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Monday, 11 November 2013

11 November 2013. Sergei Yolkin’s World. Events of the Week in Cartoons by Sergei Yolkin: 4 -11 November 2013

00 Sergei Yolkin. Events of the Week in Cartoons by Sergei Yolkin. 4 -11 November 2013. 2013

Events of the Week in Cartoons by Sergei Yolkin: 4 -11 November 2013

Sergei Yolkin



Клуб Весёлых и Находчивых (Klub Vesyolykh i Nakhodchivykh (КВН: KVN): Jolly Wits Club) is one of the most popular long-running shows on the Russian telly. It started in Sov times; it ran from 1961-72, and from 1986 onwards. After the August Events, it kept on going. It’s a fun show where contestants from various schools, universities, and enterprises compete in humorous responses to questions, improvisations on a given topic, and in acting out scenes prepared in advance. Click here for the show’s website. KVN is one of the most-loved aspects of Russian pop culture, and most emigrants still follow it.

The ship, of course, is the famous protected cruiser Avrora that fired the first shots of the October Revolution.



Sergei Yolkin noted the important dates that came this week:

11 November 2013

Sergei Yolkin




Monday, 22 July 2013

22 July 2013. Did Lenin Order Tsar Nikolai’s Death?

01j Early Red Poster

“We’re not slaves!” THIS is what the Revolution did… bear this in mind when you hear the woollier ROCOR elements spout their lies. They do have an interest in so doing… Uncle Sugar does pay so many of them… 


Editor’s Foreword:

The following is from a longer debate between a muddled member of Maria Vladimirovna’s household and a KPRF leader. The whole debate is here. However, this statement is where the rubber hits the road for 99.9 percent of all people. Lenin did NOT order the death of Tsar St Nikolai… neither did Sverdlov… nor did the all-Russian Central Executive Committee (VTsIK). It was a local action of the Ural Soviet. I’ll have more to say, afterwards.



Now, the question arose as to if there is at least some indirect documentary evidence incriminating Lenin and Sverdlov in the planning of the execution of the former Tsar and his family. According to RF SKP investigator Solovyov, there’s none. Many refer to a doubtful journal entry by Trotsky. He supposedly wrote that he came from the front, learned of the death of the royal family, and asked Sverdlov, “Who decided that?” Sverdlov allegedly replied, “Ilich decided”. However, such a conversation couldn’t have happened at the time for the reason that in the minutes of the meeting at which Sverdlov announced the execution of the former king, Trotsky’s name appears among those present. So, how could he allegedly write about a conversation after arriving from the front with Sverdlov and Lenin? Trotsky had already started to play with the facts. There’s nothing surprising here, there’s nothing to refute…

After all, the situation in July 1918 was terrible. The war with Germany was lost, so, Lenin “resolved” the situation, trying to stop the entry of German troops into Moscow. It started with the signing of the Brest peace. The Left SRs in the government were terribly displeased. That led to a revolt of the Left SRs. Then, there was a provocation against Lenin and the Soviet government… the murder of Graf Mirbach.  On top of that, the Soviet government was beset by foes on all fronts, and there was yet another provocation… the murder of the German princesses. Understand, this was extremely disadvantageous to Lenin and Sverdlov, to Soviet power in those conditions. It was yet another provocation in order to provoke a war with Germany, from which the Soviet government strongly denied Lenin’s involvement…

The RF SKP stated that neither Lenin nor the Soviet government were involved in the lawless execution of the royal family. Lenin and Sverdlov insisted on a trial, and no one raised the issue of murdering them. It’s only a contemporary opinion that they were guilty of a criminal offence. This act was against the will of the central government. It was an excess of the Civil War. This fact, the KPRF admits.

17 July 2013

KPRF Official Website


Editor’s Afterword:

Victor Potapov and his ilk are known quantities. Potapov was (or is) a paid propagandist of the US government, paid to undermine the Orthosphere. If “he who pays the piper determines the tune”, then, its clear that any statement on his part concerning Russian society, politics, or history reflects the Russophobic views of his paymasters. His statement on Stalin on the official ROCOR website must be taken in that spirit. Of course, he attacked Stalin… he’s the obedient lapdog of pro-Free Market forces, who’re the enemies of all decent people. All other similar statements by those of like-mind should be likewise given short shrift. Do note that they’re silent on the White Terror and on Russian collaboration with the Nazis (many of them do have family ties to KONR and SS traitors).

Sad, ain’t it? A bunch of opportunistic First Families has hijacked Christ’s Church, and they accept a “mess of pottage” from its foes. Nevertheless, it won’t last forever… it’ll only seem that way…



Thursday, 27 June 2013

27 June 2013. The Cabinet Speaks on His Holiness and the Repressions

00 Patr Kirill and Pres Lukashenko 01a 14.10.12

HH shows his attitude to socialism… he disagrees with Potapov, Webster, Mattingly, Paffhausen, and Dreher (and all the konvertsy crowd), doesn’t he? I stand with HH… what about you?


