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Wednesday, 27 January 2016

27 January 2016. Some of My Favourite Things… Dmitri Khovorostovsky… One of the Sexiest Men Alive

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D A Khvorostovsky has to be one of the sexiest men alive today. Here, he sings one of the old standards (with English subs) with A Yu Netrebko at an outdoor concert in the Kremlin.



Monday, 29 December 2014

Putin Unveils Monument to Tsar Aleksandr Pavlovich at Kremlin Wall

00 Aleksandr Memorial 01. 29.12.14         


00 Aleksandr Memorial 02. 29.12.14


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00 Aleksandr Memorial 06. 29.12.14


On Thursday, President V V Putin unveiled a monument to the Tsar Aleksandr Pavlovich crafted by renowned sculptor S А Shcherbakov at the Borovitsky Gate to the Moscow Kremlin in the Aleksandrovsky Sad. Putin pointed up that Aleksandr Pavlovich played a considerable role in uniting Russia and in steadfastly defending Russian independence, saying, “Aleksandr Pavlovich entered the history as Napoleon’s conqueror, as a forward-looking strategist and diplomat, as a statesman who shouldered responsibility for the development of European and global security. [He] was the father of the contemporary system of European and international security, which was quite adequate to the times”, adding that he set up a balance on the basis of mutual respect for countries’ interests as well as moral values. Putin pointed to Russia’s stance towards France’s sovereignty at the time, noting, “It’s worth mentioning how respectfully and noble-minded Russia… the victorious country… treated France’s sovereignty and the national dignity of the French”. Along with this, he emphasised Aleksandr Pavlovich’s role in Russia’s renovation and consolidation, observing, “That time saw much governmental and legal reform on tap, Russia’s first circumnavigation of the world, new five universities opened, the rebuilding of Russia’s ancient capital Moscow after [Napoleon’s] invasion and the fire, and the building of the Manezh and Kremlin Armoury, along with the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour”.

20 November 2014




Aleksandr Pavlovich led the Russian forces into Paris in 1814, breaking Napoleon’s power for good and all. There’s an American angle to that. After the death of FDR, Harry Truman took over as US President. Truman was a genius at domestic politics… and utterly ignorant of history and foreign affairs. Churchill led him about by the nose… FDR wanted to see the British Empire dismantled, whilst Truman’s subservience to Churchill’s potty notions gave the UK 20 more years of imperial influence (World War II knackered the UK, but Truman’s bovine stupidity about the larger world allowed Whitehall to continue imperial adventures for 20 more years than it should have… FDR would’ve never allowed that). Churchill’s fancies led us into the Cold War… and to a famous incident that highlighted Truman’s ignorance of the world outside America. Truman shouted to Stalin, “You have no right being in Berlin! You’re too far west!” Iosif Vissarionovich simply moved his pipe and said, “Yes… in 1814, we were in Paris!” Anglo Americans are simply clueless and empty-headed in their threats… Russians simply remind them of the facts. Yes… in 1814, we were in Paris. Tsar Aleksandr Pavlovich dictated the peace… on humane Russian terms, not on Carthaginian Anglo American terms. Not only haven’t we forgotten it…. neither have the French! We have all too many people today with Truman’s ignorance of the greater world in American politics… Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Willard Romney, John Boehner, Rick Santorum, and Sarah Palin, to name a few. V V Putin knows the truth… if the truth sets you free, then, falsehood imprisons one in a walled ghetto. Note well how the Anglo Americans REVEL in their ignorance. They have nuclear weapons… they used them even though it was unnecessary to secure Japan’s surrender. Ponder that…


Thursday, 12 June 2014

12 June 2014. Our Great Russian Motherland… The Moscow Kremlin Decked Out in Electric Lights… for the 1896 Coronation of Tsar St Nikolai Aleksandrovich

00 Moscow Kremlin. 1896. electric light. 12.06.14


You hear constant mewling from the zapadniki on how “backward” we Russians are and on how we need their guidance. Well, this image is of the Moscow Kremlin decked out in electric lights… in 1896! That is, 118 years ago. Russia is just as forward-looking as everyone else, but it’s had to rebuild from the ground up after THREE major upheavals… World War I/Civil War, the VOV, and the New Smuta of the Nasty 90s. America’s never had to do that, except for the American South, devastated in the American Civil War… and it took that region a century to recover from that. That’s to say, the American Neoliberal ideology is a juvenile construct… it’s never had to face a fully adult task such as rebuilding a shattered economy and infrastructure… and in short order, at that. That’s why you must discount all neoliberal “conservative” bloviations (and all “conservative” bloviators)… it’s a philosophy only fit for selfish, ignorant, and grasping children.

Russia is one of the leading nation-states of the world… this photo proves it…


Saturday, 10 May 2014

Kiev Junta in Hysterics… “The Russians are Coming!”

00 The Night of the Lving Dead. Kiev. 10.05.14


Yesterday, Channel 5 TV interviewed Andrei Paruby, Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council (SNBO).  The interviewer asked, “Is there is a likelihood of peacekeeping in the Ukraine, called for, amongst others, by President Vladimir Putin?” Paruby hysterically replied, “We’re aware that [Russian] troops might enter the Ukraine any day now… it’s true”. He laid all the troubles of the junta on the Kremlin, “Who’s financing and coordinating terrorists (sic) operating in the Ukraine? It’s the Kremlin”. Unable to cope with the situation, the junta called for help from the West, “We’d say to all our partners that a solution to this crisis is possible if we just stick together, we can stop the coördination and financing of terrorists (sic). If we stick together, we can stop Putin, as he’s the main culprit. However, what goes on in the Ukraine, that’s only a consequence; it’s only the effects of orders that come from elsewhere”. Paruby’s hysterics are proof that the ground burns under the blood-stained provocateurs in the terrorist junta in the Ukraine; it’s clear that he knows that “the hour of retribution” is near. Furthermore, not only is the junta in hysterics and “wet their pants” after yesterday’s Victory Day parades in Moscow and Sevastopol… so are their Western patrons, from whom Paruby expects help.

10 May 2014

Sergei Volodin

TsIA Novorossiya


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