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Saturday, 18 April 2015

“Immortal Regiment” March will Go On in Donetsk at the Same Time as the Victory Day Parade in Moscow

00 immortal regiment. russia. 18.04.15

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Today, the media service of the DNR Peoples Soviet announced that, for the first time, Donetsk would hold an “Immortal Regiment” parade this year on Victory Day (9 May). The marchers will be relatives of Red Army soldiers who died in the VOV. The spokesman noted, “We’ll hold our parade at the same time as the Victory Day parade in Moscow. Our ‘Immortal Regiment’ march in Donetsk will take place at the same time as the military parade in Red Square parade.  ‘Immortal Regiment’ marchers will carry placards with images of their fathers, grandfathers, and great-grandfathers who died at the front in the Great Patriotic War or were missing-in-action. We won’t forget their podvig* during our celebration of the 70th anniversary of the victory, the ‘Immortal Regiment’ will march again on the streets of our city”.

  • 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.

DNR Peoples Soviet Deputy Yaroslav Korotenko asked Donetsk residents, “I want to appeal for help to veterans and their relatives… one problem that we have in preparing such an event is to find pictures of Great Patriotic War heroes and authentic stories about them. I’d like all who can talk about their own war experiences or share a story told by the heroes of those terrible years, as well as those who have relevant photographs, to respond to my request”. The media service noted that the list of marchers is now in final preparation.

“Immortal Regiment” marches in memory of the Great Patriotic War occur annually in many towns and villages. With portraits of their relatives… soldiers, partisans, and home front workers… marchers take part in numerous processions and parades. The first such event happened in Tomsk in 2012; in 2013, 120 cities held such events. In 2014, according to preliminary estimates, there were about 400 marches and more than half-a-million participants. This year, the coverage will go international, including Kazakhstan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, the Ukraine, and Israel.

18 April 2015

DAN Donetsk News Agency

http://dan-news.info/gumanitary/akciya-bessmertnyj-polk-polk-vpervye-projdet-v-donecke-v-minuty-provedeniya-parada-pobedy-v-moskve.html

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Plotnitsky sez We Have to Win A New Great Patriotic War Today

00 russian soldiers 04. 2014 Novorossiya. 11.10.14

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Editor:

What’s going on now is NOT a “Ukrainian Civil War”… it’s the War of National Liberation of Novorossiya. I believe that the Peoples Republics have crossed a line… they’re NOT fighting for autonomy… they ARE fighting for their independence from a feral, lawless, illegitimate, and ravening Galician Uniate nationalist Nazi state… Banderstan, as many of my friends call it. That’s what at stake and it’s why we diaspora Russian Orthodox MUST stand on the side of the Novorossiya patriots… or we stand on the side of objective evil along with such “anti-communist” creepos as John McCain and Ted Cruz. That’s reality… we MUST attend to it, or it WILL attend to us…

BMD

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Today, Chairman of the LNR Government I V Plotnitsky said at a meeting of the LNR Public Council that we must win a new Great Patriotic War waged against resurgent fascism, saying, “Victory Day must have a special place not only on the calendar, but also in our hearts. Today, this date is doubly special for us, because in addition to the fact that this is an anniversary year, for the first time, we celebrate Victory Day under wartime conditions. We must win a new Great Patriotic War on our land, in our Republic, as our ancestors did in 1945. Unfortunately, today, we face those who didn’t accept that… we defeated the Nazis, yes, but today they’re reborn and we have to do it all over again. Don’t forget the expectations of Ukrainian VOV veterans, for 9 May 2015 will play a special role in that part of our former country. They’ll watch what happens in our Republic very closely. They’ll ask, ‘Why are we different from them? Why do we celebrate, and how shall we celebrate it?’ We need to meet the expectations of not only our veterans, but also those that live on the other side. They need to know that we understand and appreciate their podvig*. They need to know that we’re firmly convinced of the rightness of what they did [in the war]”.

  • 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.

15 April 2015

LITs Lugansk Information Centre

http://lug-info.com/news/one/segodnya-my-dolzhny-vyigrat-svoyu-sobstvennuyu-velikuyu-otechestvennuyu-plotnitskii-2632

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Kiev VOV Veterans said they Wouldn’t Allow Junta to Ban Victory Day

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Victory Day in Kiev in happier days

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Editor:

As you read this, reflect on the fact that the Galician Uniate nationalists glorify the convicted murderer S A Bandera and the massacres of the UPA and Nazi collaborators in the VOV, and they support the present terrorist operation in Novorossiya. Such filthiness is truly beyond the pale. Their divorce from reality and lack of simple decency knows no bounds. More on this later…

BMD

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Ukrainian war veterans think that the new law “On the Condemnation of the Communist and National Socialist (Nazi) Totalitarian Régimes in Ukraine and Banning Promotion of their Symbolism” is insulting… they fear that the government will ban the celebration of Victory Day. However, they’re not going to abandon plans to march on the Khreschatik, even if extremist rightwingers open fire on them.

