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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



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!



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




Saturday, 24 November 2012

24 November 2012. BelTA Infographics. The Difference Between Ded Moroz and Santa Claus


I needed to find something to “explain” the differences between our beloved Russian Ded Moroz and Santa Claus. I found this BelTA Infographic… increased the canvas size slightly, used more appropriate typefaces… and, zounds! You have the present graphic… that fills the bill very nicely, indeed.


30 December 2011




Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Reburial of 35 Civilians Killed in VOV in Chashniki Raion (Vitebsk Oblast) in Belarus


On 19 November, the remains of 35 civilians executed during the Great Patriotic War were reburied in Chashniki Raion (Vitebsk Oblast). For years, local residents asked the authorities to look into information that allegedly there was a place of mass execution of civilians near the village of Koptevichi. According to eyewitnesses, during the Nazi occupation, the occupation forces killed people of different nationalities… Poles, Belarusians, Jews, and Roma. To accommodate the local residents’ requests, the Chashniki Raion Executive Committee asked for help from the 52nd Search Battalion, which is in charge of searching for the bodies of fallen soldiers and civilians. The battalion discovered the remains of 35 people.

20 November 2012



Editor’s Note:

The priest has no qualms about blessing the reburial of Poles, Jews, and Roma people, who weren’t Orthodox. The Real Church doesn’t have all the nasty hangups that the konvertsy have… thank God. God bless this priest… he did the right thing. “Love one another as I have loved you”… indeed…


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