Voices from Russia

Friday, 1 June 2018

1 June 2018. Today is World Children’s Day… A Wry View From Vitaly Podvitsky

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The International Day for Protection of Children is observed in many countries as Children’s Day on 1 June since 1950. It was established by the Women’s International Democratic Federation at its congress in Moscow on 4 November 1949. In other words, it’s a positive Soviet legacy.

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Saturday, 26 August 2017

Aleksei Zhuravko sez “Enough of the Killing of Our Kids in the Donbass”

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Dear Friends!

I want to repeat this post; it’s still relevant today. I’m Disabled First Group; I have no usable hands and feet. I’ve decided to fight for truth, for peace, for freedom without fascism and Nazism, as well as against the current Ukrainian authorities, who murder their own people, killing children and old people, and destroying infrastructure. I’ve been to Donetsk myself; I’ve seen the grief and tragedy there. It’s scary that kids are dying today. More than 200 children have already died in this senseless civil war. Today, I want to appeal to all like-minded people, who stand with me. Let’s support the movement #khvatitubivatʹ (Enough of the Killing) of Our Kids in the Donbass. I mean, each of us can determine our common fate; it’s not just the Donbass. My only wish is for peace.

Peace… that’s the only way that we’ll have a future.

In Respect,

Aleksei Zhuravko

26 August 2017

Aleksei Zhuravko

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

18 April 2017. From the Russian Web… I Won’t Give You Up for Anything

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This image isn’t originally Russian, but the RuNet has made it all its own…

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Thursday, 6 April 2017

6 April 2017. Today is the World Day of Animation… Greetings from the Evil Empire!

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Some of the most iconic Sov-era multifilm characters are in the above image. In the centre, of course, is Kot Leopold (Leopold the Cat)… there’s also the Wolf and the Hare from Nu Pogodi (Just You Wait)… Krokodil Gena (Gena the Crocodile) and Cheburashka… the Bremen Town Musicians… just to name a few. The standard of Soviet animation was very high… perhaps, better on average than that found in the USA. There was no profit motive involved, therefore, the artistic standards came first, not commercial greed…

Now, what was Potapov saying about the evil empire? It looks like he misidentified it… yes… its capital is on the banks of the Potomac…

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