Nikolai Martynov, the head of the Kiev branch of the Organisation of Ukrainian Veterans said in an interview with the Ukrainian edition of Golos (The Voice) that the “anti-communist law” adopted by the Rada robs the VOV veterans of Victory Day, saying, “The presidential decree abolishing the very idea of the Great Victory of the Great Patriotic War is nothing but a robbery… destroying the 9 May holiday to focus on 8 March… calling it the Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation. When V A Yushchenko came to power, he asked us about reconciliation. We said that the leadership of our organisation couldn’t resolve this issue by ourselves… we decided to ask the veterans. We interviewed them, at that time 99.9 percent of them told us that we couldn’t reconcile with them, we couldn’t rehabilitate them… that could never happen, they said. What is there to be reconciled, anyway? We signed a treaty with Nazi Germany… it surrendered”.

Martynov emphasised that the bill is unconstitutional, noting, “We’re against the law and against the decree. We veterans think that it’s unclear how they made such a decision without a referendum. How could they enforce it without having public opinion behind their decision? This “totalitarian communist régime” referred to in the bill defeated Nazi Germany and liberated most of Europe; after the war, the economy recovered and the Ukraine was amongst the top ten leading countries of the world in all respects. The ideology of the communists and that of the fascists were completely contrary to one another”. Martynov also observed that if junta strongman Poroshenko approved this ban, Defenders of the Fatherland Day would be the next to go in the Ukraine, saying, “Before and after the war 23 February was festival dedicated to our holy warriors and to the highest level of patriotism. They chose to move it to 14 October… the date of the founding of the UPA, which stabbed us in the back”.

The website Politnavigator reported that Martynov said that 33,000 VOV vets live in Kiev. In addition, he stated that if the veterans don’t hide communist symbols, there’s a risk of an attack from Right Sector rightwing extremists, “There’s a replica of the Victory Banner In my office… it’s the banner of the veterans. However, there are lowlifes hanging out in the city centre. Therefore, I’m afraid if the Right Sector showed up, these lowlifes would try to strangle me with this banner. We do feel intimidated. We fear provocations from the SBU or some other law enforcement agency”. Retired Colonel Dmitri Stadnyuk, a veteran frontline grunt (фронтовик), stated, “We’d never agree with the idea that we can’t celebrate 9 May… We’ll march openly on the Khreschatik. Let them try to shoot at us! We aren’t afraid. We’ll fight, if it comes to that”.

The Verkhovnaya Rada passed a law on 9 April “On the Condemnation of the Communist and National Socialist (Nazi) Totalitarian Régimes in Ukraine and Banning Promotion of their Symbolism”. The Rada’s website stated that they passed the law “to prevent the recurrence of crimes (sic) of Communist and National Socialist (Nazi) totalitarian régimes, any discrimination based on nationality, social, class, ethnic, racial or other grounds in the future, the restoration of historical and social justice, eliminating the threat of the independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and national security of the Ukraine”. However, the Ukrainian website Vesti (News) pointed up that the true purpose of this “law” is to divert attention from the corruption investigation of junta “Prime Minister” A P Yatsenyuk.

15 April 2015

RT

http://russian.rt.com/article/85736

Editor:

I agree with Colonel Stadnyuk:

We’ll never agree with the idea that we can’t celebrate 9 May… We’ll march openly on the Khreschatik. Let them try to shoot at us! We aren’t afraid. We’ll fight, if it comes to that.

Here’s your choice… you can glorify Nazi collaborators and pro-American terrorists or you can glorify the heroes of the Workers’ and Peasants’ Red Army. That’s all that I’m going to say or need to say on that. If you support the US Republican Party, you support those who uphold those who glorify the Nazis and who wish to impose the Unia on an Orthodox land… if you support the commies, you uphold those who stand up for Holy Rus and Holy Orthodoxy… that be the choice, too.

BMD

Friday, 10 April 2015

Plotnitsky sez Junta Chose to Self-Destruct by Rejecting celebration of Victory Day on 9 May

00 This is why Russia Remembers Every Victory Day. 19.11.12

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Today, LNR Chairman of the Government I V Plotnitsky  met with Lugansk tram and trolleybus workers, stating, “By rejecting the 9 May celebration [of Victory Day], they’ve made their own bed and have to lie in it. Well, it’s only temporary, believe me; it’s all a sham, the people won’t accept it. That’s because they’re the same kind of people that we are. We’re all from the same generation… how can it be that [Victory Day] is no longer, and that we don’t honour the VOV vets anymore? They’ve chosen to self-destruct… well, then, it shows that their time is up”.

In March, junta strongman P A Poroshenko decreed that a new holiday, the Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation, celebrated on 8 May. This year, in the Ukraine, 9 May will mark the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazism in Europe, as well as Victory Day. In this case, the junta disregarded the Ukrainian people’s wishes, who want to preserve Victory Day as a holiday. Thus, an opinion poll conducted in March by the “Social Monitoring” Centre and the Yaremenko Ukrainian Institute of Social Studies showed that almost 80 percent of Ukrainians want to keep the celebration of Victory Day on 9 May.

10 April 2015

LITs Lugansk Information Centre

http://lug-info.com/news/one/otkazavshis-ot-prazdnovaniya-dnya-pobedy-9-maya-kiev-zapustil-mekhanizm-samounichtozheniya-plotnitskii-2539

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