Voices from Russia

Monday, 6 March 2017

6 March 2017. Russia’s Response to Anglo Toddler Tantrums… Concert for Defenders of the Fatherland Day 2017

00 Russian Army conscript with fiancee in Stavropol. 20.10.13



The concert begins with a speech by President Putin… it only lasts a few minutes. The legendary pop music composer A N Pakhmutova is part of the concert. She’s a true national treasure (Peoples Artist of the USSR and Hero of Socialist Labour)… did you know that she was born in Stalingrad?

After the loss of most of its members and soloists after the CIA sabotage of the Tu-154 airliner carrying the ensemble to Syria to entertain the Russian forces there, the Aleksandrov Ensemble is back, with young trainees and older stagers back from retirement. The new director is Gennady Sichenyuk… oh, does that mean that he’s “Ukrainian?” NO! He’s Russian, as all “Ukrainians” are (except for Galician Uniate semi-Poles). “Ukrainian” is mostly the invention of the Western foes of the Rodina. We shouldn’t buy into it. All those from the “Russias”… Great Russia, Little Russia, Carpathian Russia, and White Russia are RUSSIAN. If the American neoliberals hate that, they can eat shit and die.

NOTHING gets Russians down for the count. Americans had best realise that…

One last thing… Metropolitan Yuvenaly Poyarkov was in the audience… the Church stands for Russia… for it’s in the right. America is in the wrong… no Orthodox Christian can buy into the present anti-Russian campaign without imperilling their immortal soul… such is what is.



Thursday, 12 November 2015

12 November 2015. Defenders of the Fatherland Concert from the State Kremlin Palace 2015

00 Glory to the Defenders of the Russian Land. 25.09.14



The first five minutes or so of this vid are a speech by V V Putin… then, a fanfare announces the concert proper.


Monday, 12 October 2015

12 October 2015. Some of My Favourite Things… Aleksandrov Ensemble in Traditional Defenders of the Fatherland Concert in the Tchaikovsky Zal




This vid starts off “slow”… it has the musicians coming onstage, etc. It takes a couple of minutes to get “started”… get a load of that basso profundo announcer!


Monday, 25 February 2013

25 February 2013. Sergei Yolkin’s World. Briefs for the Defence

00 Sergei Yolkin. Briefs for the Defence. 2013

Briefs for the Defence

Sergei Yolkin



I noted that the English translator at RIA didn’t even touch this one with its clever combination of punning and ribaldry (it even contains a clever verbal attack on lawyers, if you read it carefully). Of course, Russians are much earthier than Anglos are… that leads to many mixed and minced signals. Of course, the word подарок (podarok: gift) on the waistband of the tighty-whitey briefs leads to all kinds of merry and ribald speculations on the part of ordinary dirty-minded individuals (you’re right down there in the gutter with me, so, don’t point fingers). Are the briefs the “gift”… or, does “gift” refer to something more… rude and bawdy? Perspirin’ minds wanna know…


The eve of the 23 February holiday often raises difficult questions for the ladies…  how do you cheer the stronger half of mankind? What difficulties of choice!

22 February 2013

Sergei Yolkin




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