Voices from Russia

Monday, 1 September 2014

1 September 2014. Video. Liturgy on Top of Beshtau in Stavropol Krai

01zc Faces of a Religious Procession

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This is a clip of a liturgy held at the top of Beshtau in the Caucasus in Stavropol Krai. The first half is from the liturgy; the second four minutes is the bishop’s sermon (in Russian). Watch it for the visuals… now, this was an OTPUST! WOW! My knees ached just looking at it… THIS is Holy Rus… this is why the patriots in Novorossiya shall win in the end…

с Нами бог!

BMD

Saturday, 23 August 2014

23 August 2014. THIS is Why Georgia WON’T be in the EU Any Time Soon…

00 Georgia 01. 23.08.14

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00 Georgia. Tbilissi. procession. 08.06.14

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00 georgian soldiers. orthodox. 08.06.14

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The EU has demanded that Georgia put in pro-gay laws or they won’t let them in. Well, Patriarch Ilie said that Georgian people wouldn’t stand for that. The Western media vilified him… he was only speaking the truth. If they put such laws into place now, it’d lead to massive civil disobedience… it’d actually put things BACK… but the Westerners (the Anglos, in particular) are so clueless and stupid that they don’t see it at all. If the EU wants Georgia, they have to take it as it is. They won’t be able to change any hearts or minds… this is the Caucasus, after all! Trust me… it WILL NOT happen! Look at the above images… even if they only go to Easter liturgy and that’s it, most Georgians consider themselves Orthodox (they don’t use the goofy screwball Proddie definitions of membership that the American konvertsy use) and that still means something in these parts. If the West tries to ram pro-gay laws down their throats, the Georgians will realise that the Russians ARE their friends. There IS such a thing as the Law of Unintended Consequences…

BMD

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

American-Sponsored “Monitoring Groups” Attack Georgian Orthodox Bishop

Mikhail Sabinin. The Glory of Iveria. late 19th century

The Glory of Iveria

Mikhail Sabinin

late 19th century

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Editor:

Civil Georgia is a known Langley front… yet, it’s white propaganda, not black. What it disseminates is true, but it isn’t the whole story. Reflect on this… the neocons LOVE it when American extremists like Franklin Graham and the Mormons support American adventuring abroad and defend the hegemonic drive of the American Establishment… but when an Orthodox cleric speaks up about politics, they smear him and attack his reputation, as we see here. I seem to see bigotry and prejudice here. None dare call it EVIL… do note that Potapov and Paffso support Langley’s efforts…

BMD

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On Sunday, certain “monitoring groups” alleged that Bishop Jakob, one of the three deputies of Patriarch Ilia Ghudushauri-Shiolashvili, head of the Georgian Orthodox Church, violated the law when he weighed into election campaign with his sermon. On Monday, several election monitoring and human rights watchdog groups called on the Central Election Commission to look into the case. Vladyki Jakob usually delivers the sermon in Holy Trinity Cathedral when the Patriarch is absent. In his sermon at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Tbilisi, Bishop Jakob slammed the UNM opposition party and called on voters to go to the second round of local elections on 12 July to “reject” those who, as he put it, “didn’t repent for what they’ve done to the country” when they were in power. The Georgian election code bars religious organisations from election campaigning. According to the election code, violation of these rules carries a fine of GEL 2,000 (about USD 1,130). The Patriarch’s deputies, according to a constitutional agreement between the Georgian Orthodox Church and the state, represent the Church without requiring any additional authorisation.

Four election monitoring and human rights groups (International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy, Georgian Young Lawyers Association, Transparency International Georgia, and Human Rights Education and Monitoring Centre) said in their joint statement that the law prohibiting religious organisations from election campaigning aims at “protecting the electoral process from the influence of religious figures”. They said that probability of such influence is high in Georgia, taking into consideration the “high public confidence and authority enjoyed by religious organisations. Independence of election process is an important precondition for the development of a democratic and secular state”. These groups called on the Central Election Commission to study and react to this case of Bishop Jakob’s participation in the pre-election campaigning “in violation of election legislation”. The four groups called on religious groups “to refrain from any public action that appears to be pre-election campaigning”.

