Voices from Russia

Saturday, 2 June 2018

The Burning of Pirčiupiai… Lest We Forget What Rightwing Racism Leads To

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On 3 June 1944, the fascist occupiers burned the village of Pirčiupiai in Lithuania, killing 119 people, burning them alive. Amongst the victims were 5 elderly persons over 65, 1 pregnant woman, 49 children under 15 years of age, 14 children under 5 years of age, and 4 nursing infants.

In 1960, the young Lithuanian sculptor Gediminas Jokūbonis created a memorial at the site of the tragedy, including the statue “Mother”, with a wall with decorated reliefs carved with names of the dead. The central monument portrays a tense image of a mother, the anger and sorrow of the old Lithuanian peasants, as well as severe generalised images, harmonising the architecture and memorial space with the surrounding countryside. In 1963, Jokūbonis received a Lenin Prize for creating the memorial. A Memorial Museum is also in Pirčiupiai.

In 1981, the Lithuanian cinema studio LKS filmed the movie Fakt (Fact) directed by Steponas Almantas Grikevičius, telling the story of the destruction of the village by the fascists. It won the main prize at the 14th all-Union Film Festival in Vilnius and represented the Soviet film industry in the competition at the Cannes International Film Festival, which it won the award for Best Supporting Female Role for actress E Ya Solovey.

2 June 2018

СССР. Прекрасная страна, в которой мы жили

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Ukrainian Jewish Committee Warns Kiev About Glorifying World War II Murderers of Jews

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On Friday, Eduard Dolinsky, Director of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee, told golos.ua:

The veneration of World War II-era Nazi groups and surging anti-Semitism in the Ukraine will inevitably affect relations with Israel. Currently, both countries enjoy a good relationship. However, the Ukraine’s glorification of the murderers of the Jewish population will eventually come back to haunt Kiev in its relations with Israel. This’ll happen shortly. This’ll depend on how the Ukraine acts. For example, Poland, as you know, banned entry for (the director of the Institute of National Memory) Vyatrovich as well as some of his allies and nationalists. Israel may also take similar measures. Besides, ultra-right sentiment and extremist groups will grow in the Ukraine if the government remains idle. The whole world is witnessing mounting rightwing extremist sentiment and stepped-up activity by radical groups in social life. If they take no action to counter this, this’ll build up day by day. In addition, their numbers would increase, eventually making the fight against them more difficult.

According to the Israeli Ministry of Diaspora Affairs, the number of anti-Semitic incidents doubled in the Ukraine in 2017 year-on-year, which comes against the backdrop of a glorification of nationalist leaders responsible for the murders and expulsion of Jews during World War II. It noted:

For a second successive year, the Ukraine saw the biggest number of anti-Semitic incidents among the former Soviet Union republics. There was anti-Semitic propaganda in politics, vandalism targeting Jewish cemeteries, buildings, and social centres, as well as monuments to Holocaust victims. However, they don’t take any effective action against vandals, with anti-Semitic incidents qualified as just hooliganism and not as hate crimes.

In May 2015, Ukrainian President P A Poroshenko signed a law glorifying the OUN (Ukrainian nationalists) and the UPA (Ukrainian Insurgent Army), a terrorist group outlawed in Russia, labelling their activity as a struggle for the country’s independence. Statues to nationalist Nazi collaborators S A Bandera and R I Shukhevich arise across the Ukraine, memorial events and torchlight processions occur in their memory, and they name streets after them.

1 June 2018

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Saturday, 25 July 2015

25 July 2015. “Betrayal of the Cossacks”… Such a Thing Didn’t (and Couldn’t) Happen

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EVIL…

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00 S A Kovpak. Soviet partisan leader. 260615

GOOD… Woe to those who call good “evil” and evil “good”

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Here’s a colloquy a friend and I had (I’m in italics):

I find it amusing that countries that supported Hitler in World War II, along with all fascism’s atrocities, now feel by losing that war they’re somehow “victimised” by having been on the defeated side. The side of evil! Go figure!

Then, there was NO “betrayal of the Cossacks”… how can traitors be victims? After all, Russia REFUSES to rehabilitate P N Krasnov’s turncoats to this very day. Is that who you’re talking of?

Legally, this is where Russia stands in re P N Krasnov:

In accordance with the conclusions of the Chief Military Prokuratura, the Military Collegium of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation refused to rehabilitate P N Krasnov on 25 December 1997. His conviction was according to the facts, so he isn’t a subject for rehabilitation. This will apply to all appeals on his rehabilitation.

http://tribuna.ru/articles/2008/01/31/article2201/

No one can sue me for stating that P N Krasnov was a traitor in Soviet times and remains one today. He was an odious pig who took up arms against his own people, in the interests of racists who considered all Slavs, not merely Russians, as subhumanity. That is beyond all comprehension and forgiveness. Krasnov was a man eaten alive by hate. Anyone who adulates him as a hero is my opponent, and I say such openly. One can see why Victor Potapov is an evil man… he’s an apologist for traitorous and treacherous scumbags… on top of that, he works for the Anglo American enemies of the Rodina. There was no “betrayal of the Cossacks”… traitors they were, and traitors they remain. After all, they wore the uniform of the SS, a criminal organisation. They willingly marched under the racist Nazi banner. I wrote this earlier about these soulless haters of the Rodina:

You may honour heroes of the Motherland such as S A Kovpak or you may honour traitors to the Motherland such as S A Bandera or P N Krasnov. They’re mutually exclusive. By the way, the Council of Atamans of the Donsky Voiska refused to support the rehabilitation of Krasnov; RF Gosduma Deputy (and Don Cossack Ataman) V P Vodolatsky said, “The fact of his collaboration with Hitler during the war makes any idea of his rehabilitation absolutely unacceptable to us”. In 2008, the Russian government ordered the removal of a “memorial” to Krasnov on the grounds that it glorified fascism (a wise and good decision). You may stand with the truthful Donsky Cossacks or you may stand with the liar Victor Potapov… it’s up to you. 

I stand by all the above and no one can sue me for it. Let history judge.

BMD

Friday, 26 June 2015

26 June 2015. Heroes of Holy Rus: Major General S A Kovpak, Hero of the VOV

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This is why Novorossiya will NOT fall to the “Ukrainians”… this is its true legacy. S A Kovpak fought the fascists… both the Nazi occupiers and their UPA quisling running dogs. He saved THOUSANDS from murder at the hands of the Galician Uniate nationalists. Besides his two Gold Stars of the Hero of the Soviet Union, he held four Orders of Lenin, the Order of the Red Banner, the Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky (I Class), and the Order of Suvorov (I Class).

You may honour heroes of the Motherland such as S A Kovpak or you may honour traitors to the Motherland such as S A Bandera or P N Krasnov. They’re mutually exclusive. By the way, the Council of Atamans of the Donsky Voiska refused to support the rehabilitation of Krasnov; RF Gosduma Deputy (and Don Cossack Ataman) V P Vodolatsky said, “The fact of his collaboration with Hitler during the war makes any idea of his rehabilitation absolutely unacceptable to us”. In 2008, the Russian government ordered the removal of a “memorial” to Krasnov on the grounds that it glorified fascism (a wise and good decision). You may stand with the truthful Donsky Cossacks or you may stand with the liar Victor Potapov… it’s up to you. 

BMD

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