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Wednesday, 6 January 2016

OFFICIAL Nativity Address of LNR Head of State I V Plotnitsky

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Dear compatriots! Brothers and sisters!

With great joy, I greet you on the Nativity of Christ!

It reminds us of the spiritual springs and lighthouses that united our people over the centuries, helping them to overcome the most serious trials, indicating to them the correct way of life, and bringing peace and good things to our society and families. Moreover, it awakens in us the best feelings, inspiring us to good deeds. It’s Christmas Eve, so, I ordered that the Ukrainian POWs in our hands could go home. I confide that the light of the Star of Bethlehem and our Christmas prayers might prompt the Kiev régime to issue a decent reply. We’re ready to resolve all differences at the negotiating table, without bloodshed, without any maternal sorrow or children’s tears. I always keep in mind that the Donbass is the home of many nationalities and faiths… we all work together for the good of our motherland. Our spiritual unity in spite of our external diversity is a singular achievement, a sign of our strength. Together, we overcame trials and rejoiced in each other’s holidays. We’re not just inhabitants… we’re a people, a people of a free Republic!

From the depths of my soul, I sincerely wish you all good health, peace, prosperity and generous help from above in your charitable deeds! Let the joy of the coming of the Saviour into the world always accompany you everywhere!

00 I V Plotnitsky. LNR. Lugansk PR. 20.05.15

I V Plotnitsky

LNR Head of State

6 January 2016

LITs Lugansk Information Centre


Saturday, 2 January 2016

2 January 2016… New Year… A Holiday for ALL People… ALL Peoples… ALL Beliefs… URA!

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Yelena Uvarova

undated (early 2000s)


The New Year is a holiday for all of us… believers and secularists… Russians, Americans, Europeans, and Aussies… men and women, kids and oldsters, rich n’ poor… it’s for ALL of us. It’s a special day when we celebrate our common humanity. My only question is, “Why do some religious believers put on a prune face and refuse to honour the day?” Yes… I’d like to know the answer to that one…


Sunday, 6 December 2015

6 December 2015. Hanukkah Begins Tonight

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Hanukkah began tonight at sundown… it’ll run until sundown on 14 December. Do recall WHY Jews celebrate it… Judas Maccabaeus whipped the plug-uglies and purified the Temple (short version). It’s a Festival of Freedom… ask your Jewish friends… they’ll tell you the same thing that I just did. Don’t forget to wish all the Jewish people that you know, “Happy Hanukkah! And a Happy Holiday to you!”

This is why “Happy Holidays” is germane to all of us… oh, do save me some latkes, if you will…


Wednesday, 15 April 2015

15 April 2015. From the Easter Sermon of St John Chrysostom

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