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Sunday, 16 September 2018

16 September 2018. Bart Ups the Ante… HH Sees Him and Raises the Bet

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Bart has upped the ante. He named two “exarchs” for the Ukraine. Note well that neither is from the Ukraine…. one is from Canada, the other from the USA. That is, both are under the direct control of the CIA. If they don’t do what Langley wants them to do, well, they’ll have an “accident”. HH saw this bet and raised it. The MP has withdrawn from all inter-Church bodies that include the EP. No MP clergy will concelebrate with EP clergy. Communion is still intact, as the EP hasn’t yet declared its interlopers in the Ukraine a proper Church body yet. If that happens, well, all grounded sources agree. It’d cause a schism that wouldn’t heal in our lifetime.

The OCA is a deer in the headlights. It’s utterly discombobulated and shitting itself in fright. SVS and some of the konvertsy favour the EP…. most of the real ethnics favour the MP. Tikhon Mollard is supine and voiceless. I’ve no doubt that both parties are working on him. The EP can’t offer much… but the MP could pull the Tomos if Mollard proved recalcitrant. If that happened, many of the parishes would go under Moscow. However, no one knows what’s going to happen. I don’t know; no one does. No matter what, this is an existential crisis for both world Orthodoxy and for the OCA. All wait to see what’ll happen.

BMD 

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16 September 2018. CIA and Galician Uniate Nationalist Terrorists Murder A V Zakharchenko, DNR Head of State

The Galician Uniate nationalists are cowards who do poorly in a standup fight, but, by God, they sure can murder and backstab! Don’t forget… their idol Bandura was a convicted murderer who was in the Polish slam and released by the German fascists. They even killed Galicians! That’s why the people in Galicia turned against them and helped the gaybisti* to root them out. They sure haven’t changed, have they?

  • Gaybist: Russian slang for security officers/forces. It comes from the Russian pronunciation of “GB”, the first two letters of “State Security” in Russian.

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Investigators in the DNR determined that a Western intelligence agency helped Galician Uniate nationalist terrorists to murder DNR Head of State A V Zakharchenko. The explosive device used was beyond the technical abilities of the Galicians to make and use without assistance. The SK RF concurred with the conclusion of the DNR investigation. That is, both the DNR and the Russian Federation consider this a criminal act of international terrorism. It’s no surprise that the CIA had its dirty hands in this crime. DNR authorities believe that the same group who carried out this murder also carried out the murders of Motorola and Givi (and probably Mozgovoi as well). The USA has a track record of low behaviour, starting with its scorched-earth tactics against Native peoples in the American Revolution to the Trail of Tears to the A-bombing of Japan to the black sites of the torture-happy CIA. Don’t forget that all of Russia believes that the CIA and its Galician running-dogs sabotaged the airliner with the Aleksandrov Ensemble aboard… a belief that I concur in.

The Galician Uniate nationalists are bullies and cowards. In the VOV, the SS raised a division amongst Galician Uniates (Iosif Slipy blessed them… that’s why he was in the GULag… he was an active fascist collaborator). It was such a bad unit that it folded during its very first battle, becoming ineffective on its very first day of operations. These are the kind of people who murdered A V Zakharchenko. The DNR handled this as any other real state would… the succession passed to D V Pushilin, another patriot leader, with no fuss and no untoward actions. The Uniate junta tried to decapitate the DNR. They failed. They failed because it wasn’t a movement of one man… one personality. It was a movement of the people. The people are much harder to defeat. Don’t forget the words of A V Zakaharchenko:

We believed, believe, and will always believe ourselves to be Soviet.

That should answer all those who call him an “imperialist lackey”… indeed, some clueless armchair leftists talk like that. Aleksandr Vladimirovich fought the American aggressors, which is good enough for me. Aleksandr Vladimirovich was an Orthodox believer. He believed that Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism (but not Uniatism), Islam, and Judaism were all traditional religions worthy of respect:

I’m Orthodox; I go to church. For myself, I think that the only church for one who believes in God is the Moscow Patriarchate. I recognise four main confessions… Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism, Islam, and Judaism. These religions were from time immemorial; many of us are Muslims, many are Jews, and many are Roman Catholics. These four confessions, I believe, should be in our country; in no case should we oppress their believers. On the other hand, I’ll deal strictly with sectarianism. I won’t allow it. Unfortunately, all sorts of sects and all kinds of pseudo-religions flooded our country. I don’t want these pseudo-religions and sectarianism to affect the thoughts, minds, and education of our youth and of our people. Therefore, we’ll adopt decrees [to address this].

A hero is gone. However, the people of the DNR continue to stand tall. I can only repeat the words of Admiral Yamamoto:

I fear all we have done today is to awaken a great sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.

The Galician Uniate nationalists will regret this in the end as they sit in exile in Washington and Saskatoon. In the meanwhile, I bow before the memory of a brave man brought down by cowards and terrorists.

