Voices from Russia

Saturday, 20 January 2018

KAMAZ Team Wins Dakar Rally in Truck Category… AGAIN!

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A KAMAZ-Master Team crew led by Eduard Nikolayev won the 2018 Dakar rally in the truck category. The closing stage of the truck race began on Saturday and ended in Cordoba, Argentina. This the third time for Nikolayev in the Dakar Rally. His crews also won in 2013 and 2017. The 2018 Dakar Rally course was in Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina.

21 January 2018

TASS

http://tass.com/sport/986110

Editor:

Mighty KAMAZ does it again! Every year, the KAMAZ team wins top honours at the Dakar for trucks. EVERY YEAR. The only question is whether they’re going to snag the second and third spots, too. As for the top spot, KAMAZ is top dog, all the time and every time. This tells you about the toughness of both Russian trucks and Russian drivers. USA… take notice…

BMD

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Sunday, 14 January 2018

14 January 2018. For A Dear Rusin Friend of Mine

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The Rusins are a small nation in the midst of East Central Europe. Under the Dual Monarchy, they were in Hungary. In the interwar years, they were part of Czechoslovakia. During World War II, they reverted to Hungary. Postwar, the Soviets arbitrarily added them to the Ukrainian SSR. After 1991, they were (and are) the victims of Galician Uniate cultural imperialism. Today… they want to be free. Most Rusin people see freedom in a renewed federal relationship with the Magyars, and Hungary is receptive to that (besides Rusins, many ethnic Magyars live in their homeland). Of course, the Galician Uniates don’t want this and are trying to force Podkarpatskaya Krai to remain “Ukrainian”. I believe that this won’t succeed. The Rusins are one of the smaller nationalities in Europe, but they’ve retained a distinct national consciousness, one that rejects Galician Uniate “Ukrainianism” in all its aspects. Podkarpatskaya Rus will be free… no American-imposed Galician occupation shall stop it. It’ll delay it… it’ll make it suffer like the rest of the notional “Ukraine” does under incompetent Galician Uniate fascist rule. However, the Rusins WILL be free…

I’m Great Russian myself… but most Russians support the aspirations of Rusins to be free of Galician Uniate oppression. The Galician Uniates were willing, feral, and brutal lickspittle servants of the American Deep State since 1945 (as they were willing executioners for the Habsburgs and Nazi fascists before them)… do you really want to support such a pack of running-dogs? Let the little peoples like the Rusins decide their own fate… they were never “Ukrainians”… they aren’t “Ukrainian” now… they’ll never be “Ukrainian”. Let their land be free… note well that “democracy” promoters such as Obama and Clinton never let them be free… nor did any other American president. What does that tell you about Anglo Americans? A great deal… none of it good…

BMD

Monday, 8 January 2018

V I Stalin… Was He What the Khrushchyovites Claimed That He Was?

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Editor:

There’s been a great deal of comment on the RuNet about V I Stalin, I V Stalin’s son. Often, where one falls on this issue depends on one’s social position. Those who fancy themselves “intellectuals” or intelligentsia declare him evil, just as they do his father. Those who suck up to Westerners (those who act like Anglo “conservatives”, labelled “liberals” in Russian discourse) take a similar stand. However, most working-class and lower-middle Russians stand up for Vasili Iosifovich. The internet gives them a voice… a voice that the state doesn’t censor. As one of my friends at the Centre put it:

Unlike the Americans, we don’t censor the internet… for good reason. You see, we can find out where public opinion is heading, and take proper action. There’s no need to arrest people or bully them as they do in America.

Ordinary Russians RESPECT “The Vozhd*”. ALL OF THEM. Note that I didn’t say that they “love” him. No one loves I V Stalin. NO ONE. As one friend put it in an email (he’s an engine-driver on the yeliktrichka trains, a communist, and an Orthodox believer):

  • Vozhd: “The Leader”, the most-common name for Stalin amongst working-class and lower-middle Russians (and their counterparts in the post-Soviet Near Abroad)… if an ordinary Russian uses “The Vozhd”, they mean I V Stalin, and no one else.

He was a hard man in a hard time. He made life better for little people, like us, and he made the bosses toe the line. No… he wasn’t a good man… but he was a great man, like Pyotr Veliki. Sometimes, harsh times call for harsh measures. Didn’t FDR trample on the bosses in your country, too?

Don’t get me wrong… I’m not sweeping I V Stalin’s actions under the rug. However, I AM saying:

Take all of his actions together… the good and the bad… weigh them in the balance. Take collectivisation and the repressions on the one hand and the victory in the VOV, the country’s industrialisation, and the mass literacy and health programmes on the other. I think that you’d come to the realisation that great men in history may not be “good” men. Think on that… think on it hard.

As for V I Stalin, I agree with most ordinary Russians. He was an honourable man who refused to malign his father and the dishonourable attacked him for that. There’s no other possible conclusion. Therefore, like most ordinary Russians, I think that V I Stalin’s refusal to cast mud at his father covers many sins… unlike his sister, who maligned her father and family at the behest of the Amerikantsy pigs.

Bright and eternal memory to Vasili Iosifovich… he refused to dishonour his father… and paid the price for doing so.

What follows is a representative selection of some of the writings of ordinary Russians on V I Stalin.

BMD

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Vasili Iosifovich Stalin (1921-62) , Lieutenant-General of Aviation, veteran of the Great Patriotic War. He went from being a pilot-instructor in an aviation regiment to being commander of the 3 Guards Aviation and 286 Fighter Aviation Divisions. Postwar, he headed the aviation units of the Moscow Military District (1948-52)! HE KEPT IN MIND THE HONOURABLE WORD OF A SOLDIER OF OUR FATHERLAND…  like his late father, unlike Khrushchyov’s renegade gang of bastards and traitors.

