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Friday, 23 December 2016

23 December 2016. These are MY Heroes… Yekaterina Illarionovna Kalinchuk Demina

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Today, 22 December, is the 91st birthday of Yekaterina Illarionovna Kalinchuk Demina… a legendary veteran of the VOV. At 16-years-old, she became a medical orderly in the 369 Separate Naval Infantry Battalion of the Danube Flotilla. She served with that unit throughout the entire war, being at the front in the Caucasus and Stalingrad, ending up in Hungary and Austria. She was a frontline hero, winning not only the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin, but also two Orders of the Red Banner, the Order of the Patriotic War (First Class), and the Medal “For Courage”.

Congratulations, Yekaterina Illarionovna! Happy birthday! We wish you health and many years!

22 December 2016

Yevgeni Spitsyn

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Editor:

Compare Yekaterina Illarionovna to John McCain… there’s no comparison between a real heroine and a posturing cowboy, is there?  McCain was no coward, but he was no hero either. Old hands warned him many times that his recklessness would end badly, but he refused to listen to his elders and betters (nothing much has changed in him, has it?). The US Navy refused to promote this son and grandson of admirals to flag rank (a friend told me that the Navy didn’t want such a man in command of a task force… they feared that he’d kill others to prove his macho creds). On the other hand, Yekaterina Illarionovna did her duty at the front, showing not only prudence (for she did survive four years of the most-gruelling war ever fought), but also heroism (as her decorations prove to all comers).

I know whom I admire. It’s NOT John McCain. I confide that I’m not alone in thinking that way.

BMD

Sunday, 20 November 2016

20 November 2016. Today is HH’s Birthday… He’s 70… На многая лета!

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HH chatting with his good friend Comrade Zyuganov… just think, Potapov and Whiteford have to commemorate Red Kirill at EVERY LITURGY! What a laugh! God does exist… and He has a wicked sense of humour…

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Today is HH’s birthday… he’s 70. One of the people invited to the shindig was Tikhon Mollard. Mollard got tons more (and better) attention from HH than Fatso ever got. Of course, Mollard isn’t really the head of an autocephalous Local Church… everybody knows that the OCA is a Stepin Fetchit dependency of the Centre. HH still looks hale and hearty… he’s got another good ten years in him, if anything. I’ll say this… if you want to cross Kirill Mikhailovich, you’d best get up early and you’d best succeed on the first try… just sayin’…

BMD

Sunday, 9 October 2016

9 October 2016. Friday Was VVP’s Birthday!

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Friday was Vladimir Vladimirovich’s 64th birthday! He’s two years older than I am… so, I’m well aware that he’s thinking of the future and of who’s going to carry on after he retires (or dies). The smart word has it that D O Rogozin, the Deputy Chairman of the Government and head of the defence industry apparat is the leading candidate. Dmitri Olegovich is a nationalist, a socialist, and a patriot… what’s not to like in any of that? He’s also anti-American to the core and a determined foe of the hegemonist aggressors in Washington. The future looks good for the Rodina, in that respect…

Like all Russians, VVP keeps cats. Our saying is, “A house isn’t a home unless it has a cat in it”. In the above image, VVP shows the truth of that adage…

BMD

 

Saturday, 13 August 2016

OFFICIAL Congratulations from His Holiness Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev to Fidel Castro on the 90th Anniversary of His Birth

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OFFICIAL

Señor Fidel Castro Ruz

Dear Comandante!

On the day of your 90th birthday, please, accept my heartfelt congratulations on this significant date. The Lord gave you long life. Over the years, you gained valuable governing experience, you earned great prestige both in your homeland and abroad, and you wrote your name in the annals of Cuban and world history. Largely due to your personal involvement, the Russian and Cuban peoples developed friendly relations. The Russian Orthodox Church is grateful to you for your attention to Orthodox Christians in Cuba and for your help with the construction project of a new church for the parish of the Kazan Wonderworking Icon of the Most Holy Birthgiver in Havana. I have good memories of our meetings, especially, my warm fellowship with you during my visit to “the Island of Liberty” this last February. On this festive day, I wish you bodily health, peace of mind, and help from the Lord on the path of life.

Sincerely,

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Patriarch of Moscow and all the Russias

First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church

13 August 2016

Patriarchia.ru

MP official website

http://www.patriarchia.ru/db/text/4583671.html

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