Voices from Russia

Thursday, 24 March 2016

24 March 2016. As Seen by Vitaly Podvitsky… Bruxelles… We’re With You…

00 Vitaly Podvitsky. Bruxelles... We're With You... 2016

Bruxelles… We’re With You…

Vitaly Podvitsky



Explosions in Brussels… Europe is on fire. This is the fruit of unreal and ill-conceived policies. All those who pointed the finger at Russia, now find themselves in worse straits. Europe couldn’t and didn’t see the fruits of those black seeds that it planted with its own hands. The policies of the USA and the EU towards the Middle East will long resonate in our airports, concert halls, and football stadiums… giving in to ISIS, trading with terrorists, attempting to “domesticate” these animals to use them for their own purposes, have only led to self-destruction. However, not only Hollande, Merkel, and Obama feel the ill effects… ordinary people, everyday Europeans, also experience that black reality today…

22 March 2016

Vitaly Podvitsky Masterskaya Karikatury



Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Russophobia is Like AIDS: Once Infected… You’re Always a Mark

00 Vitaly Podvitsky. Russophobia. 2015


Vitaly Podvitsky



When it comes to Russia, people tend to talk about Russians as “this unfortunate people that have no clue what freedom is”. To that, I answer, “How do you know? Have you lived in Russia? For example, unlike our Belgium, they have an opposition there. We don’t have one at all”. It’s true, in Belgium there’s no opposition. There are parties that weren’t part of the Government at the last election, and they sometimes criticise those who are in power. However, it isn’t an opposition in the proper sense. Nevertheless, as a rule, Belgians are simply unable to understand what I’m talking about. Western propaganda is so pervasive that most Belgians now view Russia as a belligerent country with a fascist dictatorship. Discussion with people is useless; you’re talking to a wall.

Every war has two phases… firstly, there’s a preparatory phase, with programmes, news, various kinds of propaganda, and lies on TV; then, comes the second stage… the war itself. Everything that I watch now shows that the preparatory phase has already begun. All of this follows a set scenario. Firstly, the rhetoric in the articles on the country of the supposed “enemy” changes… suddenly, this country doesn’t have a real government; its leader is no longer a President, but a “dictator”. Therefore, gradually, an image of an “enemy” emerges. However, when Belgians started to agree with the Russians, the media removed any mention of Russia.

Propaganda always portrays the leader of the putative “enemy” as an evil dictator; they tell us, “The people of this country suffer, and we now can help by toppling this dictator from power”. That’s how it was in the First World War and Second World War; all countries do that before they attack. They did that way back when, too. Let’s remember how we talked about dictatorial régimes and violence of Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi before the attacks on Iraq and Libya. By the way, these leaders also received the same treatment, first, they had their assets abroad frozen, and there was a publication of what they held. These are all signs of the first phase. Russia, of course, is a bit different. Let’s not forget, Russia has a strong army, which can smash Europe to bits without the use of nuclear weapons, everybody knows this, so we’re all perfectly aware of the consequences of a possible armed conflict with Russia. Therefore, everybody’s very careful and prudent with Russia.

Recently, the USA incessantly criticised Europe for miserly contributions to the NATO budget; they accused Europeans of cutting corners on the military budget because of financial problems caused by the economic crisis. However, the USA can’t fight alone; they need puppet-allies. During all the 25 years after the collapse of the USSR, NATO never gave up its ideas of attacking Russia. However, they had no pretext. Now, due to the chaos in the Ukraine, a pretext appeared, so, they’re actively developing plans. People of the older generation, bred on propaganda against the USSR have already accepted the idea of the inevitability of conflict with Russia. I know what they say; I grew up at a time when they told us constantly in school, “If the Russians come here, they’ll stick you in the Gulag”. The cry, “The Russians are coming!” is again relevant. When our Minister for Defence announced that 1,000 Belgian soldiers would go to the Baltic States in case of a Russian attack and that we need to increase NATO military budget expenditures, no one in the country raised any eyebrows. Russophobia is like AIDS…once infected, you’re always a mark. The only thing that prevents America from dominating the world is Russia. Therefore, don’t build illusions about a possible friendship in the future. I wish you fortitude and courage.

