Voices from Russia

Monday, 5 May 2014

Primakov: “There’s Been no Such Surge of Patriotism since the Victory in the Great Patriotic War and the First Human Spaceflight”

00 Crimea rally. Moscow 02. 19.03.14


On Wednesday, ex-Chairman of the RF Government Yevgeni Primakov said during a lecture at Moscow State University, “Russia’s reunification with the Crimea and Sevastopol wasn’t a well-thought-out decision, but rather a reaction to developments in the Ukrainian crisis, which outside forces orchestrated. Russia took measures to ensure security of the peninsula’s population during the vote from raids and provocations by radicals. There’s been no such surge of patriotism since the victory in the Great Patriotic War and the first human spaceflight”.

The Republic of the Crimea and Sevastopol, a city with a special status on the Crimean Peninsula, where most residents are Russians, refused to recognise the legitimacy of the new Ukrainian junta that seized power amidst riots after a coup in the Ukraine in February. Crimea and Sevastopol adopted declarations of independence on 11 March. They held a referendum on 16 March, in which 96.77 percent of Crimeans and 95.6 percent of Sevastopol voters chose to secede from the Ukraine and join the Russian Federation. President Vladimir Putin signed the reunification pacts on 18 March. In the USSR, the Crimea was part of the RSFSR until 1954, when KPSS leader Nikita Khrushchyov signed it over to the Ukrainian SSR.


This is the reason most unreported in the Western media:

There’s been no such surge of patriotism since the victory in the Great Patriotic War and the first human spaceflight.

To put it simply, the people of Russia have unity and they have confidence in their leadership. The same isn’t true of the USA. No leader has the American people’s confidence… no one trusts the media or the government in the USA… no one… and the right opposition has LESS cred than President Obama does (would YOU trust a quitter and ignoranus like Sarah Palin or a cruel heartless harridan like Ann Coulter?).

From the outset, the junta’s done stupid shit… first, it outlawed the Russian language, then, it outlawed President Yanukovich… and then, it started to backtrack! For me, the main reality is that the junta hasn’t reined in the Euromaidan terrorists, who’re the real “power behind the throne”. The Ukraine is an anarchic mess, so, it’s no wonder that people want out. The status quo ante is unrealisable as the junta’s bumbling and pro-fascist statements shattered it. The American-fomented coup saw to that… and most “Ukrainians” don’t wish to be American slaves.

The USA doesn’t have the intestinal fortitude to face down the Russians on their own turf. Make no mistake on it… the “Ukraine” IS Russia. Kiev is “the Mother of all Russian Cities”… full stop. Besides which, the Ukraine isn’t the USA’s business, after all… it’s part of the Russian sphere of influence. The world and the USA would be a better place if the USA abandoned its drive for global hegemony. Not only would it be FAR less expensive in terms of money, it’d give us peace for a generation, at least.

What shall the USA choose? It’s all dependent on what YOU choose… do choose well.


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Thursday, 4 July 2013

MP Raised 7 Million Roubles for Aid to Syria in a Matter of Days

00 Russian money


A spokesman for the MP Department for Church Charity and Social Service stated that the MP raised more than 7 million Roubles (211,000 USD. 163,000 Euros. 140,000 UK Pounds) in donations to help Syria within a few days. Donations came in from dioceses, monasteries, parishes, and individuals. The fundraising drive to collect money to help the victims of the Syrian Civil War continues. Archpriest Vladimir Vigilyansky, the rector of the Church of St Tatiana at MGU, said, “I’m amazed at the amount of donations we collected last Sunday in our church. We raised 50,000 Roubles (1,500 USD. 1,160 Euros. 1,000 UK Pounds) on one Sunday afternoon… taking into account daylight saving time and the fact that we’re a small parish… that’s pretty good! We collected more this time than we did during the drive to aid needy Greeks. Next Sunday, we decided to repeat the collection [for Syrian aid]”.

Archpriest Aleksandr Talko, the head of the Department for Church Charity of the Vladivostok Diocese, rector of St John of Kronshtadt parish in Vladivostok, said that the cathedral put up a special box for the Syrian fund drive, and, so far, people are still putting in their donations, noting, “Even now, during the summer holidays, I think that people actively responded to His Holiness’ call”. Different cities sent their donations to the MP… Ufa, Novosibirsk, Kaliningrad, and Irkutsk. Donations even came in from Krymsk, which suffered devastating floods last year. This fund-drive was in response to a call to aid the victims of the Syrian Civil War from Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev of Moscow and all the Russias. At the conclusion of the drive, the MP will send all monies collected to the Patriarchate of Antioch and all the East.

