Voices from Russia

Saturday, 26 August 2017

26 August 2017. Geophysical and Cultural Map of North America

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The original lettering on this map SUCKED. Therefore, I pulled out the old PS and got to work. I also spiffed up the map itself with some PhotoShop enhancements to make it POP. By the way… most of the cultural regions are spot-on. New England and Atlantic Canada do share a common culture… Texas IS distinct from the rest of the old Confederacy (and West Texas is more aligned with Arizona/New Mexico/Norteño Mexico)… the Prairie Provinces and the Upper Midwest are one… “California” is really only a small coastal strip and Washington/Oregon/BC/Northern California are the Northwest… the Northeast and Southern Ontario really do make a discrete region… the First Nations do “rule” most of Canada. The most interesting region is Deseret… the Mormon heartland. It’s the most Anglo part of the country, so one could even say that Mormons are the most “American” of Americans. They’re Anglos who follow a made-up American religion. They have no cultural ties left to foreign parts, as most of the rest of us do.

BMD

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26 August 2017. VVP’s Wry Comment on the Anglos

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VVP has no illusions about the Anglos. He finds them violent, dishonest, self-centred, and brutal. Therefore, he believes that Russia must build strong defences to deter American aggression (which they deliver with smarmy self-righteousness and pseudo-piety). Russia is defending its interests… as are China and Iran. If you listen to the Western MSM narrative and believe it, you’re stupid, and I’m not ashamed to put it that way…

BMD

Monday, 10 July 2017

10 July 2017. Stirrings of a Renaissance of the Soviet Legacy… as seen in Song

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Recently, there’ve been signs of a new appreciation of the Soviet legacy in Russia. During the Victory Day Parade, General Shoigu and many others wore the 1945 dress uniform with the high collar instead of the Western-style jacket-and-tie. Songs of the Stalin era resurface, such as this one about one of the naval infantrymen fighting in Leningrad. No… the USSR isn’t coming back, but the Soviet legacy is embraced for what it is. In like manner, there’s not going to be a restoration of the monarchy, but Russians embrace the imperial legacy for what it is.

The USA is attempting to strangle this renaissance in its cradle. I confide that the arrogant Anglo toddlers will fail… God willing, without a torrent of blood…

BMD

Штурвальный с “Марата”

Где воздух изранен полётом снаряда,
где бомбами поле изрыто кругом,
за русскую землю,
за честь Ленинграда морская пехота
дерётся с врагом.
за русскую землю, за честь Ленинграда
морская пехота дерётся с врагом.

Трава на поляне железом примята,
за танком пехота ползет по земле.
В разбитом окопе штурвальный с “Марата”
остался один на прибрежной скале.
В разбитом окопе штурвальный с “Марата”
остался один на прибрежной скале.

И насмерть дерётся штурвальный с “Марата”
как знамя, подняв бескозырку свою.
Врага поражая последней гранатой,
он смерть принимает в неравном бою.
Врага поражая последней гранатой,
он смерть принимает в неравном бою.

Но танкам навстречу торопится рота,
и пушки под пулями катят вперед
Друзья-комендоры, морская пехота,
Балтийские люди, железный народ!
Друзья-комендоры, морская пехота,
Балтийские люди, железный народ!

The Helmsman of the Marat

When the bullet’s flight pierced the air,

When the shells ringed the field,

The Leningrad Naval Infantry fought

For the Russian land, for honour.

The Leningrad Naval Infantry fought

For the Russian land, for honour.

The enemy infantry and tanks

Trampled the meadow with iron tracks,

The helmsman of the “Marat” sat in a trench

Alone amongst the rocks by the shore.

The helmsman of the “Marat” sat in a trench

Alone amongst the rocks by the shore.

The helmsman of the “Marat” fought to the death,

Holding his sailor’s cap like a banner.

Hitting the foe with his last grenade,

He accepted death in unequal battle.

Hitting the foe with his last grenade,

He accepted death in unequal battle.

The tanks sped to meet the company,

Wheeling forward amidst the guns and bullets,

Comrades and Commanders, the Baltic Naval Infantry,

Men of iron and steel.

Comrades and Commanders, the Baltic Naval Infantry,

Men of iron and steel.

10 July 2017. A Point to Ponder from Vladimir Putin

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Russia and the USA don’t have any significant ideological differences, but we do have fundamental cultural differences. Individualism lies at the core of the American identity, whilst Russia has been a country of collectivism. One student of Pushkin’s legacy formulated this difference very aptly. Take Scarlett O’Hara from Gone With The Wind, for instance. She said, “I’ll never be hungry again”. This is the most important thing for her. Russians have different, far loftier ambitions… more of the spiritual kind. It’s more about your relationship with God. We have different visions of life. That’s why it’s very difficult to understand each other, but it’s still possible.

Vladimir Putin

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