Voices from Russia

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

13 March 2018. In Krasnoyarsk, It Was -42 (-43.6 Fahrenheit)

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Recently, it was -42 (-43.6 Fahrenheit) in Krasnoyarsk. That would shut most world cities down. It didn’t stop those Sibiryaki! No, siree, they were right out there in the cold, doing what they had to do. You can see why the -20 (-4 Fahrenheit) outside Moscow in 1941 didn’t faze the Siberian troops… hell, they were used to a lot worse! They scared the shit out of the Germans by pouring buckets of water over their heads and jumping in ice pools. Russia is what it always was… Russians are what they always were… the hubristical Anglo toddlers had best take notice.

Those who march on Russia with a sword in hand, by that sword shall they die!

That hasn’t changed one bit, either…

BMD

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

RT Presents… Orthodox Christmas Celebrations in Russia and Abroad

00 global orthodox christmas 01. 07.01.15Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev of Moscow and all the Russias gave the traditional Christmas address to believers at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow (Federal City of Moscow. Central Federal District) RF on 6 January

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Believers gathered for Christmas Eve services at the Church of the Nativity in Krasnoyarsk (Krasnoyarsk Krai. Siberian Federal District) RF

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Christmas Day in Russia marks the birth of Jesus Christ according to Orthodox Christian Orthodox tradition

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Serbian believers took part in a ceremonial burning of the badnjak (dried oak branches), a Yule log symbol for Orthodox Christmas Eve, in front of a church in Smederevo, some 60 kilometres east of Belgrade, on 6 January 2015

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The vast majority of people in Georgia are Orthodox Christians. Early on 7 January, Georgian Orthodox believers went to Christmas services at Trinity Cathedral in Tbilisi

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Songs play an important role in Christmas traditions, and Georgian Christmas carols have a spirit of beauty and dignity

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Christmas is a major holy day in the Orthodox world; in Cairo, Coptic Pope Tawadros blessed the communion bread during Christmas Eve services at St Mark Cathedral, the seat of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate

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The total number of Orthodox Christians around the world is about 300 million… Bosnian Serb Orthodox Hieromonk Andrej Kovacevic prayed on the eve of Orthodox Christmas in Sokolica Church, in Ravna Romanija, on 6 January 2015

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Greek Orthodox clergy waiting for the arrival of the Greek Patriarch of Jerusalem Metropolitan Theophilos before the Eastern Orthodox Christmas procession outside the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, 6 January 2015

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7 January 2015

RT

http://rt.com/in-vision/christmas/

Thursday, 12 June 2014

1 June was International Children’s Day!

00 international children's day. Krasnoyarsk. 12.06.14

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People taking part in the Ninth “Childhood City” carnival in central Krasnoyarsk on 1 June 2014. Thousands of children, their relatives, and teachers took part in the procession to demonstrate suits, styles, dances, and folklore of different regions of the world on International Children’s Day.

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In Moscow, the KPRF organised fun for kids from orphanages, children from poor families, and disabled kids. Y’know, those Reds gave the kids… CANDY (I hope that they gave out “Birds’ Milk”… that’s GOOD EATS)! I’d be glad to stand with such decent folks any day of the week. Call me a “commie”… that’s OK… it means that I give a shit and that I “wanna” do good.

This is an old-school Red holiday that refused to die out. Good on the folks who kept such sweet (literally) Sov traditions alive.

BMD

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Church Plays Down Metropolitan Panteleimon’s “Politicians in Hell” Sermon

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On Thursday, the MP played down a remark by Metropolitan Panteleimon Kutovoi of Krasnoyarsk and Achinsk, calling for lying politicians to be damned to hell, saying that he meant it as nothing more than spiritual guidance. Vladyki Panteleimon, the ruling bishop in Krasnoyarsk Krai in Siberia, made the remark during a pre-recorded television sermon broadcast this week in which he inveighed against deceptive politicians. The diocesan press office said that he didn’t direct his comments at any person in particular. Spokesman Andrei Skvortsov said, “Politicians [were] given as an example that’s understandable to ordinary people”. Skvortsov said that Metropolitan Panteleimon’s regular television slot, entitled A Word from the Metropolitan, was recorded a month or two in advance and had nothing to do with current political issues. Vladyki Panteleimon cited a common proverb asserting that the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and applied it to politicians’ campaign promises, saying, “When [politicians] run in elections, what do they promise us? Then, what do we get? They will go to hell for their deception of the people. We believers must pray for them”. Metropolitan Panteleimon addressed a wide variety of religious questions, such as free will, confession, death, and angels, in short weekly addresses broadcast on a local television channel and posted on its website.

14 November 2013

RIA-Novosti

http://en.ria.ru/russia/20131114/184710213/Church-Plays-Down-Top-Clerics-Politicians-in-Hell-Sermon.html

Editor’s Note:

Panteleimon became a vicar bishop under Metropolitan Kirill Gundyaev of Smolensk and Kaliningrad (you’ve heard of him, haven’t you?) in 2000. Indeed, he served that diocese from 1986 to 2009. Thus, he’s one of Kirill’s mafia… and that means that these remarks might’ve been a slam at rightwing slimers like Prokhorov. Trust me; Panteleimon’s not a nutter like Diomid Dzyuban. Could you imagine the uproar if someone here made analogous remarks? Why, Potapov, Gan, Lyonyo, Jillions, Tosi, and Lebedeff would go into full “spin” mode! They’d be deer in the headlights, shocked that anyone (let alone a bishop) would make such… impolitic… remarks. Why, that would piss off their politician cronies… and we couldn’t have that, could we?

I’d love to see the like here…

BMD

 

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