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Friday, 10 April 2015

Farewell, LAZ! They’ll Pack Mushrooms and Berries in the Factory Shops

00 LAZ Lvov Auto Plant. Galicia. ukraine. 09.04.15

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As of today, the Lvov Automobile Plant (LAZ), which as late as 2012 produced buses for Euro 2012, stands completely gutted. The flagship enterprise of Lvov is in ruins and is up for sale. Journalists got inside the former LAZ and found nothing of value inside its buildings. In the shops, there is no sign of any equipment, the walls deteriorate, the windows shattered, even the floor doesn’t lack damage. The building itself is on offer at auction. LAZ, founded in 1945, during its existence built more than 365,000 autobuses. In 2001, it went into private hands. Then, production volume reached 14,600 units per year, not including producing automatic transmissions supplied to other enterprises. However, the private owner wasn’t able to support the plant properly; ergo, the LAZ got into debt, reduced staff, sold property, and went into bankruptcy. For over a year, the LAZ didn’t show up in statistical reports of Ukravtoproma and Auto-Consulting; in 2013 the LAZ’s owner promised to present a whole range of “Bus of the Future”, but beyond words, it was a bust.

According to the information on the website “City Transport Group”, which owns the LAZ plant, production continues in Dneprodzerzhinsk in Zaporozhe Oblast. However, no one’s heard anything from there; the last update of the site appeared at the beginning of last year, connected with the sale of 2013 model-year buses 2013. What caused the LAZ collapse just didn’t make the news. For several years, the Lvov Oblast OGA* tried to nationalise the plant. For quite some time, whispers had it that the owner artificially sunk the LAZ into bankruptcy, so people thought it should go back under state ownership. However, there’s no longer any sense to do anything. The seized property of the former LAZ, they’re up for sale at auction, due on 15 April, by 11 April, interested parties should submit applications. The asking price for the former LAZ shop premises (total area: 19,821 square metres/2 hectares (213,351 square feet/4.9 acres)) is 29,742,150 Grivnya (66.7 million Roubles. 7.9 million Renminbi. 79 million INR. 1.27 million USD. 1.6 million CAD. 1.66 million AUD. 1.2 million Euros. 868,000 UK Pounds). By the way, insider information says that a Polish investor wants to buy the empty factory to install a sorting plant for packaging blueberries, mushrooms, and blackberries.

  • OGA: Oblast State Administration: administrative apparat of an oblast

8 April 2015

Antifashist

http://antifashist.com/item/proshhaj-laz-v-cehah-avtozavoda-budut-fasovat-griby-i-yagody.html

Editor:

This is why “investors” and “entrepreneurs” are the vilest of human beings… worse than paedophiles, murderers, rapists, and child abusers are. Those low inhuman scummers generally don’t hurt large numbers. What they do is enormously horrific and horridly scarring to the victims and those close to them… but it only affects a relatively small number at most (sorts like Chikatilo are rare, thank God, more are like Storheim, who only abused a few). Investors and entrepreneurs hurt THOUSANDS for the sake of filthy lucre. They destroy the livelihood of whole towns in their insatiable lust for money and power. You can see that all over the Northeastern USA… where investors and entrepreneurs left towns to rot so that they could fatten their bankrolls. That’s why what Serge Schmemann, Rod Dreher, and Sofia Kishkovskaya do is evil… they’re shills for the moneyed class. That’s why Paffhausen and his ilk are evil… they suck up to the moneyed class and to their Libertarian enablers. That’s why what Potapov does is evil… he’s a willing propagandist for the political whores of the Affluent Effluent.

Remember what Scripture says… The love of money is the root of all evil. It doesn’t say, Lust is the root of all evil. I seem to see a difference. Reflect on that, this Holy Friday.

BMD

Monday, 6 April 2015

Nazi Vandals Deface Memorial to Afgansy in Lvov

00 Memorial to Afgansy. Lvov THE UKRAINE. 06.04.15

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On Sunday night in Lvov, unknown vandals desecrated the monument to the soldiers who fell in Afghanistan, sawing off a hand from the bronze soldier figure and damaging its knee. Members of the Lvov Oblast Society of Afghanistan Veterans (Soldier-Internationalists) filed a complaint with the police, which resulted in a criminal case under the UKU article “Theft”. Some think that the vandals could sell the removed parts as non-ferrous metal scrap. The monument to Lvov homies who died in Afghanistan went up in 1999. the funds to build it came from the Lvov branch of the Union of Afghan Veterans.

6 April 2015

Russkaya Vesna

http://rusvesna.su/news/1428322036

Lvov Church Decorated With “Icon” of “Holy Punishers”

00 Lvov blasphemous icon. 05.04.15

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Images of soldiers wearing balaclavas with halos around their heads and guns in the hands shocked parishioners; a Lvov resident posted the image on her wall in a social network with the caption, “No comment”. Such” fine art” has become quite common in the Ukraine. In 2014, the artist Roman Bonchuk painted an “icon” of the “Heavenly Hundred”, which depicted Evromaidantsy activists killed in clashes with police. He painted it in the style of the Royal Doors of the iconostas with portraits of “Heavenly Hundred”. Bonchuk put the Mother of God and archangels over the portraits.Lyubomir Guzar, the former head of the UGKTs, blessed the artist and his work; Bonchuk had painted Gusar as part of the work.

5 April 2015

Russkaya Vesna

http://rusvesna.su/news/1428245272

Monday, 3 November 2014

Lvov to Turn Off Heat to Apartments on 4 November

00 Winter 2015. Those Moskali aren't freezing-26-06-14.jpg

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On 4 November, according to sources in the Lvov Gorsoviet, the authorities in Lvov will suspend heating apartment buildings due to an increase in ambient temperatures, noting, “Suspending heating supply would allow us to avoid wasting gas, and, consequently, save gas, and accordingly, save our customers’ money. After 1 July 2014, we increased rates for heat”.

3 November 2014

RT        

http://russian.rt.com/article/57705

Editor:

Here are predicted temps for Lvov:

Tuesday 4 November: 15/7 (59/45 F)

Wednesday 5 November: 16/8 (61/46 F)

Thursday 6 November: 17/9 (63/48 F)

Friday 7 November: 15/11 (59/52 F)

Saturday 8 November: 16/11 (61/52 F)

Sunday 9 November: 14/8 (57/50 F)

Monday 10 November: 16/8 (61/46 F)

Tuesday 11 November: 15/8 (59/46 F)

That is, the cutoff of heat will make people uncomfortable… however, from the point of civil unrest, uncomfortable people are worse than destitute people are… mere survival absorbs the destitute, but the uncomfortable are the sorts who participate in Maidans! In short, the junta’s looking for trouble. I looked at temps for Donetsk, Lugansk, and Kiev for Tuesday 4 November:

Donetsk: 3/-2 (37/28 F)

Lugansk: 2/-3 (36/27 F)

Kiev: 9/0 (48/32 F)

Even in Sevastopol, it won’t be as balmy as Lvov, it’ll be 12/3 (54/37 F) there. This means that the junta is running out of gas, and that it’s doing all that it can so as not to provoke the Kiev mob. They think that the rabble in Lvov is more tractable (that’s how the oligarch Uniate junta views common folk)… we shall see, won’t we?

BMD   

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