Voices from Russia

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

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

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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

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Czech Church Restitution Law to Take Effect


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On Thursday, presidential spokesman Radim Ochvat told ČTK that Czech President Václav Klaus neither signed nor vetoed a church restitution law, showing reservations about it, but allowing the law to take effect. Under the law, Czech churches are to get back land and real estate now held by the state, worth some 75 billion Korunas (118.3 billion Roubles. 3.8 billion USD. 3 billion Euros. 2.4 billion UK Pounds), if they can prove that the state confiscated it from them after the 1948 Czechoslovak communist coup. In addition, they’re to receive 59 billion Korunas (93 billion Roubles. 3 billion USD. 2.32 billion Euros. 1.87 billion UK Pounds) for real estate held by municipalities, regions, or individuals in the next 30 years. The Roman Catholic Church owned most of the property. Klaus noted that the main Czech political parties failed to agree on the restitution issue and that a majority of the public is against it, warning that the restitution law could polarise Czech society and harm the churches. Nevertheless, he said the law is crucial for political stability.

22 November 2012

RIA-Novosti

http://en.rian.ru/world/20121122/177676653.html

 

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