Voices from Russia

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Fr Vsevolod Chaplin Calls for Crackdown on Scientology and JW Cults

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Fr Vsevolod with KPRF leaders… the Church and the Party are on one wavelength. The Church is compatible with collectivist socialism… not with Republican oligarchic anarchy… fancy that…

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On Friday, Archpriest V A Chaplin, the Chairman of the MP Synodal Department for the Coordination of Church and Society (OVTsO), told us that the authorities shouldn’t trust adherents of Scientology and Jehovah’s Witnesses (JWs), saying, “From my point of view, it didn’t surprise me that they searched the office of the Scientologists as part of a fraud case”. The media reported that the police raided Scientology headquarters in a building on Taganka Street in Moscow. Fr Vsevolod noted that this wasn’t the first time that Russians asked, “Why does this pseudo-religion, tightly controlled from the USA with a strict chain of command, collect data about our citizens, storing it in a massive storage system? The authorities should investigate not only the Scientologists and JWs, but also other similar sects, and so-called expert and humanitarian structures, subsidiaries of American corporations and think tanks, which don’t engage in Russia in expert or humanitarian activities, but rather in propaganda. For example, they assert the alleged inevitability of the Western model of democracy and of financial-oligarchic capitalism, and so on. We should investigate these sects and experts, as the majority of our people reject them; after all, honest, free, and self-respecting people don’t want to deal with them. If the JWs come knocking on your door, don’t open it; tell Scientologists that their beliefs are incompatible with Christianity, refrain from further conversation, don’t go to their Soros-financed seminars… if they offer you money for renting a hall, don’t accept it… if they throw about the term ‘domestic violence’, ask them why someone so concerned about the family allocates so much money on one thing, allocating much less money on violence in prisons, on the streets, in markets, and in military units”. Fr Vsevolod stated that in an environment where America calls Russia a major threat, “It’d be strange to extend to these organisations preferential treatment, especially since many of them openly say that they’d like to change the consciousness and the historical path of our people. They don’t listen to our will; they often openly challenge it”.

30 January 2015

Interfax-Religion

http://interfax-religion.ru/?act=news&div=57738

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Fr V A Chaplin Presented Economic Proposals for a Crisis-Free Russian Economy

00 Politics. Cash Cow. 02.01.14

Republican Economics 101… the most anti-Christian Ponzi scheme in the world… 

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Today, at a press conference at TASS, Archpriest V A Chaplin, the Chairman of the MP Synodal Department for the Coordination of Church and Society (OVTsO), said that one way to protect the Russian economy would be a new Orthodox financial system, which some financiers are ready to create. He said, “We need to increase the role in the world of mechanisms not based on usury. Otherwise, the financial bubble will inevitably pop, and we’d find that basing ourselves on the principle of ‘money makes money’ led us to catastrophic consequences, or even a major war, which would wipe out all of us”. Nevertheless, Fr Vsevolod said that a group of Russian financiers doped out a specific plan. In particular, this project involves the allocation of funds not as a percentage of future profits of the enterprise, as well as forgoing revenues from producing tobacco and alcohol products, gambling, exploiting illegal migrant labour, and other things not approved by Christianity.

22 December 2014

Yelena Dorofeyeva

Antonina Maga

ITAR-TASS

http://itar-tass.com/ekonomika/1664741

Editor:

You can see why the Republican swine hate Russia. The Church’s economic vision is at utter variance with the Laissez-Faire Economic Anarchy of the GOP. After all, why shouldn’t Anglo Americans profit off “illegal migrant labour?” The true motto of Anglo Americans is “Pecunia non olet”… “Money doesn’t stink”… that is, “Money is good, no matter how one gets it”.

Anglo Americans have no morality… they never did. Ask the Native Americans…

BMD

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

10 December 2014. Western Media Pumps Up Inconsequential Event… AGAIN!

00 eye of sauron. moscow. 10.12.14

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Read this. SHUDDER! The Evil Eye is going up over Moscow! Firstly, there’s no news of this on patriarchia.ru… that means that there’s nothing official said on the official website. Watch all the usual cast of suspects (Whiteford, Dreher, Monomoron, et al) make the usual noises over nothing at all, over something that doesn’t even go bump in the night! Govorit Moskva is an oldies/talk station, and Archpriest V A Chaplin, the Chairman of the MP Synodal Department for the Coordination of Church and Society (OVTsO), is a known wit, raconteur, and punster, with an active sense of humour and puckish attitude. He also has a sarcastic and ironic side… which one has to take into account. Charlie LOVES a good joke on the pompous and self-important… this smells like one of his “goofs” on the gullible.

