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Wednesday, 17 January 2018

DPRK Ready to Send Delegation to Pyeongchang Paralympics


On Wednesday, Yonhap news agency reported that the DPRK wants to send a delegation to the Paralympics in Pyeongchang in the ROK. Pyongyang officials put forward the initiative at Wednesday’s working-level talks in Panmunjom on the participation of a DPRK delegation in the Olympic Games. A ROK Unification Ministry official said:

The North informed the South of its broad plan to send a delegation to the Winter Games and the Paralympics.

The ROK will host the Paralympics on 9-18 March after the Winter Olympics on 9-25 February.

17 January 2018




Sunday, 25 October 2015

25 October 2015. Translated Russian Demot… They’re CHAMPIONS!

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They’re CHAMPS. Full stop. Not “disabled” champs… not “inspirational” champs… CHAMPS, that’s all! To put it bluntly, most of us can’t do as well, and that’s that. The Russian government SUPPORTS its Paralympians (and Olympians) with real cash… dinero… money, honey. The US Government, due to the thievery and warmongering of the amoral godless Republican greedsters (aided by grasping corrupt “Democratic” semi-Repugs such as the Clintons and Obama), doesn’t give its Paralympians a tenth of what the Russian government gives its sportsmen. That is, a talented poor kid has a better chance of making the Russian team than they’d have in making the US team. Fancy that. How fuckin’ EXCEPTIONAL… I gotta find a corner to be sick in…


Monday, 19 October 2015

Through the Looking Glass: Russian “Aggressor” Invited Ukrainian Paralympic Team to Train in the Crimea

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Sometimes when I look at the Ukraine, I get a feeling that my country has slipped through the Looking Glass. Liberators became “colonisers” and child-killers became “heroes”. Convicted felons and diagnosed schizophrenics serve in the police. “Warriors of light” are bombing women and children, whilst “terrorists” rebuild schools. A government that talks of freedom of speech and dignity imprisons journalists for speaking out. A blockade against others only hurts ourselves.

The “aggressor” and “occupier” is doing it all wrong too! Recently, Putin invited the Ukrainian Paralympic team to practise in the Crimea… something is off here… I read our Ukrainian press a lot, and from them I know that you’d almost certainly get in jail or even shot for displaying any sign of Ukrainian-ness in the Crimea. Could this mean that the Ukrainian media is lying to not only to us, but also to the whole world?

However, to be honest, it amazes me how calm and collected Russia and its leadership are acting all this time. They really are acting like a wise brother or even a parent. The Ukraine, like a teenager with raging hormones is running around the house, hitting her head against the walls and hurting herself, and screaming, “I hate you! You ruined my life! If only I was born in a different family, I’d be happy! You’re a monster!” The parent just sits there quietly, looking at his child with sadness in his eyes; then, when the teenager falls asleep, comes to the child’s room, and covers her with an extra blanket, so that she doesn’t get cold at night. The parent knows that teenage hormones will pass, but being relatives is forever.

Friends, Russia could’ve just wiped the Ukraine of the map a long time ago if it had wanted to. Russia could’ve just deported all the millions of Ukrainians who work and live in Russia, causing social collapse in the Ukraine. Russia could’ve really sent troops in and destroyed the Ukrainian Army, just as it’s now doing with ISIS. Russia could’ve just closed its markets to Ukrainian goods, which would collapse our economy (countless Ukrainian business suffer as they’ve lost the small Crimean market… imagine what havoc Russia could wreck on our economy, if they barred our goods from their country completely?)

Nevertheless, the “occupant” isn’t doing anything like it. Instead, the “aggressor” gave the Ukraine discounts on gas, supplied us with electricity, and took in over a million Ukrainian refugees. In the words of the great philosopher Winnie the Pooh, “These are the wrong sorts of bees!” indeed, this is a very weird and wrong sort of “aggressor”… it helps us, instead of hurting us. Honestly, the Ukraine really did slip through the Looking Glass!

17 October 2015

Aleksei Zhuravko (Алексей Журавко)



Sunday, 6 September 2015

OFFICIAL DNR Draft Law “On the Paralympic Movement”

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Deputies of the DNR Peoples Soviet together with specialists from the DNR Ministry of Youth, Sports, and Tourism prepared a draft law “On the Paralympic Movement”. Yuri Sivokonenko, chairman of the Peoples Soviet Committee on Youth, Physical Culture, Sports, and Tourism, announced today:

This document delineates the problems faced by Paralympians and tries to help in solving them. In the near future, we’ll submit the bill for registration by the Soviet administrative apparat, then, we’d submit it at a Peoples Soviet session. Despite the fact that we’re only a young country, we try to take care of everyone, including our citizens with disabilities.

5 September 2015

DNR Online

Official website DNR Council of Ministers and DNR Peoples Soviet


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