new era of civilisation. Christmas is a holiday of unity for mankind, families, generations, and peoples, indeed, unity with all living things, a unity that we have to cherish and keep for the future.

Such is the nature of the Russian people that they think not only about peace and prosperity for their families, but also for the other people in the world. We rejoice in the fact that Christmas flashed a light of hope in the world to an ancient land, for Syria is truly the cradle of Christian civilisation. The light of the guiding star led the sages and magi; it foreshadowed the birth of a new world. The apostles and saints preached there; Apostle St Paul showed by his preaching and deeds that labour and the merciful Word are the foundations of right living. We are proud of the fact that Russian strength and diplomacy freed this ancient land from diabolical encroachment. However, that’s Russia’s historical destiny… to come unto our suffering brethren, those who need help and support. The main features of our soul are compassion and sacrifice, even though many of those that we saved and bestowed benefits upon didn’t always faithfully preserve the memory of it.

In 2017 we’ll celebrate the centenary of an event that marked a new era in the struggle for social justice and labour, the world-renowned Great October Socialist Revolution. Since ancient times, people craved justice and the peoples craved friendship and equality. After all, the fields, rivers, mountains, and natural resources, the vast expanses of land and sea, belonged to a narrow circle of people, those who through cunning and treachery appropriated the common domain. It shouldn’t be so that some nations put themselves above the others and deal unjustly with those who are weaker. As F M Dostoevsky put it:

The highest and the most characteristic feature of our nation is a sense of justice and a desire for it.

A century ago, people gathered under the banner of hope, wanting happiness, well-being, and equality of all peoples of the earth as their highest values. A new era in the history of mankind changed the face of the world. The struggle of the working people of the world for their rights, inspired by the victory of October, bore fruit in many countries.  The colonial world collapsed and people won their freedom and independence; working people in the West and the East, receiving support from the USSR, won many social gains. Under the banner of the Great October, our country won over the world forces of evil… fascism. It achieved unprecedented breakthroughs in science, technology, and space exploration; it built a society based on humanity, where the people were friends, comrades, and brothers. However, victory is never final. We must seek it again and again. Betrayal, treachery, cowardice, greed, blind credulity, hypocrisy, and cowardice are ever-present. As Apostle St Paul said, “By both word and deed”, we must struggle for lofty ideals constantly, every day and every hour.

People of goodwill and pure thought yearn for peace throughout the world. The socialist state, for which we struggle, has the duty to ensure the fundamental rights enshrined for the first time in October 1917 for all peoples. Working people have a right to creative work that brings joy and inspiration. Parents have a right to universal and free education for their children. Everyone everywhere has a right to affordable health care… no one should have to rely on “philanthropists” to provide life and health for both the young and those beat down by the hard path of life.

Yes, a quarter of a century ago, our country guaranteed these rights, and the older generation remembers it. They could tell younger people about Soviet childhood, youth, and formation, about the achievements that brought forth the revolution that took place a century ago, when our people embarked on building a great future. We firmly believe in the ideals of peace and labour, liberty and justice, and equality and fraternity. These ideals are eternal, and therefore indestructible. We believe that mankind will rise, and the polyphony of a genuine ode to joy will sound over the entire planet.

On this festive day, I wish good health and optimism to everyone, fulfilment of your good wishes and aspirations, harmony and well-being to every family, and a happy childhood and joyful youth to our young people. I work for and have confidence in the future of all people, peace and prosperity for all peoples in the world, dedicated to the eternal ideals of goodness and justice.

To the holiday! To the Nativity of Christ!

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G A Zyuganov

Head of the KPRF faction in the RF Gosduma

Chairman of the TsK KPRF

KPRF.ru

KPRF official website

https://kprf.ru/rusk/161364.html

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

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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.

BMD

Monday, 26 December 2016

26 December 2016. As Seen by Vitaly Podvitsky… Sochi 25.12.2016

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A Minoborony Rossi Tupolev Tu-154 bound for Latakia in Syria crashed off the coast of Sochi soon after takeoff. On Board were musicians, journalists, and TV crews. It was a terrible tragedy. I give my condolences and sorrow. Even on such a mournful day, the TV doesn’t stop their idiotic “entertainment” shows…

25 December 2016

Vitaly Podvitsky Masterskaya Karikatura

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