Voices from Russia

Sunday, 2 October 2016

2 October 2016. The More Things Change Department… Why Does the USA Support Neo-Nazis?

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Latvian SS VOLUNTEER… Balts flocked to the fascist cause and embraced Nazi racial theory willingly. Perhaps, that’s why they oppress Russian inhabitants of the Baltic states today… and why Galicians and Croats likewise oppress minorities. The USA supports such… spitting on all the World War II vets. All hail American-style “democracy!”

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I was born in Pskov; my grandmother survived the German occupation. She’s still alive at 90-years-old. She’ll tell you that the worst westerners were the Estonians… they were really a cold-blooded lot. They destroyed the whole town; when the liberation came, only 149 people remained alive in the village.

Aleksei Mishinyov

The more things change, the more that they stay the same. The USA supports states in Europe that proudly parade their collaboration with the fascists in World War II. Croatia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and the Ukraine all glorify Nazi collaborators. The USA tells us how “democratic” these countries are. I say that such is a lie, a disgusting fiction… for “democracy” only exists for the favoured “race” in these countries… be a Russian in the Baltic states or the Ukraine or be a Serb in Croatia, and you’ll know what I mean. Let’s not be coy, the USA is cosying up to those who practise Nazi racial theory. That’s evil. I’ll tell you this… Clinton, Johnson, and Trump all slobber in glee over these present-day neo-Nazis. Only Dr Jill would end American support for such filth. Do vote accordingly…

BMD

Thursday, 1 January 2015

ITAR-TASS Presents… Memories of Soviet New Years

00 Soviet New Year 01. 1963 Moscow. 01.01.15

New Year celebration in 1963 in the Dom Profsoyuzov, Moscow (Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic) USSR

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00 Soviet New Year 02. 1977 Moscow. 01.01.15

Ded Moroz and Snegurochka entertain children in the Kremlin Palace of the Soviets, Moscow, 1977

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00 Soviet New Year 03. 1977 Moscow. 01.01.15

New Year celebration in the Kremlin Palace of the Soviets

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00 Soviet New Year 04. 1977 Moscow. 01.01.15

New Year celebration in the Kremlin Palace of the Soviets

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00 Soviet New Year 05. 1977 Moscow. 01.01.15

Queue at Detsky Mir (Children’s World) toy store, Moscow, 1983

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00 Soviet New Year 06. Tbilisi. Georgian SSR. 01.01.15

New Year celebration in the Tbilisi Palace of Sports, Tbilisi (Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic) USSR

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00 Soviet New Year 07. new TV set, 1963. 01.01.15

Buying a new TV set ahead of the New Year holiday, 1963

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00 Soviet New Year 08. estonian SSR 1982. 01.01.15

New Year programme on Estonian TV, 1982

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00 Soviet New Year 09. Moscow 1964. 01.01.15

New Year celebration in a kindergarten, Moscow, 1964

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00 Soviet New Year 10. Moscow 1985. 01.01.15

Sale on the Arbat ahead of New Year, Moscow, 1985

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00 Soviet New Year 11. Moscow Oblast 1984. 01.01.15

Ded Moroz at a winter Pioneer camp in Moscow Oblast, 1984

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00 Soviet New Year 12. Uzbek SSR 1965. 01.01.15

Antonov An-2 aircraft delivered New Year trees to residents in Bukhara Oblast, Uzbek SSR, 1965

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00 Soviet New Year 13. Altai Krai 1980. 01.01.15

Ded Moroz and Snegurochka in Altai Krai USSR, 1980

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00 Soviet New Year 14. 1985. 01.01.15

New Year celebration, 1985

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00 Soviet New Year 15. Moscow, 1985. 01.01.15

Ded Moroz leads gymnastics class in Moscow, 1985

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00 Soviet New Year 16. RIga Latvian SSR. 01.01.15

Ded Moroz in Riga, Latvian SSR, 1986

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The first official New Year performance for children in the USSR was in the Column Hall of Moscow’s Dom Profsoyuzov (House of Trades Unions) in 1936. These images recall Soviet New Year celebrations and activities.

29 December 2014

ITAR-TASS

http://itar-tass.com/en/non-political/769813

Editor:

THIS is the “Evil Empire” that pigs like Victor Potapov and Patrick Buchanan expostulated about. Living standards in the USSR were lower than in the USA because the Soviets had to spend huge amounts on armaments to defend against Western aggression and rebuild their war damage, all at once. The USA suffered NO war damage… so American boasting about the Cold War is wrong, not to the point, and mendacious in the extreme. The main Sov forces were in the Western Military District in Byelorussia, that’s where all the most-modern stuff was… the forces in Germany and Czechoslovakia were meant to absorb the impact of a Western attack. The history of the last twenty-odd years proves that wasn’t paranoia… the Anglo Americans are violent and peevish toddlers… ask the Serbs, Afghans, Yemenis, Palestinians, Iraqis, and Novorossiyans… and the Native Americans and Filipinos before them (a Filipino said, “The Spaniards were bad, the Americanos were worse, the Hapons were worse than that, but the worst of all were the New Americanos”).