Вечная ему память

BMD

16 September 2018. We Bid Farewell to a Real Mensch…

I D Kobzon with DNR Head of State A V Zakharchenko, murdered by the CIA and its Galician nationalist goons one day after Iosif Davydovich’s death

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I D Kobzon with two of his granddaughters at his 80th birthday concert in 2017

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One of the lights in our musical firmament went out with the death of I D Kobzon. Iosif Davydovich wasn’t only a great musician, he was a patriot, a man who never forgot where he came from… in other words, a mensch. He was a Donetsk homeboy and he always remembered his hometown and his homies. He went back often and supported the patriot resistance to the Galician Uniate nationalist trash. He knew the depth of the antisemitic hatred that animated most of the nationalists in the American-installed junta (ironic, isn’t it, that the Americans who support the junta most vociferously are Jews). The lying Anglos put him on their “sanctions list” for that. Iosif Davydovich couldn’t visit relatives in the USA. Great people, the Anglos, aren’t they? The depth of their evil and greed never ceases to amaze me.

Iosif Davydovich stood for what he believed in. Ponder this… the Anglos adulate John McCain and hate I D Kobzon. You show the world your true character with whom you honour.  That speaks volumes of the Anglos… none of it good…

Вечная ему память

BMD

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Putin Names Russian Army Units After UKRAINIAN Cities

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President Putin named several Russian divisions and regiments after Ukrainian cities such as Lvov and Zhitomir, as well as the Polish capital Warsaw. This move is sure to anger Ukrainian and Polish ultra-nationalists. Indeed, the names already trigger and anger Ukrainian nationalists. Putin assigned the names as honorifics, commemorating the participation of these units in liberating the city for which they received their name.

For this reason, Putin’s decree named the 6 Guards Tank Regiment the 6 Lvov Guards Tank Regiment in honour of the Western Ukrainian city of Lvov in Galicia. The 68 Tank Regiment will now be the Zhitomir-Berlin Guards. The name of the regiment (originally raised in 1944 and reformed in 2017) is in honour of Zhitomir in the northern Ukraine and the title “Berlin” comes from the capture of Berlin in 1945. The 381 Artillery Regiment received the title Varshava (Warsaw), after the capital of Poland (note that Warsaw wasn’t the capital during the Polish occupation of the Ukraine… the then-capital of the Polish-Lithuanian Rzeczpospolita was Krakow). Soviet soldiers fought to liberate Warsaw and Poland from the German fascists and the heroes of the Red Army liberated the Nazi concentration camps. We mustn’t disregard this, even if contemporary Polish political figures forget it.

The 933 Anti-Aircraft Missile Regiment received the title “Verkhnodneprovsk” (Upper Dnepr River) and the 102 Motor Rifle Regiment received the title “Slonim-Pomeransk”. The 90 Tank Division is now the 90 Guards Tank Division Vitebsk-Novgorod. Vitebsk is a Belarusian city located in the north near the Russian border. When people hear the name Novgorod they often think of the famous ancient city where Russian history began. Veliki Novgorod is close to Vitebsk and is the logical reason for the name, but we mustn’t forget the name simply means “New City”, and there’s the much larger and younger Nizhny Novgorod in Russia, as well as Novgorod in the Ukraine, which is located south of the original Veliki Novgorod. Additionally, the 400 Self-Propelled Artillery Regiment has the title Transylvania (in Romania), which means “Beyond the Forest”. In fact, that’s a common Slavic name, as there is one such place of the same name near Moscow, as well as one near Kiev.

Transylvania in Slavic languages uses a variant of its Austro-Hungarian name, Semigorod, meaning Seven Cities. The region is most famous for Voivode Vlad Dracul, also known as Vlad the Impaler, who spawned the Dracula legends. The lurid accounts emphasising Vlad’s ferocity might’ve been slightly exaggerated slander by the Germans. Contemporary Russian and Slavic accounts provide a more fair and unbiased middle ground. They acknowledge his cruelty, but also note his successful diplomacy and campaigns against the Ottoman Empire. They did criticise him for what they felt was a betrayal of Orthodoxy and believed this is what caused his death, in contrast to the life of his cousin, St Stephan the Great, but this is beyond the scope of this article. The focus is the units and the names Putin assigned them, but it’s worth understanding a little something about the regions from which they take their names.

The last three units mentioned were the 856 Self-Propelled Artillery Regiment (Guards of Kobryn), the 150 Motor Rifle Division (Idritsko-Berlin), and the 144 Motor Rifle Division (Elnya Guards). In Russian military tradition, a Guards Regiment or the title “Guards” refers to an élite or particularly distinguished unit. This isn’t the same as Special Operations (Spetsnaz) forces, but a Spetsnaz unit can also be a Guards unit. Officers of a Guards unit bear the title “of the Guards” added to their title, so, a Colonel of a Guards regiment would be a Colonel of the Guards or Guards Colonel. Of course, it’s important to address an officer or unit appropriately. The legendary and beloved Russian movie Only Old Men Go to Battle (a must watch for Russia lovers) joked about this. In the film, singer and ace pilot Captain Titarenko is walking by and one of the surprised soldiers in the scene said, “Oh, excuse me, Comrade Captain”, and he jokingly replied, “That’s Comrade Guards Captain to you!”

