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Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Reburial of Red Army Heroes in Czechia with Full Military Honours

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At the Red Army cemetery in the Czech town of Hlučín (Moravian-Silesian Kraj), the remains of two Soviet pilots… G S Rogachko and Ye I Slyusarenko… received burial with full military honours. This cemetery is one of the largest burial places of Soviet soldiers in Czechia; it has the remains of 3,895 Red Army soldiers. Until now, records had the pilots as “missing”.

In August 2015, Czech searchers located the crash site of a Soviet Yakovlev Yak-9 fighter (s/n 5315374), shot down on 15 April 1945, near Zabreg (near Hlučín). In the wreckage, they found the remains of its 25-year-old pilot, Guards Lieutenant Yevgeni Ivanovich Slyusarenko. The searchers identified the Soviet fighter plane and its pilot through the serial numbers of the engine and aircraft, along with documents from TsAMO in the Russian Federation. In September 2015, in Petrovice u Karviné, searchers found and recovered the wreckage of another Soviet fighter, an American-built Bell P-39 Q-25 Airacobra (s/n 44-32665), shot down by German anti-aircraft guns, which crashed into a swamp near the railroad tracks. The shootdown of the American fighter, received from the USA under Lend-Lease, occurred on 13 April 1945. Russian documents identified the pilot as 27-year-old Senior Lieutenant Grigori Sergeyevich Rogachko, deputy commander of a squadron of 268 Fighter Regiment of 310 Fighter Aviation Division of the VVS-RKKA PVO. At the crash site, searchers found not only remnants of the aircraft, but also the remains of the pilot and some of his personal effects. According to documents, Guards Lieutenant Ye I Slyusarenko, born in Kiev in 1920, received his call to service from the Petrovsky RVK in 1939; Senior Lieutenant G S Rogachko came from Grodovka (Donetsk Oblast), being born in 1918.

The honour guard at the ceremony were members of a military history re-enactment group. They wore VOV-era uniforms and laid wreaths at the burial-place. We were able to establish the names of the pilots due to preserved documents and anthropological forensics, with participation from the Minoborony Rossii office for maintaining military memorials in Czechia. Honorary Consul of the Russian Federation in Ostrava Aleš Zedník noted:

Today, thanks to hardworking researchers, we bid farewell, not to unknown heroes, but to heroes known to many in Moravia and Silesia by their names and by their podvigs*. Thus, instead of the dry phrase “didn’t return from combat mission”, we shed light on their all-too-human fate.

  • Podvig: Should NEVER be “Englished”… one of the most powerful words in the Russian language. There are literally no English equivalents strong enough. Podvig has overtones of “epic”, “heroic”, “bravery”, “self-sacrifice”, “victory”, “effort”, and “triumph”. It’s best to leave it as is, and admit that English lacks the necessary material to give meaning to this word.

A N Budaev (Consul General of the Russian Federation in Brno), Aleš Zedník (Honorary Consul of the Russian Federation in Ostrava),  P Pašek (Mayor of Hlučín), I V Shchepin (Military Attaché of the Russian Federation in the Czech Republic), V V Konnov (head of the Minoborony Rossii office for maintaining military memorials in Czechia), Russian Orthodox church representatives, ordinary Russians, and members of Czech veterans and public organisations attended the burial ceremony. Fr Nikolaj, pastor of the Orthodox parish in Ostrava, served Pannikhida.

28 August 2016

Minoborony Rossii

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Monday, 13 April 2015

Podkarpatskaya Created Inter-Nationality Assembly

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Krajina reported that on 9 April, in Mukačevo at the Rusin Dom, the Inter-Nationality (Межнациональной) Assembly of Podkarpatskaya held its first meeting. The founders of the Assembly were prominent public figures of the Rusin, Magyar, and Romanian communities of Podkarpatskaya, including representatives of the Coordinating Council of Rusin Organisations and the Union of Romanians in Podkarpatskaya Transcarpathia. For the first time in many years in Podkarpatskaya, an association represented civic activists from different nationalities. Representatives of various organisations, well-known local politicians, historians, healthcare workers, educators, and business-owners, expressed their willingness to undertake joint efforts for regional development. The main purpose of the 500 Assembly delegates was to call for a united effort of Rusin, Magyar, and Romanian community leaders and activists to protect their rights, freedoms, and interests. The Assembly also wants to organise work for the conservation and enhancement of the cultural and historical heritage and traditional values ​​of the nationality groups in Podkarpatskaya. Its activities will address the needs of more than 1 million people in Podkarpatskaya, of the various nationalities living in the region, affecting some 90 percent of the total population.

The founding meeting elected Co-Chairmen of the Assembly… Ladislav Letsovich, Head of the Coordination Council of Rusin Organisations, Olga Gajdos, Deputy Head of Mukačevo district branch of the Society of Hungarian Culture in Podkarpatskaya (KMKS), and Ivan Miklovda, Deputy Head of the Union of Romanians in Podkarpatskaya. Practical leadership in the Assembly will come from a Directorate and a Council of 35 prominent activists.

