Voices from Russia

Friday, 23 May 2014

23 May 2014. Cabinet Vox Pop on Prince Charlie’s Vapouring on V V Putin

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Here’s something from a Cabineteer:

His mother’s done a pretty good job. She went to Dublin and apologised for Britain’s crimes. They’ll laud her forever for that act of Christian humility. Her magnanimous behaviour only serves to spotlight his wretched frailties all the more. He should do the only decent thing for the Church and Realm and STEP ASIDE! Abdicate!  Let William and Catherine reign; then, perhaps, the anachronism that is the British Monarchy will last a bit longer. At least, until the Russophobes Chuckie stupidly supports finally decide to extinguish it!

Consider the source. Charles is trying to be important and prove his “utility” to the Nation… well, he did the exact opposite. He should go home and pour himself a good whisky (or, a good whiskey… it all depends on where the wee dram comes from)… at least, he won’t get into trouble that way.

BMD

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Friday, 24 August 2012

24 August 2012. Sergei Yolkin’s World. In Search of the King of England

In Search of the King of England

Sergei Yolkin

2012

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A spokesman for the University of Leicester announced that British archaeologists have started large-scale excavations in Leicester, whose purpose is a search for the body of English monarch Richard III, the last king of the House of Plantagenet.

24 August 2012

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/caricature/20120824/729734334.html

Saturday, 19 May 2012

19 May 2012. A Little Something from RTÉ on Maggie Thatcher… and How the Queen Mum Reacted to Her “Reforms”

In this super cartoon by Martin Rowson from Tribune, Gordon Brown‘s attempting to repair a monument to Margaret Thatcher with plaster. The statue is beyond repair, however, and it seems a hopeless task. An inscription on the base of the monument reads “She Vanquished The Miners And Brought Freedom And Prosperity” (oh, the irony!). A dog cocks its leg and urinates on the step, whilst a chav in a hoodie smokes a joint. The meaning seems clear enough… Mrs Thatcher‘s legacy lies in ruins, despite Gordon Brown’s futile attempts to preserve it. It’s the end of Neoliberal “conservative” laissez-faire capitalism as we know it.

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Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

The Gospel according to St Matthew 19.23-24

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A friend sent me a quote from an RTÉ show (no, I ‘m sorry, I don’t have a URL or video link):

According to leaks from the Royal Household Staff, more than once, The Queen and Thatcher had vociferous “discussions” on the PM‘s conservative “reform” policies. Her Majesty… who together with the Queen Mother had political memory and experience reaching back into the 19th Century… sternly argued for strong Trades Unions and social welfare benefits. The Queen Mum especially feared a return to the blight and poverty that these two movements had successfully stemmed. Both queens remembered the poverty of the pre-War time, especially that of the Welsh miners and Scottish urban dwellers. Furthermore, the Queen absolutely felt it was such poverty and exploitation that wrenched Ireland out of the UK and led so many Irish to repudiate the United Kingdom. The secession, in both queens’ opinion, would never have occurred if the necessary political and social reforms had been implemented. But Thatcher’s ideological precursors had scuttled that. And the high price was paid.

If Thatcher’s policies took hold it would be only years, maybe decades, the Queen said, before poverty and unemployment would haunt the land, virulent nationalisms would fester (including in England), and Scotland and Wales, too, would rise against the Union. She was right. Thatcher once howled, “That woman! Thank God, she isn’t allowed the vote. Why, she’d vote Socialist Labour! I just know it! Disgusting!”

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You can have rightwing punks such as Dropout Scott Walker and Miss Maggie… or you can have human beings like the Queen Mum. I’m certain that had he lived on, St Nikolai Aleksandrovich would’ve agreed with Her Highness… NOT Saggy Maggie. After all, he was a ROYAL (and a good example of the breed)… not a grubby counting-house mercantile sort (don’t forget, Saggy Maggie’s father ran a VERY modest grocery shop… it’s the source of her money-grubbing and philistine habits, to be sure). Orthodox people should know that St Aleksei Toth blessed his parishioners to join the Wobblies. So, on two grounds, all decent people should reject the godless nostrums of the Republican Party… firstly, it’s wrong to take bread from the workers and stuff it in the boodle bags of the oligarchs, as the Queen Mum observed. Secondly, it’s right to for working people to band together and fight for their rights, as St Aleksei recognised through his blessing.

God is NOT the Protector and Benefactor of the Wealthy… don’t forget, Our Lord Christ CHOSE to be incarnate in the family of a carpenter… NOT in a lawyer’s family… NOT in a priest’s family… NOT in a landowner’s family… NOT in a merchant’s family… do ponder that. I seem to remember something about a camel and an eye of a needle…

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Saturday 19 May 2012

Albany NY

Thursday, 29 July 2010

29 July 2010. Sergei Yolkin’s World. Russians Fancy Monarchy

Russians Fancy Monarchy

Sergei Yolkin

2010

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The interest of foreign tourists in the British monarchy and its related attractions in the British tourism industry brings an annual income of 500 million UK Pounds (23.571 billion Roubles 780.884 million USD 597.61 million Euros), with Russian tourists loving the royal family of Great Britain more than any of their foreign “colleagues “according to a study conducted by the British tourist organisation VisitBritain. VisitBritain conducted a survey involving 25,000 people in 30 countries to reveal their attitude to the British Royal Family. Russians more often than any others in the poll agreed with the statement, “I’ve always wanted to visit Buckingham Palace”, whilst 83 percent of Russian tourist certainly would like to visit places connected with the royal family during a trip to the UK. At the same time, in France, this proportion was 50 percent, in the USA, 57 percent, and in China, 71 percent. The top five most visited UK (and London) sites associated with past and present of the monarchy are the Tower of London, which was a former royal residence and prison, and is now a repository of treasures and state symbols of the British Crown; the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, the complex includes the Queen’s House, the residence of the wives of James I and Charles I; the Victoria and Albert Museum, which is based on the collection of the Great Exhibition in 1851; St Paul’s Cathedral, which hosted the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, as well as other state ceremonies; and Westminster Abbey, the traditional place of royal weddings and funerals.

29 July 2010

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://rian.ru/caricature/20100729/259686086.html

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