Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev serving Pannikhida for the Sochi crash victims at the Novospassky Monastery in Moscow on 2 November 2017
This is an unedited vid of the funeral at the Federal Military Memorial Cemetery (FVMK) in Mytishchi (Moscow Oblast)… the secular farewell proper begins with speeches at 8:38. The religious service begins at 16:15. The procession to the grave begins at 23:00. The burial proper begins at 34:00. Fast forward, if you wish…
A more edited vid… the religious service begins at 1:40… it ends with the famous Sacred Love by G V Sviridov
The farewell for Lieutenant-General V M Khalilov, the Ensemble dirigent (click on the link… it works… it only looks broken for some reason)
The Russian government is keeping a tight lid on the investigation. It’s releasing nothing to the media as of today. However, I’ll report that most ordinary Russians believe that the CIA sabotaged the aircraft. Most believe that they simply interfered with the structure or engines, to make it look like a technical breakdown (a common Langley tactic). No matter what conclusion the investigation reaches, the Russian public has made up its mind… the Americans did it… at the urging of Hillary Clinton and her allies. It’s much like the sinking of the K141 Kursk… no one believes the official reason… everyone believes that an American sub rammed the Kursk.
In short, this wasn’t only a tragedy, it was another link in the chain of incidents that has eroded Russian faith in the USA. Deserved or not, that’s the reality. Unfortunately, the actions of feckless warmongering filth such as McCain and Clinton exacerbated this. God do help us.
Comments Off on The Farewell… to the Aleksandrov Ensemble… to General Khalilov… to Dr Liza… Вечная память!
Today is the 40th day after the tragic plane crash in the Black Sea that killed most members of the Aleksandrov Ensemble and Dr Liza. It’s a special time for Orthodox believers to pray for the repose of the souls of the departed. Metropolitan Yuvenaly Poyarkov served the funeral for Dr Liza, as he was close to her family… as the second-most-powerful churchman in the MP, it also sent a message on how HH viewed the matter (HH would’ve served, but Yuvenaly had closer ties to the family, so he stepped aside). The members of the Ensemble share a common grave at the new military cemetery outside Moscow… that’s fitting and right… they lie together as they died together. Illarion Alfeyev served the funeral for General Khalilov, the Ensemble director, as the general was one of his instructors at the Gnessin (another appropriate and fitting action).
Don’t forget to pray for the repose of their souls… we’re Christians; that’s what we do…
Comments Off on 2 February 2017. Today is the 40th Day After the Tu-154 Crash… It’s a Day of Special Memorial for Believers
The FSB said today:
No evidence or facts indicating a possibility of an act of terrorism or diversion on board of the aircraft have been found yet. We have eyewitnesses of the Tu-154 crash and a video recording is available. The main working models for the early Sunday Tu-154 crash remain a foreign object penetrating the engine, poor fuel quality leading to loss of power and engine failure, pilot error, or some other technical malfunction. According to the Minoborony, the aircraft carried no military or dual-purpose cargo or pyrotechnical devices.
26 December 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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