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Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Metropolitan Onufry Sceptical about Prospects of “Dialogue” with Schismatics “In This Time of Troubles”

00 Metropolitan Onufry. 26.02.14


On Wednesday, according to Kommersant, at a meeting of Rada People’s Deputies and Acting Ukrainian President Aleksandr Turchinov with representatives of the all-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organisations, Metropolitan Onufry Berezovsky of Chernovtsy and Bukovina, locum tenens of the Kiev Metropolia, was unenthusiastic about the prospects of dialogue with schismatics, saying, “We could have a dialogue, but who knows what the result would be. Of course, one could make concessions in oikonomia, but we can’t compromise on the spiritual rules and canons, as there’s only one teaching, there isn’t any other! The Church must use love, not pressure. However, in this time of troubles (смутное время), I don’t see what good we can do. We can only do something positive about it when peace returns”. He also noted that if a religious war started in the Ukraine, with attacks on the Church intent on subduing it, “it’d be much worse than any economic war”. As reported recently, the Holy Synod of the UOC/MP established a dialogue commission to talk with two schismatic structures, the so-called “Kiev Patriarchate” and the “Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church”. The statement establishing the commission reiterated, “We reaffirm our readiness for a dialogue, but believe that we can only discuss this issue in a calm atmosphere, without any pressure from social and political forces. Political interference in the process of overcoming Church schism is wrong. Restoration of unity in Ukrainian Orthodoxy is a purely ecclesiastical matter”.

26 February 2014



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Editor’s Note:

No Russian deploys the word “smuta” lightly… it’s redolent of the events of 1612. By using such a construct, Vladyki Onufry bluntly told the Timoshenko junta that he considers them modern “False Dmitris”, and that they won’t last. Everyone smells a rotten stench around these poseurs. Even the politicised to-the-bone ICC refused to deal with their accusations. Their days are numbered, indeed…


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Saturday, 2 November 2013

2 November 2013. Sergei Yolkin’s World. The FSB is Watching YOU

00 Sergei Yolkin. The FSB is Watching You. 2013

The FSB is Watching YOU

Sergei Yolkin



Here’s proof that there’s freedom of speech in Russia (perhaps, more so than in the politically-correct USA). Let those with eyes see the truth of the matter!



Kommersant reported that the Federal Security Service (FSB) wants to control as much information as it can on the InternetSergei Yolkin sees it this way…

21 October 2013

Sergei Yolkin



Editor’s Note:

Most of the repressive measures (TSA, PRISM, Guantánamo, and “extreme rendition” anyone?) in the USA came in after 9/11, at the hands of the “conservative” Bush administration. Bush was about as “conservative” as Adolf Hitler was (and favoured the Affluent Effluent just as blatantly)… and both of them waged aggressive war in foreign parts. Fancy that…

Look at Yolkin; then, look at the CNN/Fox News duopoly (they’re NOT polar opposites… they’re two sides of the same debased and corroded coin). I rest my case…


Wednesday, 19 September 2012

KPRF Leader Zyuganov Blames Twitter for American Diplomat “Dog” Slur


On Wednesday, KPRF head Gennady Zyuganov said that his controversial comment branding the American diplomat slain in Libya last week “the lowest dog” was “distorted” by Twitter’s 140-character limit. On Monday, “Zyuganov wrote in his Twitter microblog, “The American ambassador to Libya was shot like the lowest dog. He was the main expert on the Libyan ‘revolution’. He reaped what he sowed”. On 11 September, American Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens was killed along with three colleagues when rioters attacked the American consulate in Benghazi during protests about a trailer for the anti-Islamic film Innocence of Muslims. The US State Department condemned Zyuganov’s comment.

However, Zyuganov later told RIA-Novosti that his words were taken out of context, and that only a couple of sentences were snatched and tweeted from a much longer statement by his aides. By “shot like the lowest dog”, he said that he’d implied, “shot mercilessly, without pity”, and that the statement was a condemnation of violence. Nevertheless, he stood by his “reap what you sow” remark, and said that American “interference” in the affairs of sovereign states was coming back to haunt them “like a boomerang”. Kommersant reported that Zyuganov’s spokesman said that the employee responsible for managing the KPRF leader’s Twitter account is Denis Parfyonov. Parfyonov told Kommersant his responsibility only covers the technical aspects of the Twitter account, and Zyuganov dictates all tweets personally, saying, “We type in what Gennady Andreyevich says word-for-word; we don’t make anything up”.

19 September 2012



Monday, 21 May 2012

Russian Convicted of Passing Military Secrets… Is a Swap for Bout in the Works?


On Friday, official sources reported that a Sverdlovsk Oblast Court sentenced an employee of a Russian defence firm to eight years in prison for passing secrets on the latest Russian weapons to a foreign intelligence service. On 14 May, Kommersant reported that it concerned the guidance and control systems of the RSM-56 Bulava SLBM. The official release noted, “Sverdlovsk Oblast Court passed sentence on Aleksandr Gniteyev, convicting him of felony treason. The court sentenced him to eight years in a maximum security penal colony”. Experts suggest the company in question could be the Yekaterinburg-based Avtomatika Science and Production Association, which developed the missile’s control and guidance system. The court also fined Gniteyev 100,000 roubles (3,200 USD. 2,500 Euros. 2,025 UK Pounds). He will also face stringent travel restrictions after he serves out his sentence. The verdict hasn’t yet entered into force and he may appeal it. The Bulava SLBM, developed by the Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology (since 1998), carries up to 10 MIRV warheads, and has a range of over 8,000 kilometres (4,970 miles). Borey-class SSBNs will deploy the three-stage ballistic missile.

21 May 2012



Editor’s Note:

The US has sanctimoniously locked up Russian businessman Viktor Bout in the Supermax at USP Florence ADX (for next to nil… it was the USA telling the world that it does what it pleases where it pleases, fuck international law and common human decency). Hmm… this looks like a CLASSIC Cold War swap in the works. Langley wants SOMEONE out of a Russian hoosegow who’s already in the slam (that’s why the Americans arrested Bout in the first bloody place)… and the FSB nicked this traitor to be part of the deal. That is, if Langley wants its boy, it has to take this jabronie, too. It’s a neat way of giving good riddance to bad rubbish, no? Watch for the Russians to exchange this idiot and someone else for Bout. Do note how LOW the fine is… can you “smell” what I smell? This schlump will pay the fine and the Russians will kick his arse out of the country as part of a deal… it saves “face”… the powers-that-be can then claim that they “punished” him (just you watch, the officials involved will “squeeze” him for more than the official amount). It’ll please everybody… the jerk will avoid a correctional colony in the Sakha Republic… the Americans will get their boy back (with this sleaze-ball as a “free bonus”)… the Russians will get back Bout and rid themselves of a traitor… that’s why I believe it’ll happen as I wrote it… everybody “wins”.

It happens all the time… the game goes ever on…


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