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Monday, 29 December 2014

Putin Unveils Monument to Tsar Aleksandr Pavlovich at Kremlin Wall

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On Thursday, President V V Putin unveiled a monument to the Tsar Aleksandr Pavlovich crafted by renowned sculptor S А Shcherbakov at the Borovitsky Gate to the Moscow Kremlin in the Aleksandrovsky Sad. Putin pointed up that Aleksandr Pavlovich played a considerable role in uniting Russia and in steadfastly defending Russian independence, saying, “Aleksandr Pavlovich entered the history as Napoleon’s conqueror, as a forward-looking strategist and diplomat, as a statesman who shouldered responsibility for the development of European and global security. [He] was the father of the contemporary system of European and international security, which was quite adequate to the times”, adding that he set up a balance on the basis of mutual respect for countries’ interests as well as moral values. Putin pointed to Russia’s stance towards France’s sovereignty at the time, noting, “It’s worth mentioning how respectfully and noble-minded Russia… the victorious country… treated France’s sovereignty and the national dignity of the French”. Along with this, he emphasised Aleksandr Pavlovich’s role in Russia’s renovation and consolidation, observing, “That time saw much governmental and legal reform on tap, Russia’s first circumnavigation of the world, new five universities opened, the rebuilding of Russia’s ancient capital Moscow after [Napoleon’s] invasion and the fire, and the building of the Manezh and Kremlin Armoury, along with the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour”.

20 November 2014

ITAR-TASS

http://itar-tass.com/en/non-political/760860

Editor:

Aleksandr Pavlovich led the Russian forces into Paris in 1814, breaking Napoleon’s power for good and all. There’s an American angle to that. After the death of FDR, Harry Truman took over as US President. Truman was a genius at domestic politics… and utterly ignorant of history and foreign affairs. Churchill led him about by the nose… FDR wanted to see the British Empire dismantled, whilst Truman’s subservience to Churchill’s potty notions gave the UK 20 more years of imperial influence (World War II knackered the UK, but Truman’s bovine stupidity about the larger world allowed Whitehall to continue imperial adventures for 20 more years than it should have… FDR would’ve never allowed that). Churchill’s fancies led us into the Cold War… and to a famous incident that highlighted Truman’s ignorance of the world outside America. Truman shouted to Stalin, “You have no right being in Berlin! You’re too far west!” Iosif Vissarionovich simply moved his pipe and said, “Yes… in 1814, we were in Paris!” Anglo Americans are simply clueless and empty-headed in their threats… Russians simply remind them of the facts. Yes… in 1814, we were in Paris. Tsar Aleksandr Pavlovich dictated the peace… on humane Russian terms, not on Carthaginian Anglo American terms. Not only haven’t we forgotten it…. neither have the French! We have all too many people today with Truman’s ignorance of the greater world in American politics… Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Willard Romney, John Boehner, Rick Santorum, and Sarah Palin, to name a few. V V Putin knows the truth… if the truth sets you free, then, falsehood imprisons one in a walled ghetto. Note well how the Anglo Americans REVEL in their ignorance. They have nuclear weapons… they used them even though it was unnecessary to secure Japan’s surrender. Ponder that…

BMD

Thursday, 10 May 2012

10 May 2012. Video. Tomb of Unknown Soldier Memorial Opened in Moscow 45 Years Ago

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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Memorial of Military Glory opened in Moscow 45 years ago, on 8 May 1967, in an impressive ceremony. This RIA-Novosti video shows archive footage of that ceremony. Click here for the video. Do note the St George ribbon on the coffin… this symbol was in use in Soviet times, as well (in particular, as the ribbon for the medal “For Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War 1941-45″).

It’s a minute-and-a-half VERY well spent… the narration’s in English…

10 May 2012

RIA-Novosti

http://en.rian.ru/video/20120510/173361530.html

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