One of the Cabinet said to me:

Did you notice that His Holiness spoke of “thousands” being killed during the Revolution, Civil War, and the Repressions… not “millions n’ millions n’ millions” as the woollier Whites always bloviate about? Robert Conquest, the academic whore paid by the Ukrainian Nationalists to “prove” the “millions n’ millions n’ millions” dezinformatsiya was outed as basing his “research” on Nazi (surprise!) propaganda… he had to greatly reduce his “statistics”.

Indeed. One must reduce many of the figures bandied in the West by an order of magnitude. That is, you must chop off a zero from the figures. Mind you, it’s still serious… it’s still horrid. However, it’s not quite as nasty as the righties would have you believe. After all, they DO have an incentive to lie to you. Besides that, the communists DID learn from their errors. In the Nasty Nineties, the commies stood up for the canonical Church, and they defended it with their bodies. Today, most commies are believers, and many believers are commies. In short, there’s much overlap. Are there still atheistic commies? Sure. Are there still militantly atheistic commies? Sure… but they’re no longer in ruling positions.

There’s another reason why the Westerners and their White/Zapadnik running dogs inflate the number of Soviet victims. They want to prove equivalence between Nazis and commies. That just isn’t so… the Nazis killed more people than the commies did… in a far shorter timeframe. The NKVD killings at Butovo pale into insignificance compared to the record of the Fascist Einsatzgruppen. There was no communist equivalent of Hadamar… reflect on that. People such as Potapov and Artemonov are trying to hide the collusion of certain White factions with the Nazis. Ponder this… those families who willingly served the Nazis, now, serve the West, with equal ardour. It does put a new light on Potapov’s rant about Stalin, doesn’t it?  After all, Nazi Germany invaded the USSR… not the other way ‘round.

Keep a handle on our true history… it’ll keep you from stepping in the juicy fresh cowpats in that there field.



Saturday, 22 June 2013

22 June 2013. RIA-Novosti Infographics. Chronicle of the October Coup d’ État

00 RIA-Novosti Infographics. Chronicle of the October Coup d' État. 2011


On 25 October/7 November 1917 in Petrograd, an armed uprising broke out that ended with the capture of the Winter Palace and the proclamation of a Soviet government, which lasted for more than seventy years. Celebrations on 7 November (25 October Old Style) began immediately after the event; it was the USSR’s main holiday… the Day of the Great October Socialist Revolution. Under Stalin, the final shape and traditions of the holiday took hold… a workers’ rally, the appearance of state and Party leaders on the Lenin Mausoleum and, finally, a military parade on Red Square. The entrances of Red Square were specially refurbished to facilitate all this. Even on 7 November 1941, when the Fascists were advancing on Moscow, this programme was still adhered to. The troops who paraded on Red Square went straight from the parade to the front. The influence of this parade on the course of events was equal to that of a major military operation. The fascists had planned to hold a military parade in Red Square on this day to celebrate their capture of Moscow. In the 70s, the situation began to change. The Day of the Great October Socialist Revolution was still an official holiday, but it gave way to Victory Day and New Year’s in the people’s feelings. People were still sent from their workplaces to participate in the rally, but it was more of a duty than a pleasure. On 21 July 2005, President Vladimir Putin signed a Federal Law “On Amendments to Federal Statutes on Days of Russian Military Glory”. The new law established memorial days to commemorate victories of the Russian army that played a decisive role in the history of Russia, and to mark memorable dates in the history of the Motherland associated with the most important historical events in the life of the state and society. Among these official memorial dates, 7 November became Day of the 1917 October Revolution (it also commemorates the anniversary of the 1941 parade).

 7 November 2013



Editor’s Note:

Some are writing that the influence of the USSR is waning in contemporary Russia. Nothing is farther from the truth. Some, such as Victor Potapov, say such to please their Western cronies and paymasters. Others say such because they must… it’s the official “party line” of the “Jordanville gang” and ROCOR First Families (Drobot, Lukianov, Larin, Krassovsky, et al). So, if you see something written by a rank n’ file priest… be kind, they have to say what they’re saying, the First Families are nastier than the Organy ever were (their OCA counterparts are just as bad… the Schmemann, Meyendorff, Berzansky, and Kishkovsky families, amongst others, are cut from the same bolt of maggoty cloth… they’re identical under the skin, dontcha know). Ironic, ain’t it… those who claim to be hardcore anti-communists are the most vociferous exponents of Orwellian goodthinking and peerless practitioners of Marxist-Leninist Political Correctness (they’re joyless enforcers of the General Line of the Party). Who woulda thunk it…


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