Ladislav Letsovich emphasised that the residents of Podkarpatskaya aren’t separatists and extremists by creating this Assembly. They wish to preserve a unified and independent Ukraine {in a pig’s arse… that’s for public consumption: editor}. The Assembly will act strictly according to the present Ukrainian Constitution and laws. However, he noted that within this legal framework, the Assembly intends to achieve through dialogue with the authorities the official recognition of the 1991 referendum in Podkarpatskaya, in which more than 78 percent of those voting voted for an autonomous status for the region. To achieve these goals, the Assembly adopted a Memorandum and Resolution. The Assembly wants the text of these documents used in the work of the State Constitutional Commission to amend the Basic Law of the Ukraine.

Olga Gajdos emphasised that to achieve its goal, it’d be important for the Assembly to get support from political and social elements in Hungary, Romania, Czechia, Slovakia, Serbia, and the USA, i.e.,  countries that have close ties with Podkarpatskaya nationalities. In turn, Ivan Miklovda stated that the Assembly should be able to exert influence on election campaigns at different levels, to ensure electing who’d look after the aims and interests of the various ethnic groups. He also gave assurances that the Romanian community supported the Assembly and would do its utmost to achieve its goals.

The main activities of the Assembly will be holding conferences, “roundtables”, festivals, relevant educational efforts, outreach, advocacy, and publication, as well as participation in elections at local and regional levels.

9 April 2015

From-ua.com

http://from-ua.com/news/344891-v-zakarpate-sozdana-mezhnacionalnaya-assambleya.html

Friday, 27 March 2015

Ripe for the Nuthouse: Have the Ukraine’s Leaders Completely Lost It?

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Czech political analyst and journalist Tereza Spencerová said in an interview on the website Parlamentnílisty.cz that the Ukraine per se is no more; the “government” of P A Poroshenko and A P Yatsenyuk has little impact on the affairs of state, noting, “To stay in power and on the receiving end of the billions of dollars expected to flow in from the West, they need to bide for time, that’s why they make all kinds of deceitful and self-assured statements… one just shouldn’t take these people seriously because they’ll eventually do exactly what they’re told to do from the outside. They’re pitiable and weak politicians running a bankrupt country, beefing up an army they have neither the money nor people to keep, and threatening Russia with full-blown war, which they hope to win. We need to institutionalise the Kiev leadership; if the West continues to support them, the situation will keep going downhill”. Spencerová pointed up that what really matters now is whether the hawks in the US Congress on the one side, or the doves in Paris and Berlin on the other, will eventually prevail. In the end, Spencerová believed that since Merkel and Hollande staked the future of their political clout on the Minsk accords, they wouldn’t let Poroshenko or anybody else ruin their image, reputation, and business ties with Russia.

27 March 2015

Sputnik International

http://sputniknews.com/europe/20150325/1019990263.html

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Czech President Miloš Zeman: “American Beer is Just Filthy Water”

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Czech President Miloš Zeman eulogised his country’s trademark beverage, insulting American beer as “filthy water” during a presidential business summit in Kazakhstan. Asked which beer is the best in the world by long-time Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev, Zeman didn’t hesitate. He said, “We’ve built several breweries here already. We might make good planes, cars, or other products, but most importantly, never forget… Czech beer is the best in the world. No American company that offers filthy water instead of beer can compete with us”.

Zeman just concluded 450 million USD (20.28 billion Roubles. 2.76 billion Renminbi. 27.9 billion INR. 508 million CAD. 524 million AUD. 363 million Euros. 287 million UK Pounds) worth of business deals between Kazakhstan and Prague during a two-day business forum that finishes on Tuesday. Zeman’s unsolicited sentiments might offend American brewers, but this is far from the most controversial statement the politician, elected last year, made in the past few weeks. Earlier this month, the Russian-speaking President gave a profane interview on Czech radio, calling the Russian protest group Pussy Riot, “fucked up” and “bitches”, translating their name into Czech as “cunts”. After claiming that police tactics used to put down pro-democracy demonstrations in 1989 weren’t a massacre, a crowd holding red cards in Prague pelted Zeman with eggs during last week’s 25th anniversary of the beginning of the fall of the Communist government in Czechoslovakia. Zeman roared at the crowd, “I’m not afraid of you!” In reply, the crowd shouted that Zeman mustn’t come near a monument commemorating Communist oppression.

All the while, he continued to insist that Russia didn’t initiate the conflict in the eastern Ukraine, insisting that the West must lift sanctions on Moscow, and recognise the Crimea as part of Russia. Prague pollster Median said that Zeman’s inflammatory statements caused his popularity to slump from 58 to 37 percent in the space of a month. In addition, last week’s poll numbers show that 71 percent of Czechs believe that Zeman’s behaviour and public statements harm the image of the country abroad.

24 November 2014

RT

http://rt.com/news/208459-zeman-beer-czech-filth/

Editor: 

The Czech crowd seems in the style of arranged American provocations (“colour revolutions”)… it’s much too similar to recent “protest” actions in Budapest and Kiev. The Anglo Americans aren’t very bright… they use the same stereotyped script in all instances. This means that the USA is desperate, but lacking in new ideas… their deluded opium dream of being the “sole superpower” is falling apart around their ears… they didn’t attend to the lessons of their defeat in the American-fomented aggression in South Ossetia in 2008. Russia did attend to the shortcomings in their forces that the South Ossetia campaign uncovered. There was much in the Russian media on it… Red Star had a great deal on it. Reflect on this… the Russians captured American computers in Gori full of intel… the Anglos deny it. What does that tell you about Anglo veracity and intelligence (in the sense of “street smarts”, IQ, and worldview)? It doesn’t speak well of it, does it?

BMD

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