Voices from Russia

Monday, 18 August 2014

Partisans Damaged Nazi Bandera’s Grave in München

00 S A Bandera. 17.07.14


Constance Schpitschek, the press officer of the München Police Department, reported that partisans attacked the grave of S A Bandera, “We can confirm that they damaged the grave. The grave cross, 1.8 meters by 1 metre in size, was almost torn down”. Bandera’s grave is in the München Waldfriedhof. There were claims sent to media sources that the grave was blown up, but Ms Schpitschek said, “I can’t say exactly, but it doesn’t look like an explosion. We’re at the scene and looking for clues. An investigation is under way”.

17 August 2014

Russkaya Vesna


Sunday, 29 September 2013

29 September 2013. A Photo Essay. From the Russian Web… It’s the 180th Oktoberfest in München!

00 Oktoberfest. Munchen. 10. 28.09.13


00 Oktoberfest. Munchen. 01. 28.09.13


00 Oktoberfest. Munchen. 02. 28.09.13


00 Oktoberfest. Munchen. 03. 28.09.13


00 Oktoberfest. Munchen. 04. 28.09.13


00 Oktoberfest. Munchen. 05. 28.09.13


00 Oktoberfest. Munchen. 06. 28.09.13


00 Oktoberfest. Munchen. 07. 28.09.13


00 Oktoberfest. Munchen. 08. 28.09.13


00 Oktoberfest. Munchen. 09. 28.09.13


It’s a beer marathon! This weekend Mayor Christian Ude of München opened the first keg of beer with the traditional “O’zapft is!” (“It’s uncorked, now!”). Every year, this ritual starts Oktoberfest, the world’s largest beer festival. This year, it’s the 180th such party in the Bavarian capital. For 16 days, the partiers will guzzle special Oktoberfest beer in litre mugs served by buxom barmaids. This time around, there’s some ouch… the beer went up in price from 9.40 Euros (410 Roubles. 12.75 USD. 13.10 CAD. 13.65 AUD. 7.90 UK Pounds) per stein to 9.85 Euros (430 Roubles. 13.35 USD. 13.75 CAD. 14.30 AUD. 8.25 UK Pounds).


Tuesday, 25 September 2012

25 September 2012. From the Russian Web… Oktoberfest! Let the Good Times Roll!


I saw this image on one of my fave Russian sites… and it led to another lightning flash of inspiration. The German is translated in the title above. Oh, yes… do save a litre or two for me…


Sunday, 23 September 2012

23 September 2012. RIA-Novosti Infographics. A River of Beer at Oktoberfest


Every year, the legendary Oktoberfest festival in München attracts millions of tourists. However, the locals call it the Wies’n, which in the Bavarian dialect means “meadow”. That isn’t surprising… traditionally, the venue of the festivities is a special area in the city centre called the Theresienwiese.

The history of Oktoberfest dates back to the 19th century, when the first festival honoured the wedding on 10 October 1810 of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Thérèse of Saxe-Hildburghausen, after whom the meadow where the modern event is held is named. Later, due to the peculiarities of weather in München, the authorities decided to change the date of the traditional celebration to the end of September. However, of necessity, the last Sunday of Oktoberfest must take place in October. The locals have strictly honoured this tradition up to our day. The modern Oktoberfest lasts 16 days. Each year, not less than 6 million visitors visit this colourful event, and München brewers brew up special Oktoberfest Beer for the holiday, with an alcohol content of 5.8 to 6.3 percent. If there’s no such beer, well, there can’t be a festival.

21 September 2012



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