16 March 2016

Yevgeny Spitsyn

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They chose the Motherland as their highest ideal

Eternal memory and glory to heroes!

No one is forgotten; nothing is forgotten!

VASILI IOSIFOVICH STALIN

Soviet military leader, Lieutenant-General of Aviation, son of I V Stalin

21 March 1921-19 March 1962

Vasili Iosifovich Stalin, son of Iosif Stalin, son of Joseph Stalin and Nadezhda Alliuyeva, born on 21 March 1921 in the Kremlin. He went to a regular Moscow school, taking an ordinary tram without a security detail. Like many other children of the Soviet nomenklatura, Vasili Iosifovich became a pilot. Aged 20, he went to the front as a captain. During the war, he flew 27 combat missions; he shot down one enemy plane; he received three Orders of the Red Banner, the Order of Suvorov (II Class), and the Order of Aleksandr Nevsky. In 1942, he became a Colonel, in 1946, he was as Major-General, and in 1947, he was a Lieutenant-General. V I Stalin was one of the youngest generals of the Soviet Army. At the end of the Great Patriotic War, he commanded a Fighter Aviation Division.

18 March 2016

СССР. Прекрасная страна, в которой мы жили

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ON THE MEMOIRS OF V I STALIN

Soon after his father’s death, Vasili Iosifovich Stalin, who had already been sacked, asked the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China for political asylum. The son of the Vozhd had good reason to make such a request. He felt the clouds gathering above his head. He understood that the people he’d openly accused of killing his father wouldn’t leave him alone. V I Stalin’s fears weren’t groundless. On 28 April 1953, Stalin’s successors arrested him on charges of anti-Soviet propaganda and abuse of office. After an “investigation” that lasted for more than two years, they sentenced him to eight years in prison. He could’ve copped out, with a full removal of the charges and with restoration of his former status if only he’d repudiate his father and publicly condemn him. However, Vasili Iosifovich refused to do it. As a son, he couldn’t betray his father’s memory. As a communist, he couldn’t betray a leader who did great deeds or abuse his ideals.

29 February 2016

Nikolai Shirshov

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On 21 March, a legendary man was born! Vasili Iosifovich was a good fighter pilot who piloted all kinds of aircraft that were in VVS service! He didn’t sell out or betray his great father… Comrade Stalin! He never dishonoured his father’s name or that of the Stalin family! Eternal Memory to Vasili Iosifovich Stalin!

21 March 2017

Aleksandr Kharchikov

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Vasili Iosifovich Stalin (1921-62) was a Soviet military pilot, Lieutenant-General of Aviation (1949), Commander of the Moscow Military District aviation units in 1948, and the youngest son of I V Stalin. Under Khrushchyov, V I Stalin served eight years in prison, and his accusers threw all manner of accusations against him. They called him an alcoholic, a womaniser, immoral, a mediocrity, a scoundrel, a low-life, a bastard, and a spoiled son. Of course, Vasili Iosifovich wasn’t an angel; he was a drinker and married three times, so that gave his enemies many opportunities to fix on him many pejorative labels.

During the war, V I Stalin flew without a parachute, for he knew that in the event of failure, it’d be better to die than to be captured and to give the Germans a bargaining card like having another son of Stalin in captivity. He flew 26 combat missions and shot down two enemy aircraft. He wasn’t in combat long, because I V Stalin himself banned his flights when he found out that the Germans were actively hunting for his son. I V Stalin himself made him to resign as commander of the Moscow Military District aviation units, when Vasili Iosifovich showed up at a government reception drunk. Stalin’s son pulled other gaffes… his father sent him to study at the Frunze Academy, but Vasili Iosifovich defiantly didn’t attend classes and showed no interest in studying. The following year, I V Stalin died (or was killed). Vasili Iosifovich believed that his close entourage murdered his father, so he tried to pass this information to the Chinese, but state security arrested him.

Unlike his sister Svetlana, Vasili Iosifovich refused to cast aspersions at his father. Outside of official life, V I Stalin was a great promoter of sport. He formed all sorts of sport teams in the air force. V I Stalin’s son A V Burdonsky became a People’s Artist of the Russian Federation in 1996 for his activities as a theatre director.

21 March 2017

Rafik Timirgaliev

Sunday, 31 December 2017

New Year Greetings from Aleksei Zhuravko… A Real Hero and a True Mensch and Stand-up Guy

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Dear Friends!

2017 is passing… we’re supposed to be cheerful, as the New Year is coming soon. I’m trying to be in the mood, but my soul hurts for my motherland. As a man who’s had a tough road, I want:

  • The ending of this terrible and tragic war shaking the entire Ukraine
  • For all Ukrainian troops to withdraw
  • That the present Kiev régime and all the troubles and tribulations of the Ukrainian people should become a thing of the past
  • Peace to return to the Donbass in 2018

This year, I want to ask my friends and my relatives for the trouble I bring them from my position. Moreover, I ask forgiveness from those people who, despite everything, continue to believe in me and work with me. I know it’s very difficult and not easy for them. I’m sure there’ll be a time when all this horror is in the past. We’ll remember this always.

I want the next year to take all that’s best from this year, with all the troubles left behind. That’s what I want. I want the Ukraine in the New Year to be without war and to see the end of the Kiev junta. I hope that in the coming year, our real patriots and professionals would return to the country… people who’d actually change something in the state and lift our motherland from the abyss that it’s now in, instead of issuing empty talk and screaming.

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For these three years, I’ve had to live in another country in political exile; I really miss all of you.

I hope the New Year will bring you all that you want!

Our Cause is right!

God is with us!

Victory will be ours!

In respect,

Aleksei Zhuravko

30 December 2017

Aleksei Zhuravko

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