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Friday, 10 October 2014

“Fascists Out!” Spanish Students Get Rid of Ukie Nationalists

00 Death to Fascism! 18.09.14




Students at the Complutense University of Madrid kicked out several radical Ukie nationalists who stormed into a lecture, trying to provoke a fight. Posters reading, “A Ukraine besieged by fascism will not happen” appeared in campus halls after the incident. Currently, the university faculty of political sciences and sociology is hosting an exhibition, Humanitarian Crisis in the Southeastern Ukraine and its Consequences for Europe, which features photographs from Odessa and the DNR/LNR. The display is part of a series of lectures and roundtables on the Ukrainian situation. When students gathered for a discussion on the 2 May Dom Profsoyuzov massacre in Odessa, that left nearly 50 anti-government activists dead, several radicals carrying Ukrainian flags and Ukie nationalist banners stormed into the hall, not letting professors begin the lecture. According to the Spanish newspaper La República, a group of neo-Nazi Svoboda supporters carried out the protest. Chanting the name of Stepan Bandera, a Uniate terrorist of the VOV era, the protesters threatened and assaulted several students who had gathered to remember the victims of the Dom Profsoyuzov arson in Odessa. One of the exhibition’s organisers, Sergey Markhel, told the media, “At first, the professors asked them to leave the room, but they wouldn’t do so, saying that they wouldn’t let the lecture begin. That outraged the students, so they started to shout, ‘Fascists out!’ Almost half the faculty got involved”. After they kicked the fight’s instigators off the campus, students put up posters against fascism in the Ukraine. La República reported that the perps left the university premises in a van registered to the Diplomatic Corps of the Ukrainian Embassy in Madrid, still waving Ukrainian flags. The embassy confirmed to the media that someone from the Ukrainian Embassy attended the event. El País reported that the Ukrainian Ambassador to Spain later met with the university rector, expressing his “deep concern” and asking him to cancel Ukrainian-related conferences, which he claimed were being “used by Russian propaganda agents to give false information”. The conference on the Ukrainian crisis is to run at Complutense University until 23 October.

10 October 2014




Wednesday, 26 September 2012

At Least 65 Injured as Police Clash with Protesters in Spain


Local television reported that at least 65 people were injured and 27 arrested as baton-wielding police clashed with protesters attempting to surround the building of the Spanish parliament in Madrid. On Tuesday night, violence flared up after participants of the Occupa el Congresso (Occupy the Congress) movement tried to break through metal barriers set by police and move closer to the parliament building. Television reported that 27 policemen, who also fired rubber bullets on protesters, were injured in the clashes, whilst the authorities estimated the total number of protesters at 6,000. Participants of the movement, which is also known as “los indignados”, are protesting the high level of Spanish unemployment, corruption in the current political system, and unpopular “reforms” in economic, educational, and health spheres.

26 September 2012



Tuesday, 25 September 2012

25 September 2012. Sergei Yolkin’s World. Ice in Europa

Ice in Europa

Sergei Yolkin



Here’s another punning play on words from Sergei Yolkin. Polynia in English is a loanword from Russian… in Russian, it originally meant an “ice hole”… thus, the aliens jumping into the ephemeral “polynia” from the “vanna” (bathhouse).


Planetary Scientists at the European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) in Madrid reported that areas with relatively thin ice sheets on Europa, a moon of Jupiter, are rare and quite short-lived phenomena, as they disappear about ten thousand years after their appearance.

25 September 2012

Sergei Yolkin



Sunday, 17 June 2012

Memorial Cross for White Guard Russian Volunteers Blessed in Orthodox Service on Spanish Hilltop


Dmitri Shmarin



The website of the Diocese of Korsun reported that a consecration ceremony was held for a Memorial Cross on the summit of the Cerro del Contadero in Spain in memory of White Guard Russian volunteers in Franco’s army, Orthodox soldiers who fought for the Nationalists in the Spanish Civil War. Archpriest Andrei Kordochkin, the rector of the Nativity of Christ parish in Madrid, led the service. After the consecration of the memorial cross, the priest served a Pannikhida for the Russian volunteers. Fr Andrei told the people gathered, “These ‘White’ Russian volunteers wrote a page of history, not only for Spain, but for the Russian Orthodox Church. Unlike the Soviet volunteers, all of them were Orthodox; three of them were priests, who served the Divine Liturgy. Today’s prayerful event is our obligation to the Russian warriors who lived and died in Spain as Orthodox Christians”. Jesús Mansilla Alba, the mayor of the village of Checa, which is near the mountain, erected the cross. Villagers and pilgrims from Madrid and València attended the event. A group of Russian volunteers served on this hill from 1 September 1938 to 16 January 1939. Archpriest Aleksandr Shabashyov served the Divine Liturgy on this hilltop on 9 October 1938.

15 June 2012



Editor’s Note:

This is interesting in that there’re rumbles from the Centre regarding “realignment in the Diaspora in the near future”. That remains to be seen, but this seems to be an “olive branch” by the MP to the woollier elements in the ROCOR (besides being the “right thing to do”). In short, the Centre’s saying, “See, we’re not going to trample roughshod over the Right”. The MP honoured Sov volunteers in Spain; now, its honoured White Guard volunteers who fought for Franco. That’s even-handed… that IS “the way to go”. His Nibs does it again… we’re lucky to have him as our Patriarch.


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