8 July 2014

Civil Georgia

http://www.civil.ge/eng/article.php?id=27464

Editor:

These “monitoring groups” are American-educated and –influenced cabals of neoliberal pigs intent on destroying the influence of the Holy Church in society. That’s what it is, full stop. Oh, it’s OK for the Southern Baptist Convention and the Mormons to be full-force involved in American politics… they back American warmongering and bless it. However, the Church doesn’t, so, America sics its attack dogs at it at every opportunity, as we see here. The US Government and the American Establishment aren’t our friends… and that’s that.

BMD  

Saturday, 8 February 2014

A Multimedia Presentation. RIA Novosti Presents… The Brightest Moments of the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi (Part One)

00 Sochi Olympics 01. 08.01.14

The opening of the Winter Olympics in Sochi went off before a large audience, combining the traditions of the Olympic movement and a deep insight into Russian history, accompanied by large-scale special effects.

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00 Sochi Olympics 03. fireworks. 07.01.14

The opening was at Fisht Olympic Stadium, named after a mountain in the Caucasus. In the Adyghe language, it means “white headed”.

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00 Sochi Olympics 02. 08.01.14

The main idea behind the ceremony was that it pictured a girl’s dream of Russia and its history in different periods. The first part of the show began with a flight by the main character over the country to music from Borodin‘s opera Knyaz Igor. 

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00 Sochi Olympics 03. 08.01.14

For the official opening of the Games, President Vladimir Putin said, “I declare these Games open”. Thomas Bach, the President of the IOC, thanked his Russian hosts, noting the success of the beginning of the Winter Olympics. He said, “Thank you!” in Russian. 

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00 Sochi Olympics 04. 08.01.14

The traditional parade of the national contingents divided the opening presentation into two parts. In this image, we see the members of the British team, who came into the stadium wearing Russian-style ushankas.

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00 Sochi Olympics 05. 08.01.14

Two-time Olympic champion luger Armin Zöggeler carried the banner of the Italian team.

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00 Sochi Olympics 06. 08.01.14

Skier Maria Höfl-Riesch, double champion of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, led the German team.

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00 Sochi Olympics 07. 08.01.14

México sent only one athlete to the Winter Olympics… Hubertus Prinz zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg. 55-year-old Hohenlohe marched in a suit styled after the outfit of a Mexican mariachi musician. This isn’t the first time that he’s amazed audiences with his outfit… in the last Olympics in Vancouver, he wore the outfit of a “pistolero”, a Mexican bandit. Besides this, Hohenlohe is the oldest contestant in the Sochi Olympics.

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00 Sochi Olympics 08. 08.01.14

The American team wore uniforms created by the famous designer Ralph Lauren. Their team is one of the largest contingents in Sochi.

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00 Sochi Olympics 09. 08.01.14

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich emotionally welcomed his team with the Ukrainian national flag.

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00 Sochi Olympics 10. 08.01.14

Bobsledder Aleksandr Zubkov carried the flag of the Russian Federation into the stadium, famous model Irina Shayk accompanied the team. They marched in to a song by TatuNot Gonna Get Us. Ura for the home team!

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00 Sochi Olympics 11. 08.01.14

The Leopard, Polar Bear and Bunny… the mascots of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi… came on stage to the theme music of the multifilm Nu Pogodi! in a new arrangement.

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The first Nu Pogodi! multifilm

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Sochi 2014 theme song

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00 Sochi Olympics 12. 08.01.14

The leaders of the SNG states were at the opening ceremony crowd. In this image, we see President of Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko with his son Nikolai, who are next to Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan.

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8 February 2014

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/sochi2014_news/20140208/993754184_993761620.html

 

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