Voices from Russia

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Aleksei Zhuravko: There’s Hysteria in Kiev

________________________

Dear Friends!

There’s hysteria in Kiev. The authorities didn’t conceal their anger and disappointment at statements emanating from Hungary. Security officials demanded that the Verkhovnaya Rada act against “separatists” in Zakarpatya who declared a Zakarpatya Peoples Republic. The keyword was “demanded”. This seems to tell me that after diplomatic notes, after the use of force, we’ll see another Republic arise. Yes… Poland will have something to say, too.

In Respect,

Aleksei Zhuravko

18 November 2017

Igor Krupikov

Facebook

Advertisements

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Masha Mashtaler: “I Want to Tell You About This Amazing Man I’m Proud to Know”

________________________

I want to tell you about this amazing man I’m proud to know. Aleksei Valeryevich Zhuravko is an ex-Peoples Deputy of the Ukrainian Verkhovnaya Rada of the Fifth and Sixth Convocations. After the Maidan events, he had to leave [the Ukraine] because his convictions were radically different from the ideas of the new Kiev régime. Here, he continues to information warfare against lying Ukrainian propaganda through social networks, he regularly visits the Donbass, and he never refuses those who turn to him for help. His life’s story is a fit subject for cinema. Disabled from childhood, he grew up in an orphanage as he has a very rare congenital disability… a lack of limbs, but he doesn’t lack strength of the spirit, incredible resilience, and leadership qualities. This helped him (who lacks usable legs) to rise to political power in his native region. Although he literally only has one hand, he organised disabled people to enable them to find work. Subsequently, he led the union of public organisations for disabled people in the Ukraine and represented their interests at all state levels.

They say that strong people go through intense upheavals. After the 2014 putsch, he lost almost everything; he survived the betrayal of his loved ones, threats, and harassment. However, his love for life, energy, and enterprise gave him the grit not to give up, thereby inspiring and motivating others. When you talk to him, you don’t see his physical features; on the contrary, you get a sense of calm and security, because you understand that he’s a real mensch who isn’t afraid to take responsibility for others. His example inspires me in fearful moments… when my hands flutter, I recall that Aleksei Valeryevich only has one hand, but he’s done more for the world with one hand than I’ve done with two. That means that nothing is impossible.

1 November 2017

Masha Mashtaler

Facebook

Editor:

I don’t think of A V Zhuravko as a “disabled person”. I think of him as a stand-up guy who isn’t afraid to stand for what’s right and decent, no matter the cost. That’s the long and the short of it for me.

BMD

Monday, 23 October 2017

23 October 2017. Aleksei Zhuravko: New Graves For ATO Dead

________________________

Dear Friends!

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

I continue to call upon true Ukrainian patriots, who know full-well that Russia isn’t an aggressor and it isn’t at war with our government. It’s a fraternal people! The other day I posted that the bloody Ukrainian authorities are preparing new burial sites for ATO casualties all over the country. This time I called my contacts in Dnepropetrovsk, Lvov, Ivano-Frankovsk, Nikolayev, and Odessa. I want to give you one example from Odessa. I spoke with a man who’s a Peoples Deputy from Odessa. He reminded me of a video posted long ago on the social networks showing the mass graves of unknown people.

Today, there’s a heavy guard over the area. Other cemeteries have fresh graves; they’ve dug 10 to 40 additional pits. This situation is the same in almost every cemetery in Odessa and the surrounding oblast. There are also a growing number of unidentified burial sites of ATO dead. The state allocates funds for such funerals immediately. However, as always, social spending gets nothing. They only bring in the ATO dead to the morgue at night and carefully hide the information from their loved ones. They try to dress the body in the appropriate uniform and prepare it for burial. Moreover, the morgue staff said that many of the bodies come to them lacking internal organs. If they can’t identify a body, they send it to the crematorium, burn it, and toss the ashes down the sewer. They conceal everything very carefully.

They bury some of the ATO dead in unmarked graves… their mothers think that their sons are merely missing in action. After my post, I received a message that they started to dig new graves in Dnepropetrovsk. People ask the cemetery workers, “Why are you digging so many graves?” The workers reply that winter’s coming, the ground hardens, and it’s difficult to dig graves. It’s amazing that all these graves are in one straight line. My contact also told me that the cemetery workers said that the graves were for Ukrainian soldiers. That’s the exact same situation as in the other areas I mentioned.

PS

It is a pity that the Ukrainian people don’t understand where this leads and what the country is becoming. [The junta] is leading us all to a large newly-dug cemetery they call “the new European future”.

In Respect,

Aleksei Zhuravko

21 October 2017

Aleksei Zhuravko

Facebook

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Aleksei Zhuravko: Happy Donetsk City Day!

_____________________________

Dear Friends! People of Donetsk!

I want to congratulate all of you all on Donetsk City Day! You Donetsk folk were always the pride of the USSR and (later) of the Ukraine. Your hometown is an example of courage and dedication! Donetsk isn’t a financial centre, it isn’t a port, and it isn’t a resort city… Donetsk is a labour town! It first and always valued work and labour! Maybe because its wealth comes from under the earth, Donetsk remembers its roots; for 23 years, it was the stronghold of sober-minded Ukrainians who remembered and valued history, a lot that always opposed calling executioners and traitors heroes. Today, Donetsk defends its roots and history with weapons in hand, to have the right to a future without fascists. Knowing the courage, selflessness, and heroism of Donetsk folk, I’m sure you’ll win. This victory won’t only be yours… it’d be a victory for the entire Ukraine because your victory would mean the collapse of the régime in Kiev placed there by the occupiers! Thank you, men of Donetsk, for your courage! Thank you for your bravery, fortitude, and dedication! I’m proud of you and your invincible spirit; I admire you for it, and offer you my best wishes with all my heart!

Happy Donetsk City Day! Happy birthday, to the Hero City of Donetsk!

In Respect,

Aleksei Zhuravko

27 August 2017

Aleksei  Zhuravko

Facebook

Next Page »

Blog at WordPress.com.