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The film is a classic about the Great Patriotic War, which is the main reason why these units received their special titles, to “preserve glorious military historical traditions, to instil in military personnel a spirit of devotion to the Motherland and loyalty in fulfilment of one’s military duty”. Of course, ultranationalists from the Ukraine, Poland, and (possibly) Romania may falsely see this as some form of expansionist threat, as some Ukrainians already have. This is ridiculous, as the units received such titles in honour of historical deeds of heroism. People shouldn’t blind themselves to their history, and the reality is that the USSR liberated these countries from fascism. Were it not for the might of the USSR, the fascists could’ve ruled all of Europe and likely the entire world. In the case of the Ukraine, this was Russian land, liberated by Slavic peoples… Russians, Ukrainians, and Belarusians, but the USSR also helped Polish, Romanian, and Moldavian partisans to push the fascists off their land.

It was particularly interesting and ironic, but very appropriate, that a Guards Regiment would receive the title Lvov, which means “The Lion-City”. Lvov is the historical capital of Galicia; it’s the most stereotypically Western of Ukrainian cities. The traditional date of the founding of Lvov is 1256; however, some historians believe its foundation was between 1240 and 1247, shortly after the fall of Kiev (1240). The city served as the capital of the westernmost principality of Rus, quickly conquered by Poland, then, merged with the Polish-Lithuanian Rzeczpospolita. During the period of the Rzeczpospolita, the Uniate Catholic religion arose; to this day, Lvov has one of the highest rates of Uniates or outright Roman Catholics in the Ukraine. This is illustrative of the extreme cultural differences between one part of the Ukraine and another, to the extent that it almost feels like they’re two separate countries.

Kiev, the traditional birthplace of Russia, was only separate from Russia for a period of around 300 years, between 1360 and 1654 (and again from 1991 to the present day); it has a much more Russian and Orthodox feel. If you didn’t know Russian cities and architecture, a foreigner could mistake it for a city like Volgograd… they both even have a “Motherland with a sword” statue. Kiev is over one thousand kilometres away from Volgograd, twice the distance to Lvov, which is about 500 kilometres from Kiev. Even though Kiev and Lvov are in the same country, whereas Volgograd isn’t, the former two are more distant in culture. Lvov looks, feels, and sounds much more Polish; it only reunited with Russia in 1939 after spending centuries in Austro-Hungary and Poland. It fell to the Germans during World War II; the Red Army only liberated it in 1944. Just imagine the differences between Lvov and the Donbass.

Not only does Lvov have a distinctly less “Soviet” look to it, but also the buildings even fit in with those in Poland, Austria, Hungary, Czechia, etc. The Churches look far more Catholic than they do Orthodox. These things influence culture and thought tremendously. There are Orthodox Christians from Lvov. Orthodox people in Lvov feel no different from those from the rest of the Ukraine or in Russia, aside from the language and accent of course. People in Lvov can still speak Russian if they encounter those who don’t speak Ukrainian. Lvov people are still Ukrainians, therefore, Eastern Slavs, and Galicia was once an equal part of Rus, so there’ll always be a common history. Still, one can’t deny the powerful foreign influence in Lvov. A simple look at the skylines reveals the cities have a different character. This doesn’t mean that it’s bad to be Polish, Austrian, etc, or it’s bad to have Catholic churches in your cities. Of course, it’s positive to coexist and respect all peoples and cultures. It’s simply worth noting that when a city looks and feels different, when the people speak a different, more Polish-influenced, Ukrainian, and when they spent most of their history in other states, it can cause cultural differences. These differences shouldn’t cause conflict, but human nature allows them to. I fully believe the Orthodox Church will unite the Ukraine, and see her through the storms, and that fascism has no future in this land, in the West, or the East. Still, there are difficulties today, caused by cultural differences.

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These differences express themselves clearly in Ukrainian political life and demographics. Naming a Russian regiment after Lvov is merely one of the ways to remind people of their brotherly bonds, of a time when people from all over the USSR fought together against fascism. There’s still much we must do to bring peace to the Ukraine after Western neocons and Ultranationalists tore it apart. Learning about when in history differences first emerged can help; ultimately, studying history reveals that all of the Ukraine, even Lvov, has roots in Kievan Rus. Instead, Ukrainian ultranationalists believe that they’re the “True Russians”, and that Russia has no claim to Kievan Rus. They think they’re more Russian than the Russians are! The Red Army drove the West out of Lvov, which invaded and occupied it. Indeed, Hitler came from the same group of Austro-Germans that occupied Galicia for centuries. It’s important to remember that and not to forget it.

3 July 2018

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