Voices from Russia

Sunday, 5 November 2017

5 November 2017. “Hedgehog in the Fog”: The Best Multifilm Ever Made

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Many animators consider Ёжик в тумане (Hedgehog in the Fog) one of the best-made multifilms ever. The plot is simple… a little hedgehog is on his way to visit his friend the bear cub. The two would meet every night to drink tea from the cub’s samovar. As they drank their tea, the hedgehog and the bear would chat and count the stars together. The 10-minute film is about Hedgehog’s misadventures on one of his trips to visit the Bear Cub. This is one of the most-loved Sov-era multifilms, and people still view it today.

As for the quote from the film, I’ll simply say that the only kind of friendship that I extend is the real kind. I don’t deal in alliances or temporary setups. If I extend friendship to you, trust me, you can expect me to treat your confidences as sacred. Have people betrayed me, with people that I thought friends being otherwise? Certainly… that’s why I only offer real friendship. I don’t offer it lightly. Most people aren’t worth it. The most-untrustworthy lot are clergy… I’ve never met so many phonies and poseurs in my life as I have amongst this cohort. That’s why I find honest clergy a real find. To say that such are rare finds is an understatement…

BMD

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Thursday, 5 January 2017

Hit the Road Barack

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It seems like Barack Obama decided to follow the principle “last one who leaves turns off the light”. He ordered imposing new sanctions against Russia. However, the Russian side took it with good humour. For example, the Russian embassy in the UK expressed its reaction on new sanctions via Twitter. Western media immediately reacted on this tweet. The Washington Times decided that Russia was making fun of the recent diplomatic row between the two countries. Mashable didn’t want to believe that Russian diplomats responded to the conflict with a meme. The Independent wrote that the Russian response “was fast, and in some cases, rather amusing”. Business Insider called it “a snide response”.

30 December

Sputnik International

https://sputniknews.com/cartoons/201612301049136280-lame-duck-last-move/

Saturday, 30 April 2016

30 April 2016. As Seen by Vitaly Podvitsky… Christ is Risen!

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God be with you, my dear friends. May all of you have peace, spiritual tranquillity, and God’s Presence.

30 April 2016

Vitaly Podvitsky

Vitaly Podvitsky Masterskaya Karikatury

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Editor:

You needed proof of the revival in Russia? Stick your finger in the wound for yourself…

BMD

Saturday, 2 April 2016

2 April 2016. Political Cartoonists Give Us Three Reasons Why American “Conservatism” is EVIL

00 Dana Summers. Affluenza. 2015 311215

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00 Pat Bagley GOP Freedom of Worship 2014 311215

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00 Steve Sack. The North Carolina Hoo-Hoo Inspector. 2016

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The first cartoon illustrates “The rich are above the law”. The second illustrates “The rich deserve our worship and adoration”. The third illustrates “Freedom from government regulation… except for those who disagree with us or those whom we consider outcasts”. All of these are basic tenets of American “conservatism”. There’s a reason I oppose the sludge spouted by the late William F Buckley, Pat Buchanan, and Donald Trump… I know that I’m not alone. The Good Lord loves HAPPY WARRIORS. Oppose godless “conservatism” with all your might but don’t hate… God loves John Whiteford and Rod Dreher… He wants them to turn from their Mammon-crazed sin and live. Pray for your enemies… we’re Christians, that’s what we do. However, as we pray for them, we still oppose and fight them with all our might… that’s the way of things. Godlessness dressed in the vesture of “religion” is the most noxious and most corrosive of all evils… do reflect on that…

Keep the faith and #Feel the Bern…

BMD

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