1 July 2015

Chris Roman

Masterskaya Karikatury



I’d like to remind my Orthodox readers that Victor Potapov grew grey in the service of the CIA as an unapologetic and mendacious purveyor of black propaganda via Radio Liberty, the CIA’s dezinformatsiya outlet to the Motherland. He’s never repented of his treason to Holy Rus and to the Holy Church. Think on this… that makes him one of the WORST Sergianists ever. Remember what a Sergianist is… a cleric who kisses the ass of the powers-that-be for personal enrichment, and who distorts the teaching of the Church to do so. Potapov is (or was) a responsible official in the CIA-front Radio Liberty (all know this, it’s no secret), he held a US official passport, he has an income well in excess of the median, and he tries unremittingly to link the Church with dubious Far Right groups, figures, and publications. That’s Sergianism, kids… funny, those who blubber the most about “Chekists in riassas” are Chekists in riassas themselves! Ponder that, if you will…


Thursday, 25 December 2014

Sputnik International Presents… Christmas Market Spree: Top Seasonal Haunts to Enjoy

00 Christmas Market 01. Strasbourg FRANCE. 25.12.14

The Christmas Market gate in Place Broglie, Strasbourg (Département Bas-Rhin. Région Alsace) FRANCE


00 Christmas Market 02. Edinburgh Scotland. 25.12.14

The Edinburgh Christmas Market at Princes Street, Edinburgh (City of Edinburgh Council Area. Edinburgh Lieutenancy Area) SCOTLAND UK


00 Christmas Market 03. Liseberg SWITZERLAND. 25.12.14

The Christmas Market in Liesberg (Bezirk Laufen/District de Laufon. Canton Basel-Landschaft/Bâle-Campagne) SWITZERLAND


00 Christmas Market 04. Seville SPAIN. 25.12.14

Christmas Market and lights in Sevilla (Sevilla Province. Autonomous Community of Andalucía) SPAIN


00 Christmas Market 05. Moscow RUSSIA. 25.12.14

Entertainers at the opening of the GUM ice skating rink on Red Square in Moscow (Federal City of Moscow. Central Federal Region) RF


00 Christmas Market 06. Köln GERMANY. 25.12.14

The Christmas Market (Weihnachtsmarkt) of Köln (Bezirk Köln. Metropolitan Region Rhein-Ruhr. Bundesland Nordrhein-Westfalen) GERMANY


00 Christmas Market 07. Copenhagen DENMARK. 25.12.14

Christmas in København (Region Hovedstaden) DENMARK


00 Christmas Market 08. Jena GERMANY. 25.12.14

Traditional Christmas Market in Jena (Bezirk Jena. Freistaat Thüringen) GERMANY


00 Christmas Market 09. London ENGLAND UK. 25.12.14

Spitalfields London Market, London (Greater London. London Region) ENGLAND UK


00 Christmas Market 10. Brussels BELGIUM. 25.12.14

An overview of the Christmas Market, Place Sainte-Catherine, Bruxelles/Brussel (Brussels-Capital Region) BELGIUM


16 December 2014

Sputnik International



Thursday, 20 February 2014

20 February 2014. Let’s Break the Tension… There be Some INTERESTING Cats Out There…

00 Cats 01. Millie the Guard Cat. 20.02.14

I think that we’re all wrung out with the story of the Kiev fighting. Yes… we’ll have to return to it. For now, let’s take a break and romp with the furbies…

This is Millie… she’s a guard cat in England. I shit you not… she guards the premises… and she does look SERIOUS…


00 Cats 02. Kuzma the Library Cat. 20.02.14

In Novorossisk, Kuzma is an “assistant librarian”… he takes his job very seriously…


00 Cats 03. Belgian Postal Cat. 20.02.14

In the 1970s, “post cats” appeared in Belgium, in a village near Liège. Yes, they deliver the mail… yes, they get it right… no, I don’t know how they do it…


00 Cats 04. Stubbs the Mayor Cat. 20.02.14

Stubbs is the “Acting Mayor” of Talkeetna AK USA… he’s been shot with an air gun, a dog gave him a vicious bite, but he lives up to the ideal of “I takes a licking, but I keeps on ticking”…


00 Cats 05. Larry  the UK Mouser Cat. 20.02.14

Larry is the Chief Mouser of the UK… he lives at 10 Downing Street. Vicious liars claim that Larry sleeps on the job, but every one knows that cats are nocturnal…


00 Cats 06. Tama the Station Master Cat. 20.02.14

Tama is the “station master” of the railway stop at Kishi Station on the Kishigawa Line in Kinokawa (Wakayama Prefecture) in Japan…. since Tama’s been on the job, ridership from the station is up 10 percent… would I lie to youse guys?

Let’s all smile and break the tension… for the cruel world is still waiting for us… but it can wait for a while, can’t it?



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