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Tuesday, 1 March 2016

1 March 2016. Church Publishes List of Those Killed in Vorkuta Mine Explosion So That Believers Will Pray for Them

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The Church has published a list of the dead in the Vorkuta mine explosion so that clergy and believers can pray for them. Maybe, can your parish serve Pannikhida for them this Sunday after Liturgy? Priests, can you mention these men at Proskomidi? We’re Christians… that’s what we should do!




Aleksandr Veniaminovich Adamov (1967)

Grigori Viktorovich Bekhter (1973)

Nikolai Vyacheslavovich Vangaev (1989)

Vladimir Alekseyevich Vasin (1981)

Valery Pavlovich Goroshko (1971)

Sergei Vasilyevich Grishin (1962)

Sergei Vladimirovich Ilyn (1963) 

Aleksandr Nikolaevich Kilyazov (1957)

Valery Viktorovich Larionov (1970)

Yuri Nikolaevich Malakhov (1970)

Konstantin Vladimirovich Momot (1974)

Vyacheslav Petrovich Mygyt (1977)

Vitaly Sergeyevich Nizhelsky (1987)

 Igor Germanovich Povyshyov (1966)

 Andrei Vladimirovich Poduvaltsyov (1969)

Andrei Sergeyevich Poznyakov (1991)

Vasili Yevgenevich Polzunov (1969)

Pavel Viktorovich Popov (1989)

Aleksandr Sergeyevich Skvirsky (1988)

Vladimir Vasilyevich Sumry (1978)

Tila Roman Rimutisa (1982)

Vyacheslav Nikolaevich Tryasukho (1967)

Vladimir Anatolyevich Fedorov (1978)

Vladislav Vasilyevich Furmanov (1974) 

Pyotr Petrovich Chelnikov (1976)

Sergei Nikolaevich Shishkin (1984)

 Sergei Vasilyevich Shcherbinin (1965)

Bogdan Aleksandrovich Goncharenko (1988)

Vitaly Vasilyevich Lavrov (1974)

Vitaly Nikolaevich Yakovenko (1971)

Maksim Vladimirovich Khokhonov (1985)

MChS First Responders:

Pavel Igorevich Shakirov (1971)

Aleksandr Alekseyevich Belokobylsky (1961)

Vladimir Aleksandrovich Petrov (1972)

Sergei Grigoryevich Smychenko (1972)

Yevgeni Igorevich Tsurkov (1977)


Bow before the profound mystery of death… they all had faces, they all had names, they all had someone to weep for them. Forget them not…

One last thing… the Russian government cancelled the debts of the miners’ families… something that no neoliberal (Republican/Chilly Hilly) pig would do. Do note that the neoliberals bid us to hate Russia… I wonder if part of it is that Americans would want their leadership to be as compassionate as the Russian leadership can be. V V Putin personally led the effort to help the families after the Raspadskaya Mine explosion in the Kuzbass some years back. One can see his hand in this as well. One can see where the REAL Christians are (and they’re not at Wheaton or Liberty U, trust me)…



1 March 2016. Translated Russian Demot… Honour Those Who Gave Their Lives

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There was a mine explosion in Vorkuta, in the Russian Far North… as a matter of course, MChS first responders were on the scene. In this case, some of the “brothers” gave their lives for the sake of others. Whenever a first responder goes on a call, they never know if they’re coming back… literally. These people put their lives on the line for those that they don’t even know. In 2010, Colonel Yevgeni Nikolaevich Chernyshov, the head of the Moscow Fire Brigade, went out on call with his men… he didn’t need to, but he did… it was his Last Call. Patriarch Kirill himself served Pannikhida and Colonel Chernyshov received a formal state funeral, as was fitting. I wrote the following then, and it still rings true today:

There’s nothing to say, and Yevgeni Nikolaevich wouldn’t have wished a fulsome eulogy. He did his duty to the utmost and to the end. May we all do as well and end as well. There are people who embody heroism and self-sacrifice; you need only look hard enough. The grinning bastards haven’t taken over yet…

Vechnaya pamyat, rab bozhii Yevgeni… the world is poorer for your passing.

I stand by that. Honour those who truly stand up and show character… as for the grinning pundits, jumped-up fraud “clergy”, the piggish Affluent Effluent, self-appointed experts, and internet gurus… the less said the better. Here are our heroes (left to right in the image):

A A Belokobylsky

S G Smychenko

V A Petrov

P I Shakirov

Ye I Tsurkov

The world is a better place for people like this. If we were to lack such, our civilisation would fall, as there’d be no worthy ones amongst us. Do ponder that…


Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Only in Russia… EMERCOM Saves Would-Be Jumper’s Life with Vodka

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On Tuesday, local EMERCOM sources said that first responders in the Siberian city of Irkutsk prevented a local man from jumping to his death with the help of a bottle of vodka. Without specifying when the incident took place, they said that a 28-year-old man, who appeared to be extremely drunk, was threatening to jump from the roof of a five-story residential building. First responders at the scene found it difficult to persuade the man to abandon his suicide attempt, noting, “It was hard negotiating with him; he demanded that we bring him another bottle of vodka or he’d jump”. One of his neighbours finally bought vodka for the man, whilst rescuers prepared a special landing pad to break his fall if he jumped. EMERCOM noted, “Alcohol lulled the young man’s vigilance. Sitting on a drainpipe, he took a gulp from the bottle of vodka, after which he grew thoughtful”. That gave rescuers “enough time to run up to him across the roof and fling a loop over him. Simultaneously, they seized the man by his legs from a balcony below the roof, which prevented him from jumping or falling down”. The man’s motives for threatening to kill himself are not known.

23 July 2013




Sunday, 21 July 2013

**RATED NC-17** Oh, Those Russians! Woman Stuck Her Head in a Railing Doing the Nasty on the Stairs in Lipetsk **NOT FOR KIDS**

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According to Russian legislation, this article contains information not suitable for readers younger than 18 years of age.

On Wednesday, media reports said that a woman having sex on the stairs of her apartment building got her head stuck between the supporting bars of the railing and had to be freed by rescue personnel and police who arrived while she was still naked. The news site Gorod48.ru, which covers the city of Lipetsk, which is 438 kilometres (272 miles) southeast of Moscow, reported that the 46-year-old woman and her live-in boyfriend decided to go out to the stairs to “spice things up”, and, apparently, the boyfriend pushed her head between the bars while they were doing it doggy-style. The boyfriend was nowhere around when rescuers arrived. It was unclear who placed the call. Local news site Pronews48.ru quoted emergency worker Aleksei Dotsenko as saying, “In all my time working as a rescuer, I don’t recall any incident like this one”.

18 July 2013



Editor’s Note:

You CAN’T make up shit like this… oh, those Russians! I wonder where they stashed the vodka bottles? Perspirin’ minds wanna know. Betcha the coppers and EMERCOM guys weren’t believed when they told their mates about this one…


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