Voices from Russia

Sunday, 3 November 2013

3 November 2013. A Photo Essay. The Memorial Church of All Saints in Minsk BELARUS and President Lukashenko… What’s Not to Like?

00 Memorial Church of all Saints. Minsk. 01. 16.07.13

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00 Memorial Church of all Saints. Minsk. 02. 16.07.13

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00 Lukashenko and Metropolitan Philaret. 01. 16.07.13

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00 Lukashenko and Patriarch Kirill. 01. 12.07.13

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00 Memorial Church of all Saints. Minsk. 02. Unknowns.  2010. 16.07.13

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00 Memorial Church of all Saints. Minsk. 03. Unknowns.  2010. 16.07.13

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00 Memorial Church of all Saints. Minsk. 04. Unknowns.  2010. 16.07.13

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00 Memorial Church of all Saints. Minsk. 05. Unknowns.  2010. 16.07.13

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00 Memorial Church of all Saints. Minsk. 06. Unknowns.  2010. 16.07.13

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The full title of the church is Memorial Church of All Saints in Memory of Innocent Victims in our Fatherland. The ceremony was for the reburial of three “unknowns” from the First Great Patriotic War of 1812, World War I, and the VOV… all of which were fought on the territory of Belarus. As you can see from the photos, Aleksandr Lukashenko isn’t the ogre that the Western media portrays him as… he’s just a patriot who’s standing in the way of Western greed, and for that, he’s hated and vilified. Belarus isn’t a hellhole… do question the motives and agenda of those who portray it as such.

BMD

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Monday, 16 September 2013

16 September 2013. Sergei Yolkin’s World. Events of the Week in Cartoons by Sergei Yolkin: 9-13 September 2013

00 Sergei Yolkin. Events of the Week in Cartoons by Sergei Yolkin. 9-13 September 2013

Events of the Week in Cartoons by Sergei Yolkin: 9-13 September 2013

Sergei Yolkin

2013

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In the above cartoon, in the original title, Yolkin used a non-standard word, триумфаторы (triumfatory), which isn’t the standard word for “victor”, which is победитель (pobeditel), or for “champion”, which is защитник (zashchitnik). Ergo, to keep the somewhat tongue-in-cheek pompous flavour of the title, I chose a similarly non-standard English word, “overcomer” to translate it. After all, “triumpher” doesn’t sound good at all, and I don’t think that it’s good English in any case.

The American righties are going to make much of Roizman’s victory, as he’s a political ally of the greedster slug Prokhorov (thank God, the Civic Platform pro-West collaborators won NO seats in the RF Gosduma, and they only have six seats in regional dumas out of 3,787 available seats). Let’s tell the truth… he only got 30 percent of the vote in a multi-candidate race… yet, Navalny’s pukes aren’t calling for a second round in this election! The zapadniki are charlatans and fraudsters… just like their Western Corporate sponsors and paymasters, I’d say…

By the way, the so-called “Ig Nobel Prizes” are a product of Harvard, Radcliffe, and MIT… all bastions of the American Establishment. As I say, shitbirds of a feather flock together. That is, it’s a not-so-subtle attack on Aleksandr Grigoryevich… take it with a BLOCK of salt… caveat lector!

BMD

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Sergei Yolkin looked at the “champions” of the week… Mayor Sobyanin won re-election in Moscow and Yekaterinburg elected Yevgeni Roizman as Mayor, and Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko received the Ig Nobel Peace Prize.

13 September 2013

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/caricature/20130913/963035554.html

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

18 June 2013. You Can’t Make Up Shit Like This… “Sextremist” Topless Protest Targets Belarus President Lukashenko

00 Ukrainian police. FEMEN protester. 18.06.13

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On Tuesday, cops in Kiev dispersed self-styled “sextremist” topless protesters from the Ukrainian feminist group FEMEN overnight after they attempted to storm a building where Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko was staying, the group said on its website. President Lukashenko, once dubbed by American officials as the “last dictator in Europe”, is in the Ukrainian capital for a two-day official visit. The activists carried burning torches and with daubed slogans, including “Viva Belarus”, “Dictator, Get Out!”, on their bodies, tried to break through security at the residence in downtown Kiev where Lukashenko was staying. Ukrainian riot police prevented them from entering the building and rounded them up. The group said it staged the protest to remind Lukashenko of what it called “the brutal harassment” of FEMEN activists in the forest near the Belarusian town of Gomel in 2011, following another topless demonstration near KGB headquarters in the Belarusian capital of Minsk. FEMEN said their protest also aimed to highlight the plight of independent journalists in Belarus who they claim have “disappeared” after criticising the Lukashenko régime, and of hundreds of political prisoners allegedly “illegally” held in Belarusian prison camps. The group also cited the case of the men who jailed and executed “without any proof” for their alleged role in a deadly bomb attack on the Minsk subway in 2011. The group said in a statement on its website, “FEMEN calls the world to psychological war with dictators! Watch them night and day, don’t let them act!”

In recent weeks, FEMEN carried out a series of high-profile protests abroad. On Monday, FEMEN activists issued a statement on their website saying they “can no longer watch passively” whilst Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan uses force against demonstrators on Istanbul’s Taksim Square, which has been at the centre of mass riots in the country for over a fortnight. The group appealed for money to pay for travel to Turkey, where they threatened to “fight chest to chest” against what it called the “dictatorship” of Erdoğan. In May, Tunisian police arrested FEMEN activists from France and Germany after they made a topless protest in front of Tunisia’s Palace of Justice, after the arrest of a local FEMEN activist following an earlier protest. FEMEN began in the Ukraine in 2008, initially, to protest on women’s rights issues. The group has since made headlines with topless protests around the world on a variety of other political issues.

18 June 2013

RIA-Novosti

http://en.ria.ru/world/20130618/181727545/Sextremist-Topless-Protest-Targets-Belarus-President.html

Editor’s Note:

It takes all kinds! These gals have figured out that if you give the media “T & A”, you’ll always get publicity. They aren’t dumb blondes, that’s for sure. The Ukrainian coppers in the image seem nonplussed, though. That’s part of their strategy, too. As I said, they’re not dumb blondes…

BMD

Monday, 6 May 2013

6 May 2013. Christ Rose in Minsk! Even if “Forbes” Magazine Threw Water on It…

00 easter 2013. Minsk. 06.05.13

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Christ rose in Minsk! The greedsters at Forbes magazine threw cold water on the Easter greetings sent by Presidents Putin, Lukashenko, and Yanukovich. What a buncha incorrigible and unreformable spoilsport Grinches (not to mention shamelessly godless boors). Guess what? Christ rose anyway… President Lukashenko carved the roast beast, President Yanukovich got out the horilka, President Putin handed out the kulichi, and HH gave Easter eggs to the kiddies. You can stand with the Orthosphere or you can stand with the prunish and slobbering lot at Forbes. I don’t think that’s a hard choice for REAL Orthodox Christians (although it does point up that a certain bunch in the District are traitors to the Orthosphere, though)…

BMD

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