Voices from Russia

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Czech President Miloš Zeman: “American Beer is Just Filthy Water”

01 beer and wurst

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Czech President Miloš Zeman eulogised his country’s trademark beverage, insulting American beer as “filthy water” during a presidential business summit in Kazakhstan. Asked which beer is the best in the world by long-time Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev, Zeman didn’t hesitate. He said, “We’ve built several breweries here already. We might make good planes, cars, or other products, but most importantly, never forget… Czech beer is the best in the world. No American company that offers filthy water instead of beer can compete with us”.

Zeman just concluded 450 million USD (20.28 billion Roubles. 2.76 billion Renminbi. 27.9 billion INR. 508 million CAD. 524 million AUD. 363 million Euros. 287 million UK Pounds) worth of business deals between Kazakhstan and Prague during a two-day business forum that finishes on Tuesday. Zeman’s unsolicited sentiments might offend American brewers, but this is far from the most controversial statement the politician, elected last year, made in the past few weeks. Earlier this month, the Russian-speaking President gave a profane interview on Czech radio, calling the Russian protest group Pussy Riot, “fucked up” and “bitches”, translating their name into Czech as “cunts”. After claiming that police tactics used to put down pro-democracy demonstrations in 1989 weren’t a massacre, a crowd holding red cards in Prague pelted Zeman with eggs during last week’s 25th anniversary of the beginning of the fall of the Communist government in Czechoslovakia. Zeman roared at the crowd, “I’m not afraid of you!” In reply, the crowd shouted that Zeman mustn’t come near a monument commemorating Communist oppression.

All the while, he continued to insist that Russia didn’t initiate the conflict in the eastern Ukraine, insisting that the West must lift sanctions on Moscow, and recognise the Crimea as part of Russia. Prague pollster Median said that Zeman’s inflammatory statements caused his popularity to slump from 58 to 37 percent in the space of a month. In addition, last week’s poll numbers show that 71 percent of Czechs believe that Zeman’s behaviour and public statements harm the image of the country abroad.

24 November 2014

RT

http://rt.com/news/208459-zeman-beer-czech-filth/

Editor: 

The Czech crowd seems in the style of arranged American provocations (“colour revolutions”)… it’s much too similar to recent “protest” actions in Budapest and Kiev. The Anglo Americans aren’t very bright… they use the same stereotyped script in all instances. This means that the USA is desperate, but lacking in new ideas… their deluded opium dream of being the “sole superpower” is falling apart around their ears… they didn’t attend to the lessons of their defeat in the American-fomented aggression in South Ossetia in 2008. Russia did attend to the shortcomings in their forces that the South Ossetia campaign uncovered. There was much in the Russian media on it… Red Star had a great deal on it. Reflect on this… the Russians captured American computers in Gori full of intel… the Anglos deny it. What does that tell you about Anglo veracity and intelligence (in the sense of “street smarts”, IQ, and worldview)? It doesn’t speak well of it, does it?

BMD

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

VTsIOM Poll Sez Russians Most Trust Nazarbayev and Lukashenko of Post-Soviet Leaders

00 Presidents Nazarbayev and Lukashenko. Kazakhstan and Belarus. 11.12.13

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A poll released Tuesday revealed that Russians rated Presidents Aleksandr Lukashenko of Belarus and Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan as the most trustworthy leaders of the former Soviet states. The head of the Russian Federation wasn’t included in the poll carried out by the all-Russian Public Opinion Research Centre (VTsIOM). Forty-one percent of respondents selected Lukashenko as the most trusted leader among non-Russian figures in the SNG. Amongst the remaining ten heads of state, only two scored higher than 5 percent… Nazarbayev had 33 percent, and Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich had 10 percent. Russians also rated the two countries, which are part of the Eurasian Economic Union (EvrAsES) Customs Union trade bloc, as Russia’s most dependable partners. Freedom House rated all but two SNG members… Kyrgyzstan and Moldova… “Not Free” on their index {Freedom House can kiss my ass. They call everyone who opposes Western corporate rape of their countries “Not Free”. They’re nothing but obsequious running dogs of the American oligarchs: editor}. The leaders of Kyrgyzstan and Moldova, which Freedom House describes as “Partly Free” {because Kyrgyzstan foolishly allows US forces on its territory and Moldova sucks up to the EU: editor} scored two percent apiece in VTsIOM’s trustworthiness survey. VTsIOM questioned 1,600 people across Russia in mid-November; the margin of error of the poll was +/- 3.4 percent.

11 December 2013

RIA-Novosti

http://en.ria.ru/world/20131211/185427248/Belarusian-Kazakh-Leaders-Most-Trusted-of-Post-Soviet-Leaders-.html

Friday, 16 December 2011

President Nazarbayev Called On Kazakhs to Honour the Religious Traditions of Their Ancestors

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Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev urged his people not to forget their indigenous religious traditions. On Thursday, at a ceremony in Astana honouring the 20th anniversary of Kazakh independence, he said, “With independence, our ancestral religion has grown significantly. From the dim mists of our past, we know perfectly well that there’s no real religion where there’s no independence. However, based in history, I want to remind you of another detail… the basis of religion is tradition. It’s based on such traditions in every nation. That which is dear to others, isn’t all that important to us. Over the centuries, we’ve evolved our own culture, our people have their customs and traditions, and we’ve inherited from our ancestors a clear direction. We must follow it”.

15 December 2011

Interfax-Religion

http://www.interfax-religion.ru/?act=news&div=43457

Editor’s Note:

This puts the rants on some irresponsible konvertsy websites into perspective. As President Nazarbayev stated, “Over the centuries, we’ve evolved our own culture, our people have their customs and traditions, and we’ve inherited from our ancestors a clear direction. We must follow it”. If you believe that Islam‘s a monolithic conspiracy bent on taking over the world, you’re a boob and ignoramus… and I’ll say it publicly over my initials (I NEVER use usernames anywhere… such nonsense is fit only for the cowardly creepin’ cruds that post on Monomakhos and OCA Truth). Of course, the same people who believe that Islam is bent on world domination today, in the 1980s, believed that the USSR was bent on world domination, and if we didn’t throw billions at defence contractors, we’d go to hell in a handbasket (remember the Reagan Administration’s fancy glossy editions of Soviet Military Power? They won the Pulitzer Prize for Best Fiction Fantasy of the Decade). They haven’t changed their tune… only their bogeyman has changed.

The worst that most Muslims will do to you is to offer you a chance to sit down and share their biryani (in fact, most Muslim cultures enforce VERY strict hospitality codes, which extend to all comers, not merely Muslims)… and that’s not bad at all. Oh… DON’T dip into the biryani with your left hand… a word to the wise…

BMD

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