The USSR was done in by Gorbachyov’s incompetence, not the “superiority” of the West. VVP is right… the fall of the USSR was a historical tragedy. These photos prove it. One last thing… this image set is NOT anti-Soviet… fancy that… it proves that Russians do NOT despise their past, as Anglo Americans do. I think that a new socialism is arising in Russia. A spectre haunts the country clubs and Tea Party haunts… methinks that the prideful rightwing obituaries for socialism were a bit premature…

BMD

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

KPRF Gosduma Deputies Propose to Move “New Wave” Festival to Crimea because of Latvian Sanctions

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KPRF Gosduma deputies V F Rashkin and S P Obukhov proposed to “New Wave” Festival bigs I Ya Krutoi and Aleksandr Rumyantsev that they move the venue of the event from Jurmala to the Crimea after Latvia banned three Russian performers from entering the country. Supposedly, the Latvians blacklisted I D KobzonO M Gazmanov, and V Yu Perfilova (better known by her stage name Valeriya), due to stance on the reunification of the Crimea with Russia and on the events in the Ukraine. These artists were ready to take part in the “New Wave” festival in Jurmala. This decision floored the performers themselves.

Earlier, A N Tkachyov, Governor of Krasnodar Krai, proposed to move the festival to Sochi, and N N Tsukanov, Governor of Kaliningrad Oblast, proposed the resort town of Svetlogorsk on the Baltic Sea as a new site. The KPRF website quoted Rashkin and Obukhov, “We ask you, if these restrictions and insults to Russian performers and to Russia in general continue, to consider the possibility of not holding the festival in Jurmala, and to move the event to a coastal city in the Russian Federation (for example, in the Crimea), where performers won’t face humiliating restrictions and discrimination supposedly based on their political opinions”. Republic of Crimea Minister of Culture A V Novoselskaya, commenting on the situation, said that the Crimean government is ready to provide a concert venue for the competition, noting, “Regarding holding the “New Wave” in the Crimea, we welcome any and all creative projects here, and we’re always ready to lend them a hand”. Novoselskaya added that Crimea has experience in conducting large-scale festivals; for three consecutive years, the Artek international youth camp hosted an international music competition for children similar to the “New Wave” event.

22 July 2014

Rossiya Segodnya

http://ria.ru/culture/20140722/1017045224.html

Editor:

It looks like the American ploy blew up in the faces of their puppet clients. Of course, just like in 2008 in Georgia, the Americans themselves haven’t learnt shit, and left their satellites holding the whole malodorous bag of rubbishy consequences. The festival will leave Latvia, as the Russians are the moving force behind the event. This shows how stupid and obsequious the Balts and Galicians are… they’ll do ANYTHING that their American puppeteers tell them to do… even if it hurts them. For instance, the junta in Kiev fulminated that they were going to break off all trade with Russia. That wouldn’t only knacker their economy… it’d kill it. The West doesn’t want Ukrainian goods… all it wants to do is to rape its natural resources, use its territory for bases, and to use Ukrainians as cheap wetback labour (much as the fascists did in World War II). In short, the American Establishment is EVIL… and has been since 1993. Clinton and Bush formed a seamless whole, as far as hubris and aggression in foreign parts went.

This is too much of a muchness. However, it shows you how low America has fallen. America used to stand for something… now, it stands for Greed is Good, the Prosperity Gospel, “The race goes to the swiftest”, and “God has a plan for your life” (I kid you not… that heresy is a direct quote from Pat Robertson). I seem to notice a deterioration…

BMD

Monday, 21 July 2014

Latvia Sanctions Iosif Kobzon, Oleg Gazmanov, and Valeriya… They’re Singers, NOT Politicians… The Neo-Nazis in Latvia are Nuts in the Head

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The Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs blacklisted three Russian cultural figures… I D Kobzon, O M Gazmanov, and V Yu Perfilova (better known by her stage name Valeriya). The Latvians claimed that their decision was due to the positions that these artists took on Crimea rejoining Russia. According to Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs, “If any of these three are already in Latvia, they should leave. However, I won’t put on a show with arrests and police involvement to expel these people”. This week, the annual “New Wave” musical festival begins in Jurmala. Kobzon was due to give a concert, with many prominent Latvians and Russians as guests. In 2003, Latvia put Kobzon on a blacklist, alleging that he was “a threat to security and public order”. However, in 2004, the new Minister of Internal Affairs, Eric Ekabsons, cancelled this order, after which Kobzon freely visited Latvia almost every year, always being one of those performing at the “New Wave” festival.

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I Love You, Life!

