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Saturday, 3 February 2018

3 February 2018. A Seen by Vitaly Podvitsky: 75th Anniversary of the Defeat of the German Fascists in the Battle of Stalingrad

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Today, 75 years ago, Soviet troops defeated the German fascists in the Battle of Stalingrad. Eternal glory to our heroic grandfathers!

2 February 2018

Vitaly Podvitsky Masterskaya Karikatury

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Thursday, 12 June 2014

Stalingrad! President Putin Offered a Chance to Return a Symbol of the Great Victory

00aa Stalingrad Anniversary. 2013. 03.02.13

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At a meeting with VOV vets, President V V Putin stated that he’d think about holding a referendum on returning the name of Stalingrad to Volgograd. Putin emphasised that, under Russian law, the inhabitants decide what to call a particular federal subject or subdivision, saying, “In this case, the residents should hold a referendum to decide this question. We’ll carry out what they decide”. Obviously, if there were a referendum, most residents would vote for the return the name of their city to Stalingrad. President Putin noted that all of Europe knows the name of Stalingrad; in fact, in Paris, there’s a square called “Place de la Bataille-de-Stalingrad”. This is an important matter, for it’s a restoration of our historical memory. Stalingrad will be a touchstone for the Russian people’s identity, allowing us a correct evaluation of our great past and be a guide to an equally great future. It’s time to rid ourselves of inferiority complexes imposed upon Russia [by the West]. The last time that returning Volgograd to Stalingrad saw serious discussion was in early 2013, when the whole country celebrated the 70th anniversary of the victory in the Battle of Stalingrad. RF Federation Council Chairman V I Matviyenko said, “Not everyone knows that there’s a Stalingrad station on the Métro de Paris. However, if you want to rename the city, you have to ask its residents, we need to hold a referendum”. To return the name of Stalingrad to this city of Russian glory is to return to us our dignity and to reawaken our self-awareness as a victorious nation!

Editor:

How much do you wanna bet that the usual cast of suspects in the Russian diaspora will scuttle out of their rat holes and scream bloody murder about Stalin? Do bear in mind that most of those who do so had family neck-deep in Nazi collaboration, either in KONR or in the Vlasov traitor movement. The Russian Federation refuses, for good cause, to rehabilitate those who participated in KONR or were Vlasovtsy. They’re viewed, and rightly so, as perfidious traitors on the level of Mazepa. Some of those who fit this description are priests, other are employees of Western intel agencies (some, interestingly enough, are both). That is, many of them didn’t stop being collaborators of the enemies of Holy Rus in 1945… they still scuttle around Langley, dancing to the West’s tune, attacking their ancestral motherland for the sake of filthy lucre.

Stalingrad is a name of HONOUR. It’s where decency smashed the Fascist beast… it still lingered for some two more years, but the end was never in doubt. Anyone who’d attack the name of “Stalingrad” is a supporter of objective evil… remember that when you hear the rants from certain quarters. Ponder this… Russian collaborators helped the Nazis run the camps… the Workers’ and Peasants’ Red Army liberated the camps… which do you say was on the side of good and decency?

11 June 2014

Anton Karamazov

TsIA Novorossiya

http://novorus.info/news/vlast/16880-putin-predlozhil-vernut-imya-goroda-stalingrad.html

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

18 February 2014. A Point to Ponder from HH… We Must REMEMBER Our History…NOT Erase It

00 Patriarch Kirill. Mamayev Kurgan. 18.02.14

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One can take the above quote two ways. Firstly, it means that ALL of Russian history is ours… the old Empire, the USSR, the Nasty Nineties (when the ROCOR stabbed the Motherland in the back at the behest of Langley)… it’s all ours, and all of it holds lessons for us. Those who attack the Soviet legacy (like an ignorant loudmouth priest on the ROCOR official website) are WRONG… you’ll usually find them to be nasty-minded enablers of the worst greedster elements of the American Hard Right. Anyone who wants to “erase” the Soviet legacy is a damned fool… and HH showed us that by his honouring of the podvig of the Red Army at Stalingrad (then again, he doesn’t have KONR and Vlasovtsy traitors in his family tree, does he?). 

Secondly, it means that we can’t erase portions of our history merely because they’re “inconvenient” for this one or that one amongst the powers-that-be. Here in the Russian Orthodox diaspora, we have to stop lying about our past (for that’s what we’re doing now… and it’s WRONG). We have to own up to the Church War and to Feodosy Lazor and to Gleb Podmoshensky (and to Seraphim Rose, who wasn’t wrapped overly-tightly) and to Seraphim Storheim. If we don’t, we not only won’t grow, we’ll stop living, and we’ll die out (deservedly). 

All of our history is ours… none of it’s so shameful that we need to hide any of it. It’s what our forebears did. They did their best… just as we try to. They did wrong things (and dumb things), just as we do. Don’t attend to anyone who attacks this or that part of our past. They have agendas… they’re evil. After all, if the truth sets you free, then, falsehood fastens chains around us. Keep that in mind when you hear certain loud sorts condemn Stalin… and when those same sorts try to cover over inconvenient truths about our Church history. Keep your wits about you and remember that knowledge is NEVER a bad thing. 

Никто не забыт и ничто не забыто… No one is forgotten, nothing is forgotten.

Keep it focused…

BMD

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Wednesday, 20 November 2013

20 November 2013. Looking Back…Looking Forward…

00 Moscow. Crowd at Manezh. 19.11.13

Looking back… line at the Manezh for an exhibition on the Romanov Dynasty

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Vals Yunkerov… a song of the White Armymen of character and honour

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Irakli Toidze. The Mother-Motherland Calls! 1941

The Mother-Motherland Calls!

Irakli Toidze

1941

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My Army… “Our Great October is with us, the song of Red fighters as well, the first day of war and the victory salute, and the fate of our fallen fathers, you, my army, you are always on guard, you are my love and my destiny”(the song proper doesn’t begin until 0:20 of the vid). There was character amongst Reds, as well…

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00 Stalingrad. Mother Motherland Calls. 07.02.13

The spirit of the Great Victory lives! The Mother-Motherland Calls statue on Mamayev Kurgan on the Stalingrad battlefield

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Looking forward… a new commie pop song… Communists, Forward! (with English subtitles)… “The people are ready for the final fight!”

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These things AREN’T unrelated. As Comrade Zyuganov said on Red Square and President Putin said at Valdai, Russian History is an indivisible and unified whole… we can’t remove parts of it to suit our childish and self-centred fancies. Kievan Rus is ours… Medieval Muscovy is ours… the Tsardom of Russia is ours… Imperial Russia is ours… the USSR is ours… it’s ALL ours. That’s why Comrade Zyuganov went to the exhibition at the Manezh on the Romanovs and went away moved. Remember, those who attack the Soviet legacy have agendas… most of them sold out to the West years ago (especially, one who lives in the District‘s chi-chi suburb of Takoma Park, I’d say).

It’s ALL ours… or, NONE of it is ours. I say, “I’ll take it all, the bitter with the sweet”… it’s all MY RUSSIA… and the wind is blowing “leftwards” (don’t forget, HH is friends with the Castro brothers (and here), NOT with the Bush clan)… fancy that…

BMD

 

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