Voices from Russia

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

A Dog’s Loyalty

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Gravestone of Dog Lyalka, who went down in the pit every day with the miners. “Years of Canine Loyalty” “from the Pervomaiskaya miners”


Dog Lyalka was born near the pithead of the mine… for half-a-dozen years she went down in the pit along with the miners. They considered her a member of the work brigade; she was the mascot of the collective. She nosed out what was wrong; she warned of dangers. Her stated job was to catch rats, but she knew all the ins-and-outs of the workings. When she died, the miners buried her on the works property.

22 June 2015

Russkoe Obozrenie. Russia. Putin


Thursday, 2 April 2015

First Mine Lava Created in DNR Opened In Makeyevka

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“Lava” is a special mining term peculiar to the Donbass. It refers to underground excavations of considerable length (from a few dozen to several hundred metres) giving access to transport and ventilation excavation drifts or cuttings.



Today, our correspondent on the scene reported the formal opening in Makeyevka of the first mine lava created in the DNR. Maksim Leshchenko, the Head of Administration for the Chairman of the DNR Government, said, “Today, is a symbolic day for our Republic… we’ve opened up our first new lava. We’re working steadily in energy, to supply our coal-fired power plants. The DNR not only can fight, it can labour, too. The people of the Donbass are a hard-working lot who know their jobs; this, once again, confirms it”. According to Leshchenko, plans call for the new fully-mechanised Kholodnaya Balka longwall mine (GP* Makeyevugol) to produce about 1,000 tons of coal a day at a depth of 750 metres. Lava equipment includes CD-80 Shoring, SP-251 Conveyor, and UKD 200/250 Mining Combine.

  • GP: госпредприятия/gospredpriyatiya/State Owned Enterprise

GP Makeyevugol General director Mikhail Nichipor said, “we performed technical repairs at our plant in plant in Makeyevka on ore extractors, conveyors, and mining combines, on all the machines necessary for the mine.  Today, the Kholodnaya Balka mine employs many young people; it forms the basis for GP Makeyevugol. Introducing the fifth western lava shaft, we hope to mine 1,600-1,700 tons of coal per day. In April, we plan to extract 48 thousand tons of coal. In total, Nichipor said that GP Makeyevugol plans to employ seven mine lavas in 2015. “These are two lavas in the Butovskaya mine, now engaged in restoration workings after flooding, two in the Kirov mine, and one each in the Yasinovskaya-Glubokaya, Chaikino, and Severnaya mines”. Leshchenko promised that the DNR government would support GP Makeyevugol in its endeavours, “I’d like to repeat [Nichipor’s] words, who wished the miners trouble-free work and timely pay packets. In view of the attacks that battered our mines, including those of GP Makeyevugol, they need government support, and we will do it”.

31 March 2015

DAN Donetsk News Agency


Tuesday, 10 March 2015

10 March 2015. As Seen by Vitaly Podvitsky… We Mourn the Zasyadko Miners

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We Mourn the Zasyadko Miners

Vitaly Podvitsky



We praise those who die as they aim for the skies as heroes. However, those who die digging in the bowels of the earth are no less worthy of our honour. I dedicate this to all those who died on 4 March at the Zasyadko mine.

4 March 2015

Vitaly Podvitsky

Russian Bear Cartoon Workshop


Sunday, 7 December 2014

Loudmouth Uniate Pigs Avert Looming Power Plant Shutdown… WITH RUSSIAN COAL!

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Read this.The loudmouth Uniate filth call us names and lie about us incessantly… but the only way that they can avert a shutdown of the electrical generation system is to rely on Russian coal… 50,000 tons of coal from the Kuzbass in Siberia. I rest my case… they scream at us, yet, they always have their begging bowl out… they can’t run a modern state worth beans. If this doesn’t expose the Unia (and Uniates) as illegitimate, incompetent, and shameless… well, you simply don’t want to accept the reality that’s out there.


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