Voices from Russia

Friday, 22 April 2016

22 April 2016. Brouhaha Over Nick Vujicic in Russia… Tempest in Teapot

00 Order of Honour. Russia. Paralympics recipients. 09.12

These are the people who deserve our respect… NOT this “motivational speaker” and “preacher” from Oz…

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At present, there’s a brouhaha in Russia over the “evangelist” and pop motivational speaker Nick Vujicic. Don’t let the name fool you… the guy’s an Aussie and an “Evangelical” “preacher”. This is a good time to note that the disabled aren’t above criticism. They’re just like everybody else… for example, Paralympians aren’t “inspirational”… they worked their ass off just as hard as any other athlete does. Disabled folks are “just plain folks”; the sooner that we all realise that, the better off we’ll all be (don’t you dare criticise ramps or special lifts… these folks deserve the same access to things as we do). The fact that he’s disabled doesn’t give Vujicic (or anyone else) a “Get Out of Jail Free” card. He’s just another one of the Looney Tunes “Evangelical” lot, and we’re bonkers if we attend to his cracked message.

Remember, disabled people ARE people… get your minds right and don’t baby them (but do see to it that you accommodate their physical needs… God wills it)…

BMD

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Sunday, 25 October 2015

25 October 2015. Translated Russian Demot… They’re CHAMPIONS!

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They’re CHAMPS. Full stop. Not “disabled” champs… not “inspirational” champs… CHAMPS, that’s all! To put it bluntly, most of us can’t do as well, and that’s that. The Russian government SUPPORTS its Paralympians (and Olympians) with real cash… dinero… money, honey. The US Government, due to the thievery and warmongering of the amoral godless Republican greedsters (aided by grasping corrupt “Democratic” semi-Repugs such as the Clintons and Obama), doesn’t give its Paralympians a tenth of what the Russian government gives its sportsmen. That is, a talented poor kid has a better chance of making the Russian team than they’d have in making the US team. Fancy that. How fuckin’ EXCEPTIONAL… I gotta find a corner to be sick in…

BMD

Monday, 14 September 2015

DNR Army Sports Club will Provide Opportunities for Disabled Veterans to Compete in Sports

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Vladimir Tkachuk, chairman of the DNR Army Sports Club (DNR SKA), told us:

The DNR SKA would provide disabled veterans opportunities to compete in sports. Currently, we have regulations to cover this. In addition, we have a list of sports that disabled vets could compete in. We’d coordinate the level of physical activity for disabled veterans with the Ministry of Sports and physicians. We need to determine what kind of stress that disabled athletes can put on their bodies. This is especially important in sports like Sambo and other types of combat martial arts. The level of disability won’t prevent anyone wishing to play sports. During the search for a site of the future training centre at the Yubileiny Sports Complex, I noticed a guy with no hands. I told the coaches with me that most anyone would envy his level of physical fitness. In future, the DNR SKA plans to train and coach Paralympic athletes.

13 September 2015

DAN Donetsk News Agency

http://dan-news.info/defence/sportklub-opolcheniya-dnr-otkroet-vozmozhnosti-dlya-zanyatiya-sportom-opolchencam-invalidam.html

Monday, 3 March 2014

VOR Presents… Paralympic Flame Lit in Russia, Torch Relay Kicks Off in Yekaterinburg in the Urals

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On Friday, they lit the torches of the Paralympic Flame relay-race in Yekaterinburg from a stylised forged flower, inside the cup of which flame from blast-furnaces and open-hearth ones of five metallurgical mills in the region were burning. Governor Yevgeni Kuivashev of Sverdlovsk Oblast said that the forthcoming relay-race would be an opportunity once again to introduce Sverdlovsk Oblast to the world, to show off its abundance of its sport, cultural, and spiritual traditions, and show its achievements in fostering a non-barrier environment and creating conditions for a full and active life for all people in the region.

Earlier, Vladimir Vlasov, First Deputy Head of the Oblast Administration, told a news conference that Anton Shipulin, a biathloner, Sochi Olympic medal winner, and Yuliya Skokova, a bronze medallist in speed skating, were going to take part in the relay, saying, “This is yet another occasion to admire the successes of our fellow-countrymen who worthily represented Sverdlovsk Oblast at the main sporting event of the season. At the same time, we expect that our Paralympians, who’re getting ready for the Games in Sochi, would also be able to gladden our hearts with their triumphs. I emphasise that the successes of Olympians and Paralympians are of equal value. However, we also know that the road to success and to sports medals is much harder for handicapped people”.

The overall length of the Yekaterinburg route of the Paralympic Flame relay will be 21 kilometres (13 miles). 100 torchbearers will carry the flame through the streets of the city, including handicapped people, prominent Urals sport personalities, coaches, athletes, and public figures. 230 volunteers will help onlookers and torch-bearers with orientation along the route. The main festive celebration will be at 1905 Square in downtown Yekaterinburg.

2 March 2014

Voice of Russia World Service

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_02/photo-Paralympic-Flame-lighted-in-Russia-torch-relay-kicks-off-0601/

Editor’s Note:

Russia gives the same awards to Olympics and Paralympic champions. THE SAME… the same titles… the same monetary awards. They both receive the same treatment from the state and from the Church. That’s a GOOD legacy of the Sov period.

This is unlike crapitalist America. Just you watch… the neocons will try to pull some gnarly shit. The Weekly Standard, the National Review, and the Washington Times will all cry for MEANINGFUL ACTION (that is, to refuse American Paralympians the right to compete under their own national banner). I say… “Let the Paralympians go and compete. You have no right to take that away for perverse and petty political aims”.

I hope that the USA will keep its blood-drenched hands off the Paralympics… however, I don’t have much hope… the Amerikantsy are feral and spoilt…

BMD

 

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