Voices from Russia

Friday, 12 June 2015

OFFICIAL Greetings on Russia Day to the Russian Federation from Deputy Chairman of the DNR Peoples Soviet D V Pushilin

00 Dmitri Kogan. russian violinist. 20.04.15

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OFFICIAL

Dear Vladimir Vladimirovich!

Dear Dmitri Anatolyevich!

Dear Russians!

I cordially greet you on Russia Day! This holiday symbolises the power and greatness of the Russian state, it reflects its comprehensive national idea and the unity of the peoples around it. It engenders genuine pride in a glorious past and in a no less glorious present. I’d emphasise that not only Russia celebrates Russia Day. This holiday is common to all who share and understand Russian values… of pride for country, of desire to work for its prosperity, of love for land, family, and ancestors. I sincerely wish you every success in your endeavours and exertions for the good of our great Motherland.

With greatest respect,

00 D V Pushilin. DNR. Donetsk PR. 12.06.15D V Pushilin

Deputy Chairman of the DNR Peoples Soviet

Official website of the DNR Peoples Soviet and Council of Ministers

http://dnr-sovet.su/616-pozdravlenie-zamestitelya-predsedatelya-narodnogo-soveta-dnr-denisa-pushilina

OFFICIAL Greetings of DNR Peoples Soviet to President of the Russian Federation on Russia Day

00 Tsar Nikolai Pavlovich. 01.11.14

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OFFICIAL

Greatly respected Vladimir Vladimirovich!

Please accept our sincere greetings on this state holiday… Russia Day! This holiday is the same age as the new post-Soviet Russia. It marks one of the most significant turning points in the millennium-long history of your country… the adoption of the Declaration of Sovereignty in 1990. It celebrates love and respect for country, a symbol of national unity. Thanks to your personal efforts, to your wise and effective policies, and your dedication and boundless love for the motherland, the Russian people are proud of Great Russia, and have confidence in the future. I sincerely thank you for your personal support and for the invaluable assistance that Russia offered us in such a difficult time. I thank Russia for its active participation in ensuring the effective protection of the rights of its Russian compatriots and of Russian Federation citizens living in the DNR. Please accept our sincere appreciation for your supportive attitude to our citizens forced to leave their homes due to the fighting, now in the Russian Federation.

Russia is our faithful friend and comrade. Our age-old history and culture binds us to Russia. I am confident that the spiritual communion of our peoples will continue in future, uniting us around common major goals; our coöperation will fulfil the interests of Russia and our young Republic. For our part, we’ll exert every effort to establish an open dialogue and constructive inter-state coöperation. Russia is the largest country in the world, with a rich history and a great cultural and spiritual heritage. We’re proud of this.

To the feast, Great Russia!

With greatest respect,

00 A E Purgin. DNR. donetsk pr. 07.06.15A Е Purgin

Chairman DNR Peoples Soviet

12 June 2015

Official website of the DNR Peoples Soviet and Council of Ministers

http://dnr-sovet.su/615-glubokouvazhaemyj-vladimir-vladimirovich

Speech of I V Plotnitsky on Russia Day

00 Psalm 58. Russian soldiers. 03.03.15

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My respected compatriots! Our dear Russian brothers!

Today, our fraternal Russian brothers celebrate a great holiday… Russia Day. I’d like to greet everyone in the Lugansk People’s Republic on this holiday and to thank you for your enormous efforts in these difficult times. We’ve always felt your support. Your support enabled us to survive hard times, when Nazi shells exploded in our streets. Your support mitigated the hardships and trials of the blockade… the economic and financial sanctions… the transport, pharmaceutical and water cut-offs. Your support enables us to repair all the war damage. We’re repairing our nurseries, schools, factories, and mines. We want to give our workers who bring home the bacon good fortune, work, and living wages, to benefit our greater society, without anyone dipping their hands into the till.

Today, we can celebrate Russia Day honestly and openly. We never felt nor did we ever consider that we weren’t part of the fraternal peace* of the Russian World. Today, we live in brotherhood, and I want to tell you that we’ll always be with you in joy and in sadness, in celebration and in hard times. Today, speaking for everyone in the LNR, I wish to express my appreciation and I bow before President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin. Your standpoint and your concern will remain forever in the hearts of all our people. Once again, I greet you on this great, bright, generous, and happy holiday. Let every day for you and for us be another Russia Day!

  • In the original, it was an untranslatable play on the word мир, which can mean either “peace” or “world” depending on the context. I think that Plotnitsky was engaging in wordplay here to deepen his meaning, a wordplay that doesn’t carry over into translation, sadly enough.

12 June 2015

00 Igor Plotnitsky. Lugansk Peoples Republic. 22.03.15I V Plotinitsky

Chairman of the LNR Government

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OFFICIAL Formal Greetings of I V Plotnitsky to V V Putin on Russia Day

00 Russia Day. 01. 12.06.15

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OFFICIAL

Chairman of the LNR Government

To:

President of the Russian Federation V V Putin

Dear Vladimir Vladimirovich!

Please accept my warmest greetings on this holiday… Russia Day! This holiday symbolises national unity and our common responsibility for our present and future as a Great Power. This date, 12 June, has a direct connection with the historical choice of our people… the beginning of democratic changes in the country. Despite its relative youth, the festival has strong historical roots. They go back centuries, during which Russia gained a strong position as a state. The road to independence wasn’t easy. The decisions that we take today will largely determine Russia’s future fate. Therefore, every citizen should be aware that they make a personal contribution to shaping the future. In noting this day, we revere the podvigs* of labour and arms made possible by the patriotism and courage of the many generations of our predecessors. I’m sure that Russia will continue to be not only a great power, but also a country that guarantees its citizens the right to happiness and well-being. Please accept our sincere wishes of happiness, good health, prosperity, and endurance. Let unity, harmony, and confidence accompany you in future!

  • 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.

With the greatest respect,

00 I V Plotnitsky. LNR. Lugansk PR. 20.05.15I V Plotnitsky

Chairman of the LNR Government

12 June 2015

LITs Lugansk Information Centre

http://lug-info.com/news/one/pozdravlenie-prezidentu-rf-s-dnem-rossii-ot-glavy-lnr-3884

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