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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Motor Rally Under the Red Banner in the Hero-City of Kerch Honoured the Liberation of the City from the Fascists… Ease on Down the Road with Comrade Ilyich!

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On 12 April, an auto-motorcycle rally sponsored by the Kerch Gorkom of the KPRF and the RF Leninist Komsomol (LKSM RF), along with support from local bikers, honoured the 70th anniversary of Kerch’s liberation from the fascist occupiers. This is the eighth such rally; this year, the Gorsoviet of Veterans Organisations joined the participants.In the morning, everyone met at the railway station. Forming up into a column, they marched to a military cemetery. At one of the mass graves, the participants stopped to give their respects, headed by I I Zheltenko, the First Secretary of the KPRF Kerch Gorkom. After laying down flowers, the group moved to the Adzhimushkai Quarry Memorial Complex, where they also laid down flowers, and then toured the facilities. Then, the rally participants drove to Eltigen, where they visited another Place of Military Glory. The Kerch Gorkom of the KPRF and the LKSM RF received thanks for their sponsorship from Aleksandr Leontiev, the leader of the biker section, and from Nadezhda Shepel, a staff member of the Republic of the Crimea “Kerch Historical and Cultural Reserve”.

Editor:

It’s not taking long for the Crimea to shake off the hated “Ukrainian” occupation. In fact, the same will be true of most of the “Ukraine”. In fact, Russian patriotism will be strongest in these regions… for they know what it means to be truly Russian after having suffered persecution, scorn, and ridicule from ignorant nekulturny Galician hillbillies for far too long. Holy Rus has deep roots in our blood and soil… the “Ukraine” is a foreign implant… it’ll wither and disappear so quickly that many will wonder that it was ever there. May the rest of the “Ukraine” follow the Crimea’s path… and quickly.

BMD

14 April 2014

KPRF.ru

KPRF official website

http://kprf.ru/party-live/regnews/130298.html

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Friday, 22 July 2011

Orthodox Biker Rally in the Kuzbass

More than 70 bikers from several Siberian cities will take part in a two-day Orthodox motorcycle rally, passing through Kemerovo Oblast. The route of rally will cover more than 100 kilometres, a spokesman of the local diocese informed Interfax on Friday. On 23 July, a molieben will kick off the event, then, riders will go to the Fountain of St John the Baptist, after that, they’ll ride on to Belovo. A concert and entertainment will end the first day of the rally; the participants, including riders from Barnaul and Novosibirsk, will sleep out in tents under the open sky. The next day, the bikers will disperse to go home. Both baptised and unbaptised riders are welcome; their age or the type of motorcycle they ride doesn’t matter. The purpose of the rally is to involve young people in the Orthodox faith.

22 July 2011

Interfax-Religion

http://www.interfax-religion.ru/?act=news&div=41589

Editor’s Note:

Some silly konvertsy think that Russia and Greece are “holy lands” (conversely, others attack the home countries mercilessly). They’re dense… Russia and Greece are full of ordinary sinful-ginful folks (most of whom are baptised Orthodox, though). They’re full of all the faults that fallen mankind’s prey to… yet, they’re ORTHODOX societies deep down… America is NOT, emphatically so. That doesn’t mean that we cave in, assimilate to Sectarian heresy, and act like the heretics surrounding us, as some wish us to do. No… however, it does mean that the average American isn’t receptive to Orthodoxy and its worldview… most are deeply Sectarian, they require YEARS to rid themselves of its malign influence. Look at how they misuse and abuse the Fathers and the Canons. Lordy! It makes you want to have a bonfire of their godforsaken books in the churchyard… I DO mean that! The Church isn’t a set of rules… it isn’t a set of books to memorise… it isn’t a “look” to imitate down to the last detail… it’s the bikers from Kemerovo Oblast who’re going to have one hell of a good time, and remember their God whilst they’re at it. That’s what I believe… and I do think that most of you agree with me…

BMD

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Putin Arrived at Biker Rally in Sevastopol on a Harley Trike… Ease on Down the Road, Vladimir Vladimirovich!

Chairman of the Government V V Putin (1952- ), riding his Harley trike at a biker rally in Sevastopol

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During a brief visit to the Ukraine, Chairman of the Government V V Putin arrived at the 14th International Bike Show, which took place at Lake Gasfort, riding a Harley tricycle at the head of the bikers. Mounted on a modified Harley Davidson Le Mans, decorated with the Russian and Ukrainian flags, Putin wore a black shirt, black jeans, a baseball cap, dark glasses, and black gloves. Vladimir Vladimirovich called his trike his “iron growler”, and called the participants in the rally, “brothers”, during his opening speech. “Where else can you see such cool machines, such cool hardware, as I see today? Bikes are the most democratic form of transport. Bikes are daring and brash, they give a rider a sweet feeling of freedom, and, therefore, it’s no exaggeration to say that the bike is a symbol of freedom. You came here because you’re free, you can go where you want, and that there are a lot of people gathered here from all over Europe is highly symbolic. That tells us that we already live in a single space, as Mayakovsky said, a single human race in a single human society”, Putin said. He spoke with the bikers, and he signed autographs on motorcycle postcards, the seat of a motorcycle, and even signed a banknote for a biker from Prague. One of the girlfriends of the bikers asked him to sign her hand, but Vladimir Vladimirovich wouldn’t sign it, he kissed her hand instead.