April’s Fool (in December)! Watch this grow and become a konvertsy urban legend…

BMD

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Archpriest V A Chaplin Supported a Four-Day Workweek and Offsite Work

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On Tuesday,Archpriest V A Chaplin, the Chairman of the MP Synodal Department for the Coordination of Church and Society (OVTsO), told Interfax-Religion that Russians should seriously consider the idea of a four-day workweek, proposed recently by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). “I think that we’d not lose anything if we instituted a four-day workweek, even without increasing the actual hours worked. Of course, we couldn’t apply this to the service sector and other areas where one needs to have someone present in the workplace”. He also pointed up that those who’d have to work more days deserved more pay, but he observed that although the sort of jobs that require mandatory onsite presence are amongst the most well-compensated, the number of such jobs is rapidly declining.

Fr Vsevolod thought that the topic of the four-day workweek requires a multifaceted and serious discussion from individuals, society, and the state. “Now, of course, many will try to turn it into a joke… that Russian people really don’t work when they go to work. Some will say that we only have one full working day in the summer… Wednesday… from mid-Thursday until mid-Tuesday, much of the “working” population is at their dachas outside of Moscow. Some can even afford to keep up such a routine, even in the winter. However, jokes aside, this topic is very important”. He noted that many people have changed the nature of their work. They can work from home, offsite, saying, “It’s better to work offsite than it is to spend three or four hours every day commuting. In this case, we should give priority to the real results of labour; we shouldn’t allow bosses to use it to chain people to the carpet as slaves. Moreover, if there’s some upset in implementing such a scheme, the boss will receive more than he loses, because all relations with subordinates can be much faster and more efficient using modern means of communication than through conversations in the office”.

Fr Vsevolod acknowledged that, sometimes, it’s useful to exchange views at meetings, “to look each other in the eye”, but “e-mail, video conferencing, and offsite texting” are more becoming effective means of carrying out business discussions. “However, the number of different types of meetings, often formal, piles up, especially in Moscow. Daily, I often have to attend five events in different parts of Moscow… we could solve the questions that arise during these events in two or three e-mails. Therefore, the ratio of actual work and hours on the job now is fundamentally different from what it was thirty, twenty, or even ten years ago. Nevertheless, we should approach labour productivity differently; firstly, we should assess who really put in the effort and what it resulted in. in future, we shouldn’t have people who play Solitaire on their office computer for eight hours, but we should look for those who can achieve great results in a short time, and I don’t mean results as measured in roubles or dollars”.

Earlier, the ILO proposed that businesses should think about moving to a four-day workweek, as it believes it’s better than the five-day workweek common today. ILO expert Jon Messenger believed that a shorter week would create more jobs, improve employee health (long hours, too much time at the office, and stress-health cause much ill-health), and improve performance.

7 October 2014

Interfax-Religion

http://interfax-religion.ru/?act=news&div=56682

Editor:

Pravmir posted a POS “translation” here. American Hard Right konverts infest Pravmir… that translation is typical of their “work”. It has tons of Podmoshensky admirers and Paffhausen fans on the English side. In short, it’s crank all ‘round. Not only is the Pravmir “translation” laughable… it’s distorts Vsevolod Anatolyevich’s intent… after all, he’s friends with G A Zyuganov, not worthless business shits like Khodorkovsky and Prokhorov. Look at how the konverts fucked up Tikhon Shevkunov’s Unholy Sainthood… calling it Everyday Saints! They’re soulless proponents of the worst faction of the US Republican Party. One wonders why they’re Russian Orthodox, when their political idols all hate Russia, Holy Rus, and Russian Orthodoxy. They support Republican asshats who’re thrusting a knife into the Rodina’s back… what a buncha losers…

Yes… one DOES wonder…

BMD

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