Voices from Russia

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

The LNR Peoples Soviet LOWERED Retirement Age for Women to 55

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THIS is how they treat old people in Russia and in the Peoples Republics… in Banderstan, the fascist thieves kick them in the face and steal their pensions. The Republican “conservatives” support the thieving fascists, not the upright and godly Russians… shitbirds of a feather DO flock together…


Today, Deputies of the LNR Peoples Soviet considered and adopted on second reading a law that reduced the retirement age for women to 55 years. According to the amendment:

Citizens living in the LNR can receive an old-age pension after reaching 60-years-old for men and 55-years-old for women, if they’ve been in the insurance scheme for at least 15 years.

Peoples Deputy Aleksei Karyakin commented on the new legislation:

Today, we adopted an amendment to the law stating that men can receive an old-age pension at 60-years-old and women at 55-years-old. We promised this to the people; so, it got a very spirited discussion. We worked hard on all the details… financing, collateral, and provision of guarantees… so, today, in the run-up to the New Year, we gave a New Year gift to our ladies. This will go into effect on 1 January 2016. Previously, we calculated pensions according to Ukrainian norms; for women, they were eligible at 57-years-old. After the New Year, the Ukrainian retirement age for women will rise to 58-years-old. We’ll keep the retirement age at 55 for women; I think that this three-year difference is important. Now, the Peoples Soviet sent the bill forward to the Head of the Republic for his approval. After he signs the document, we’ll publish it, and it’d come into force on the following day.

Earlier, Head of the Republic I V Plotnitsky said that the retirement age for women would decrease to 55-years-old in 2016. The LNR Federation of Trade Unions initiated the petition to the Head of the Republic to lower the retirement age to match Russian norms.

4 December 2015

LITs Lugansk Information Centre



Can you see why the US Republican filth support the putschist junta? They cudgel the ordinary people, just as the GOP monsters want to do. Ponder this… the Republicans claim to be “Pro-Life”, yet, they want to cut all forms of assistance to ordinary people to fatten the boodle bags of the rich. I call them liars and thieves. No doubt, you can see why I consider people like Rod Dreher lying and hypocritical nihilists…



Friday, 12 June 2015

100-Year-Old Woman Said Secret to Long Life is “A Lot of Booze”

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On Tuesday, a Pennsylvania woman celebrated her 100th birthday. What was her secret to a long life? “A lot of booze!” Pauline Spagnola of Plains Township celebrated with friends at the Golden Living East Mountain Center near Wilkes-Barre PA. Spagnola told WNEP the secret to her long life was “a lot of booze”. She certainly seemed to enjoy her party on Wednesday. Way to go, Pauline! Here’s to 100 more!

12 June 2015

WGN TV (Chicago IL)



I love this! Pass the jug and cheer! What a great human being… honesty and integrity incarnate. I’d rather have one Pauline and not 100 “earnest” sorts (especially, the “religious” kind)… I’m not alone!


Friday, 11 July 2014

11 July 2014. From the Russian Web… Smile a’ While… There be Some BADASS Babi and Dedi Out There

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Let’s lighten the tone for a post or two… here are some images of feisty babi and dedi that I found on the Russian web. I’m in the autumn of my years (60 isn’t elderly, it’s only on the cusp of same), so, I can testify that one doesn’t “age” in the brain… but if one does, you’re in the deep doo-doo. I’m as feisty as ever, and I intend to keep on being such until they plant me. God willing, someone else will pick up the torch then. However, do be feisty, but don’t be angry… that’s self-defeating. Be a happy warrior until the day you die… then, God will welcome you into the Last Homely Home… Well done, thou good and faithful servant


Sunday, 7 October 2012

7 October 2012. If the USA’s the “Richest Country in the World”, Why is Russia Upping Old Age Pensions, and Why is Wet Willy Proposing to Smash Them?


Russia increased old age pensions and upped spending on state healthcare; its economy is some 30 percent the size of the USA‘s in percentage terms. Yet, Willard Romney and Lyin’ Paul Ryan scream that we need to cut social spending in the USA to finance more toys for the Pentagon, more torture at black sites abroad, more pointless wars in foreign parts, more tax breaks for the Affluent Effluent, and more boodle for corrupt war contractors. Let’s NOT call the last-named “defence contractors“… that’s a lying euphemism. They’re arms merchants; they’re soulless parasites. The blood shed by ordinary American kids from modest homes and families underpins and fans the increase in their bloated and obscene fortunes. That’s what an “all-volunteer armed force” means… that’s a euphemism, too. It’s a mercenary force recruited to protect and serve the interests of the One Percent (I hasten to add that the poor bloody sods in the forces aren’t to blame… the warmongering pols and voracious rich are the perps; all the onus is on them).

If America‘s richer than Russia, and it is, by a factor of three, then, reason should tell you that if Russia increases pensions and healthcare spending, so can the USA. However, Wet Willy wants to preserve a system where he pays less federal income tax in proportion than a NYC cop or fireman. Therefore, he rants that we need to kick our old people and poor people in the head to preserve tax breaks for the Affluent Effluent. He fulminates that we must smash our heel into grandma’s face, and be right smart about it, too, so that crooked war contractors can steal even more from the fed slop chute. That’s the problem with the deficit… it ain’t Grandma and Grandpa… it ain’t layabouts on the dole… it ain’t public spending on healthcare. It’s people like Willard Romney… they have much, much more than the vast majority of us, but in their bottomless greed they want MORE. There’s only one place that they get it… from you and from me.

Don’t try to argue with rightwingers. They don’t follow the real news media… they only follow the Righwing blogosphere, Fox News, and Rush Limboob. They really believe that Willy won the first debate (all objective observers abroad agree… it was a dead heat, a draw). Don’t waste your time and energy on them. Get out to vote on 6 November. Talk to your friends and spread the real news amongst real people…

Corporations AREN’T people, and they can’t vote… but all of us “real people” can. Vote for the Prez… he ain’t perfect, but he ain’t Willy…

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Sunday 7 October 2012

Albany NY

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