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here’s a song by Alisa… they’re as popular amongst Russian bikers as Steppenwolf is amongst American riders…

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According to organisers, the event brought together bikers from Belarus, the Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Latvia, Germany, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Serbia, the USA, and Israel. The Bike Show had a special focus on the Black Sea Fleet (it was held on the eve of Navy Day) and on the 65th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany. “Tomorrow, Russian and Ukrainian sailors will stand together, as our nations were one for many centuries. For this, I give many thanks to the Ukrainian leadership, especially President Viktor Yanukovich, for their decisions about the Black Sea Fleet, and for the [good] atmosphere it created in relations between our fraternal peoples, of Russia and the Ukraine”, the chairman said. For the second year in a row, the International Bike Show was held in Sevastopol. Amongst the organisers of the event was the Night Wolves MC from Moscow. Last year, Putin visited the Moscow clubhouse of the Night Wolves MC, and gave the head of the club, A S Zaldostanov (“the Surgeon”), a Russian flag. The Night Wolves MC was the first biker club in the USSR, and, then, in the RF, being founded in 1989 in Moscow.

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Chairman Putin with A S Zaldostanov (“the Surgeon”), the head of the Night Wolves MC in Moscow

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Later, Putin conveyed greetings from the bikers to Ukrainian President Yanukovich, whom he met at the Ukrainian presidential summer residence in Foros. “I want to convey to you their greetings and thanks, they understand how difficult it is (to arrange a personal visit), what an additional burden it is for the authorities, when there are thousands gathered from all over Europe”, he said. When it was time for him to leave, Vladimir Vladimirovich led a biker procession on his trike, whilst the bikers held a race on the Sevastopol ring road.

24 July 2010

RIA-Novosti

click on the first link below… the page has a 2-minute vid in English:

http://english.ruvr.ru/rtvideo/2010/07/24/video_13302817.html

http://rian.ru/politics/20100724/258054821.html

http://www.rian.ru/politics/20100724/258014897.html

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Chairman Putin and the Nochnye Volki (Night Wolves) MC: A Rally for the Russian Black Sea Fleet

Chairman of the Government V V Putin (1952- ) with A S Zaldostanov (“The Surgeon”) (1963- ), head of the Nochnye Volki (Night Wolves) Motorcycle Club. Leather wings… ease on down the road!

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Today, there was an unusual caller at the headquarters of the Nochnye Volki (Night Wolves) Motorcycle Club. Chairman of the Government V V Putin came to visit the bikers’ club-house. The club-members described to the premier the preparations for a motorcade to Sevastopol where there’ll be a bike rally dedicated to the Black Sea Fleet. Putin met the President of the Night Wolves MC, A S Zaldostanov (better known by his nickname, “The Surgeon”), at the club entrance. “The Surgeon” told the premier that the 13th International Bike Show will take place on 10-11 July in Sevastopol. The show isn’t only dedicated to the Russian Black Sea Fleet, but also to the 65th anniversary of the city’s liberation from the Fascist aggressors.

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a great song from Korol i Shut

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This year’s show will attract bikers not only from Russia, but, also, from neighbouring countries all over Europe. The bulk of the riders, on several thousand motorcycles, have already left Moscow. The Surgeon told Vladimir Vladimirovich that the headliners of the event in Sevastopol will be the rock group Alisa, their song Nebo Slavyan (Slavic Skies) is the theme of the rally. Aleksandr showed the chairman on the map the route of the procession, which is to run through Oryol, Kursk, and other Russian and Ukrainian cities. The bikers asked Putin to sign the map, and he did so zestfully. The Night Wolves handed the chairman a picture with the logo of club, Vladimir Vladimirovich, in turn, presented them with a big Russian flag. Then, the riders showed off their “iron horses” for the premier. Putin admitted that he tried to ride a motorcycle recently.

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a video of the song Nebo Slavyan (Slavic Skies) by the rock group Alisa… a good biker anthem, no?

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Putin:

I tired to ride one of these things recently.

The Surgeon:

Yes, I heard you did.

Putin:

The rear wheel bucked up and it hit another bike. Everything was a mess.

The Surgeon:

I hope that you weren’t “spooked”, as they say, but, you didn’t give up on the bike, and I hope that you don’t just keep it in the garage.

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Baptism of Fire from Aria

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Adrenaline by Igor Kupriyanov

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In Sevastopol, the Wolves shall be accompanied by popular Russian musicians. In addition to Konstantin Kinchev and Alisa, the groups Aria, Pilot, Korol i Shut (The King and The Jester), Mongol Shuudan, and Igor Kupriyanov (ex-Chorny Kofe (Black Coffee)). A particularly honoured guest of the festival shall be the Ukrainian rock band Bratya Karamazovy (The Brothers Karamazov) {The Brothers were an important part of the missionary rock-tour of the Ukraine by Deacon Andrei Kuraev sponsored by the MP last year: editor}.

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Here’s Bratya Karamazovy

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Fr V A Chaplin, the Deputy Head of the MP Department of External Church Relations, told Voice of Russia World Service that the MP supports the Night Wolves’ action. “Many bikers are faithful Christians, we see quite a bit of them, as they’re often at services. When the leaders of the Night Wolves MC told the Patriarch about their plans to go to Sevastopol, His Holiness listened with great interest and gave them his blessing”.

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It’s a Long Road by Mongol Shuudan

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The rally shall precede a visit to Kiev by Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev of Moscow and all Russia. The column of bikers shall roll through Russia and the Ukraine, picking up new riders as it goes along. Bikers from Byelorussia, Lithuania, Latvia, Germany, Poland, Czechia, Serbia, Greece, and Bulgaria will join the cavalcade. In addition to all of this, the bikers invited several of the veterans of the Battle of Sevastopol to take part in the event, to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the hero-city’s liberation.

7 July 2009

Igor Siletsky

Voice of Russia World Service

http://ruvr.ru/main.php?lng=rus&q=120316&cid=22&p=07.07.2009

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