Voices from Russia

Saturday, 23 January 2016

23 January 2015. Russia’s Healthy Attitude to History

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Russia has a healthy attitude to its history… Rus, Old Russia, the Tsardom of Russia, the Empire, the USSR. It’s all ours or none of it’s ours. President Lukashenko was right… our history is our history, it’s what it is, we have no other. That’s healthier than the attitude of the Amerikantsy toddlers, who believe themselves “exceptional and indispensable” and who think that they can redraw history on whim (the worst offenders being “conservatives”, interestingly enough).

I ask a simple question… where was “exceptional and indispensable” America in 988? The answer to that shows the vacuity, inanity, toxicity, and unreality of American “conservatism” and the evil that it espouses and does. Do ponder that well…

BMD

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

VTsIOM Poll Sez Russians Most Trust Nazarbayev and Lukashenko of Post-Soviet Leaders

00 Presidents Nazarbayev and Lukashenko. Kazakhstan and Belarus. 11.12.13

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A poll released Tuesday revealed that Russians rated Presidents Aleksandr Lukashenko of Belarus and Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan as the most trustworthy leaders of the former Soviet states. The head of the Russian Federation wasn’t included in the poll carried out by the all-Russian Public Opinion Research Centre (VTsIOM). Forty-one percent of respondents selected Lukashenko as the most trusted leader among non-Russian figures in the SNG. Amongst the remaining ten heads of state, only two scored higher than 5 percent… Nazarbayev had 33 percent, and Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich had 10 percent. Russians also rated the two countries, which are part of the Eurasian Economic Union (EvrAsES) Customs Union trade bloc, as Russia’s most dependable partners. Freedom House rated all but two SNG members… Kyrgyzstan and Moldova… “Not Free” on their index {Freedom House can kiss my ass. They call everyone who opposes Western corporate rape of their countries “Not Free”. They’re nothing but obsequious running dogs of the American oligarchs: editor}. The leaders of Kyrgyzstan and Moldova, which Freedom House describes as “Partly Free” {because Kyrgyzstan foolishly allows US forces on its territory and Moldova sucks up to the EU: editor} scored two percent apiece in VTsIOM’s trustworthiness survey. VTsIOM questioned 1,600 people across Russia in mid-November; the margin of error of the poll was +/- 3.4 percent.

11 December 2013

RIA-Novosti

http://en.ria.ru/world/20131211/185427248/Belarusian-Kazakh-Leaders-Most-Trusted-of-Post-Soviet-Leaders-.html

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

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

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