4 July 2013



Editor’s Note:

The ROCOR is part of the MP, yet there’s no mention of this important fundraiser on its official website (at least, not in an easily noticed or accessible location). Note well that they had space for a diatribe against Stalin penned by Potapov, and space for a notice saying that Archbishop Kirill Dmitrieff received a bogus “award” from the specious pretender Maria Vladimirovna… but they had no space for a notice of this important fund drive to aid the victims of the Syrian Civil War. There was “no room at the inn” for the victims of the Syrian Civil War in the ROCOR… was that due to the fact that Potapov has ties to Radio Liberty, and that the US government opposes Russia’s role in that conflict? Perspirin’ minds wanna know… follow the money… it’ll lead you to the truth (sometimes, it’s unpleasant, but it’s still the truth)…


Friday, 28 September 2012

HH sez the Church Has No Interest in Taking over the State’s Role

HH wants to be a pastor, NOT a government minister…


On Friday, Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev, the First Hierarch of the Patriarchate of Moscow and all the Russias, shot back at critics that accused him  of confusing the roles of the state and the Church, as allegedly evidenced by a draft bill criminalising religious offences, by saying, “The Church isn’t interested in obtaining state powers or even state status as in certain European countries”, in an apparent reference to the legal privileges of Lutheran churches in Scandinavia. However, His Holiness said that demands to separate Church and state often mask an attempt to force the Church to give up its ministerial mission, and that believers should abandon their civil rights and responsibilities. He spoke at a conference at Moscow State University, which students reported earlier to be forced to attend, a move that drew rebuke from Church leadership.

A bill proposing punishing offences against religious sentiment with jail terms of up to three years is currently pending review in the RF Gosduma, where observers expect all four major parliamentary factions to back it. The bill’s critics say it discriminates against unbelievers and is aimed at strengthening the union between the Kremlin and the Church, which flourished after Kirill backed Putin’s presidential bid earlier this year.

28 September 2012



Saturday, 18 February 2012

Bishop Panteleimon Shatov Urges a Ban on Human Cloning and the Use of Embryonic Tissue in Biomedicine

THIS is who uses “foetal cell rejuvenation” in both Russia and the USA (it’s QUITE pricey, trust me)… does it surprise you? The GOP is SILENT on it all… you see, many older American rightwing pols and pundits use it to look “younger” and “perkier” (one does wonder about Rush and Lil’ Mizz Sarah). Any questions?


Bishop Panteleimon Shatov of Smolensk and Vyazma {KMG’s old see: editor}, the head of the MP Department of Church Charity and Social Service, drew up proposals for a draft law, “On biomedical cell technologies”. On Thursday, the Department’s website noted that Vladyki Panteleimon sent a letter with a list of specific amendments to Tatiana Golikova, the Minister for Health and Social Development, quoting him as saying, “The main aim of our proposals is to protect human life, both before and after birth”. He noted with satisfaction that the ministry’s draft for the new law already has a ban on the use of cloning insofar as it regards human beings, and it prohibits the use of embryonic and foetal cells in the development of biomedical technologies. Over the last few months, a review panel comprising bioethical experts, Orthodox priests, lawyers, and biologists, including members of the Department of Embryology of Moscow State University (MGU) and other research institutions, drew up this list of proposals.

Amongst the proposed amendments is a ban on the use of cellular technologies to create human embryos, the introduction of a clear definition of an embryo, a ban on the use of foetal cells in the preparation of suspensions of uncultivated cells, and the transplantation of tissue fragments. Bishop Panteleimon’s letter said, “Russia has a number of patents involving the transplantation of embryonic tissue layers or suspensions of uncultivated cells directly derived from aborted foetuses. However, these immoral technologies are outside the scope of the bill”. He noted that commercial clinics now offer a basic form of cell therapy, supposedly for rejuvenation.

16 February 2012



Editor’s Note:

Such therapy is available in the USA, too. It’s VERY pricey… it’s mostly utilised by vacuous airheads such as celebrities, pols, and media “talking heads”. That’s to say, people “in the public eye” often use it. Could Rush Limbaugh be using it? He looks rather “young” for his age, doesn’t he (it wouldn’t surprise me to find him a user of such, given his past publicised history of  prescription drug “use” and his four marriages)?

THIS is what the Church is concerned about… NOT artificial birth control. The Church does NOT forbid artificial birth control… it DOES forbid the use of human foetal material as cosmetics and “perk-me-ups” for the idle rich. Note well that the rampant use of such by the American affluent effluent doesn’t faze Patrick Henry Reardon, Josiah Trenham, Terrence Mattingly, Rod Dreher, and James Kushiner in the least… the strident “amen” that the Touchstonistas give to every pro-One Percent dribbling of the present GOP shows that to even the slow learners (this really deserves a post of its own… and it’ll get it). They might no longer get an invite to the vino-and-brie fests of the well-heeled rightwing. Poor babies!

The Church is against us using human cells “harvested” from human embryos for low ends… indeed, for any use whatsoever. Friends inform me that cell replacement therapy needn’t involve the use of foetal material, so, why go there? Opposition to abortion takes many forms… and this proposed law is one of them. Don’t forget… aid to unwed mothers is yet another facet of Pro-Life, as is a comprehensive and consistent respect for human life in general. Why should it surprise you that the McMansion dwellers grasp for such therapies when the indiscriminate American bombing campaign throughout the world and the Bloody Assizes in Texas (the spirit of Judge Jeffreys would be appalled at Rick Perry’s casual use of the death penalty) don’t bother them, either? It’s all of a piece…


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