Voices from Russia

Friday, 30 August 2013

30 August 2013. Stop the Presses! Vassa Larina’s Started a New YouTube Lecture Series! Hear, Hear!

01 read all about it

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I got the following from the Cabinet:

V. L. has started a YouTube lecture series (click here). Expect much more of her cutting mockery of her parents, her home parish, and the Russian Orthodox tradition more generally, now straight to your computer screen!

I quite agree. Another Cabineteer sent me this:

Don’t link Mother Vassa with Fr George! He’s quite upset with her dalliance with Bob Taft and of some of her public utterances. He’s an Old School ROCOR priest, in the best sense of the term.

I quite agree with that, too. The Larins are part of the First Families apparat, but that doesn’t mean that they’re corrupt or evil. Once we have a united Church here in the American and Canadian diasporas many of the First Family sorts will have leading positions in it. You’re stupid to think otherwise. As for me, I agree with Deng Xiaoping:

It doesn’t matter whether the cat is black or white, as long as it catches mice.

Some of the First Family sorts (such as John Jillions, Eric Tosi, Victor Potapov, and Leonid Ksihkovsky) are incompetents and/or corrupt to the bone. Others are “operators” but competent (such as Alexander Lebedeff), whilst still others simply have the “right pedigree” (Alexander Golitzin, many of the Lukianovtsy, George Larin, and Alexander Garklavs). There’s a deep longing for unity amongst Russian Orthodox in the American diaspora. That’s the impression that I received from my conversations at St T’s and Jackson. Let’s not ruin it by stupid vendettas that’ll do nothing but advance personal agendas and halt unity. Keep it focused; keep it businesslike; keep it issues-oriented; we’ll get there (and faster than you’d think, too)

BMD

 

Sunday, 28 April 2013

28 April 2013. Anyone Near Jackson NJ… Pannikhida for Nicholas Dubovsky on Monday… Funeral on Tuesday

00 Duty Calls

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On 25 April 2013, our beloved Cossack brother Nicholas Dubovsky died in a fatal car accident. Nicholas had just returned home from a trip to Russia. Nicholas was one of the very first supporters of the Cossack Congress in America; he did everything possible to see Cossacks united in America. The Kuban Cossack Host, and the Cossack Congress in America, lost one of its best Cossacks; we’ll dearly miss him. We ask that all Cossacks who can, please, attend Nicholas’ Pannikhida on 29 April at St Mary Church, 316 Cassville Road, Jackson, NJ 08527 at 18.00 and his funeral at 10.00 on 30 April.

Вечная память!

28 April 2013

Конгресс Казаков в Америке

Congress of Cossacks in America

http://kazaksusa.com/node/534

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