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People’s Artist of the USSR I D Kobzon, who was supposed to perform at the “New Wave” festival, but a Latvian blacklisting prevented his gig, told us, “Placing Western sanctions on Russian cultural figures is unacceptable. When a democracy claims to delineate culture, and the freedom of citizens to freely move about… that isn’t democracy, it’s the anger of American satellites who don’t know what they’re doing”. He was supposed to appear at a benefit performance with People’s Artist of the USSR A B Pugachyova. He said, “I was in Spain, and I had just got back to Russia. My flight was in the evening, but then I got this news”.

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Made in the USSR… “I was born in the Soviet Union, I was made in the USSR…”

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People’s Artist of Russia O M Gazmanov, whose name was on a Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs blacklist, believes that such a gesture before the opening of the “New Wave” music festival in Jurmala jeopardises relations between the two countries. Gazmanov said, “I was about ready to fly to Latvia, to Riga. Then, two hours ago, I learned this. Certainly, I don’t like it, especially, since tomorrow’s my birthday, and I was going to speak at the opening of the ‘New Wave’ and present a new song. All this, in my opinion, only inflames the situation. I want to encourage people, regardless of nationality, or place of residence, not to give into such artificially provoked conflicts. They should stop the blame game and think about it; they’re trying to embroil us using all imaginable and unimaginable means. I haven’t yet thought through what I’d do about it. I won’t do any televised appearance there; I won’t do anything there. I think that I’ll just let it all settle down, then, I think that everything would go back to normal. In this regard, it’s important to note public opinion, and that the Latvians always gave us a warm welcome at the ‘New Wave’… ​​this festival had a positive effect on the regional economy. Now, many of my friends and fans refuse to go to the festival. They tell me, ‘We’re not going, we don’t want to go. Why are they cocking such an attitude?’ I get a call like that every three minutes. On the social networks, they write me saying that they refuse to go”.

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00 Valeriya with husband I I Pogozhin. 21.07.14

Valeriya with her husband I I Prigozhin

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Heart of Glass

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The Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs blacklisted Honoured Artist of Russia V Yu Perfilova (Valeriya). I I Prigozhin, Valeriya’s producer and husband, told us, “There’s no legal basis for such a decision from the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, none at all. In my opinion, this is the beginning of a populist campaign by Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs. His party faces an election, and polls show that they’re not doing well”. This week, the annual “New Wave” international music festival kicks off in Jurmala, to which all the artists on the blacklist had invitations. Currently, Prigozhin and Valeriya are in Geneva, then, they’re going to try to go the Jurmala festival. He said, “I’ve paid for the plane tickets, but we haven’t yet decided whether we’re going to be on the flight or not”. The Latvian blacklist Latvian used Valeriya’s birth name, ALLA Yurievna Perfilova, but Prigozhin pointed up, “For quite some time, she’s officially changed the name on her passport to VALERIYA Yurievna Perfilova. Valeriya reserves the right to appeal to international organisations to demand an apology from this minister. We’ve never been part of any criminal group, we aren’t terrorists and extremists, all of this is completely illegal”.

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Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov gave a formal protest to the Latvian Ambassador in Moscow, Astra Kurme, on the ban on the entry of three Russian artists. The official Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MID) statement said, “On 21 July, the MID called in Latvian Ambassador to Russia Astra Kurme. RF Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Ryabkov expressed outrage and protested the decision of the Latvian authorities to label Russian citizens I D Kobzon, V Yu Perfilova (Valeriya), and O M Gazmanov as foreigners denied entry to Latvia for their ‘actions contributing to undermining the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the Ukraine’”.

21 July 2014

Rossiya Segodnya

http://ria.ru/culture/20140721/1016881378.html

http://ria.ru/culture/20140721/1016899619.html

http://ria.ru/culture/20140721/1016939437.html

http://ria.ru/culture/20140721/1016915045.html

http://ria.ru/politics/20140721/10169413

Editor:

Everyone knows who’s truly behind all of this. The Latvian neofascist junta is only in power because goofy “laws” disenfranchise the Russian-speaking population… that’s why the Bushies and the Republicans love them so… the Latvians (and Estonians and “Ukrainians”) only do what they want to do in the American South. Latvia is America’s willing running dog, and it does what the Americans tell it to do. It shows the petty peevishness of Americans… do note that the usual cast of suspects amongst the OCA/ROCOR apparat support the CIA, not the Motherland… I call that TREASON… and of the most obnoxious sort. Another facet of this is that I D Kobzon and O M Gazmanov are steadfast communists… certain Americans take sadistic glee in trying to muck with their cookies… they’ve found that the Latvians, Estonians, and Galician Uniates are willing and eager accomplices in scurrility and nastiness. Do reflect on this… the ethnicities named all were willing collaborators of the Nazis and have NEVER repented of such. It puts a new face on their rants, doesn’t it?

Again, do you want to stand with life-affirming communism or do you want to stand with life-denying “free enterprise?” Do choose well…

BMD

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