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Saturday, 20 October 2018

20 October 2018. Genprokuratura Reclassifies Kerch Terakt as Criminal Matter


The Genprokuratura reclassified the Kerch terakt from terrorism to murder. That is, it views it more as a criminal matter than a terrorist incident. Trust me, it doesn’t mean that the incident wasn’t momentous or that there wasn’t a serious loss of life. It simply means that the preponderance of the evidence points to a criminal rather than a terrorist action. It doesn’t lessen the tragedy one little bit, however, it does change the complexion of the response. I’ll say this, though… the security at the Kerch Bridge just went up a notch. NATO is boasting that it’s going to hold exercises in the Sea of Azov. To do so means crossing the Kerch Strait, which is in Russian territorial waters. I do hope that the boastful and feral Anglos rethink this one…

Just one last thing… the Galician Uniates and schismos are all agog with glee on the web over this tragic event. It tells you much about them and their American paymasters, doesn’t it?



Friday, 14 August 2015

New LNR Criminal Code Excludes Death Penalty

01 behind bars in jail


Today, the Deputies of the LNR Peoples Soviet approved a new Criminal Code that excludes the death penalty. During discussion of the bill, deputies passed an amendment that excludes using the death penalty in the LNR. Konstantin Matsyurak, Chairman of the LNR Peoples Soviet Committee on State Security and Defence, Law Enforcement, Judicial System, Rule of Law, and Protection of Human Rights and Freedoms, told us, “The Criminal Code provides for the total confiscation of property and life imprisonment. Today, enough people die in the war. In addition, we’re moving towards entering the Eurasian Economic Union, so we need to be as close as possible to norms found in Russian legislation and codes”. The new LNR Criminal Code states, “Life imprisonment is possible for the most serious crimes encroaching on life itself, as well as for especially serious crimes against public health and morality, public security, and sexual abuse of minors under 14-years-old. Women, juvenile criminals (under 18-years-old), and men over 65-years-old are exempt from life sentences”.

14 August 2015

LITs Lugansk Information Centre


Thursday, 21 May 2015

Genprokuratura Opened Criminal Case Against LNR Minister of Education

00 L M Lapteva. LNR. Lugansk PR. 21.05.15


Today, Sergei Gorenko, LNR First Deputy Genprokurator, told a media briefing that the LNR Genprokuratura opened a criminal case against LNR Minister of Education, Science, and Religion L M Lapteva in re illicit, unauthorised, and extralegal use of official stamps and seals. He said, “On 21 May, the Genprokuratura received materials from the LNR MGB. Following this, Genprokuratura investigators opened a criminal case under Article 357 Part 2 of the UK* in re unauthorised usage of stamps and seals of the Ministry of Education, Science, and Religion against Lesya Mikhailovna Lapteva. At present, we’re clarifying the facts of the case, so we’re looking at the Ministry as a whole, as well as investigating Lapteva personally. Our investigation of the Ministry of Education, Science, and Religion will have no impact on the general educational process in LNR educational institutions”.

  • UK: Criminal Code

21 May 2015

LITs Lugansk Information Centre



Russian courts do NOT follow Common Law, as do the Anglosphere countries. Rather, they follow universal Continental practise, using Civil Law/Roman Law. Therefore, there are no real “prosecutors” or “defenders” in the Common Law sense. A procurator is a state attorney, but must present evidence favourable to the defendant if it becomes available.

This proves that human frailties exist in the Peoples Republics. That’s why the UK exists… people DO break the law. Let justice take its course.


Wednesday, 28 August 2013

28 August 2013. A Few Sane Words on the Gay Debate

gay parade in st petersburg


There’s been much back n’ forth debate on the topic of the Russian law on homosexuality. Here’s what I wrote to a member of the Cabinet:

The Russian law is clear. It forbids homosexual marriage and homosexual suborning of minors. It does NOT stigmatise or criminalise adult homosexual acts between consenting adults in private. What opposition there is comes from social and religious, not legal, sources. Gay parades are verboten, but I can see where such a ban actually helps gays. If there were open gay parades, it’d lead to violence in the streets, which would make the situation much worse. Twenty years ago, homosexuality was in the Criminal Code. Now, it isn’t. The situation is much better. As President Lukashenko put it, “I don’t like golubiye (gays). However, they can do as they please in their homes and clubs. It’s not against the law. However, they won’t be allowed to parade in the streets”. Compared to the mandatory gaol sentences imposed in the past, Russians HAVE “come a long way, baby”. To push for more at this time would be unwise. I think that Russia will come to the same position as Cuba has at present (that is, a tolerance of homosexuals, but without “homosexual marriage”). However, Westerners shouldn’t pressure Russia… it’d be counter-productive. Marches and placard-waving will do NO good. Let things work themselves out naturally… that’s the ticket.

As an MP priest wrote to me (he emphasised strongly that he was speaking for himself alone, not for the Church at large):

Yes, active homosexual conduct is sinful, but so is heterosexual sexual conduct outside of marriage. There are many sins worse than homosexuality is. No, homosexuals aren’t “shunned”, nor are they excommunicates. As you always say, “Reflect on this”… well, reflect that the worst sin is the Sin Against the Holy Spirit, and that God won’t forgive that. Homosexuality isn’t that… but placing Mammon in God’s place is. Again, as you always say, “Just sayin’”…

What gives me hope is that there’s a REAL Church out there, and that it still follows its old true Traditions. That disappoints the Radicals, both on the Left and on the Right, but it suits us real people just fine. I’ll confide that I’m not alone in sticking to the tried and true…

BMD barbara-drezhlo28 August 2013

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Assumption of the Most Holy Mother of God

Albany NY 

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