Voices from Russia

Sunday, 2 March 2014

2 March 2014. THIS is What We Support When We Support the Timoshenko Junta… WHY, MR PRESIDENT?!

00 Ukrainian racist poster. 28.02.14

Demotivational popular amongst Svoboda sorts: “Moskali… Not only sinking into drunkenness and degradation. They also have niggerness”.

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Bull Connor lives… and he prowls the Maidan with the Right Sector! The above is the sort of thing one finds on their websites.

Mr President Obama… withdraw your support from such racist filth… or, you give aid and comfort to American racists. It’s quite that simple. Cancel Kerry’s trip to Kiev… if he goes, you cover yourself with the racist muck that oozes out from the kleptocratic junta’s most fervid supporters. If you care about being anti-racist, you’ll end all support for the Timoshenko junta and let nature take its course. Otherwise, you, a black man, prove yourself an enemy to the cause of racial justice.

I doubt that they’ll listen… but I did have to say it. Pass it on, complain to your congressman, and don’t be silent. Otherwise, you side with the soulless bastards. ‘Nuff said…

BMD

 

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Thursday, 27 February 2014

27 February. A Thought for the End of Black History Month… Just How Can One Uproot Racism?

00 N Kogout. In God's Country, That Is, The USA. Bezbozhnik. 1930

In God’s Country, That Is, The USA

Nikolai Kogout

1930

Bezbozhnik

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A 10-minute trailer about a documentary about the connection between the USSR and American black folks

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How does one uproot racism? Firstly, let’s look at this from Solzhenitsyn:

If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were only necessary to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. However, the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. Who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?

If we don’t face our own personal evil… our own personal ego… our own personal greed… our own personal disposition to selfish self-aggrandisement, no amount of railing at external “racists” will do any good at all. In fact, it’ll make our efforts against “racism” counterproductive… everyone around us will see our patent hypocrisy and obvious imposture. That’s why racism shackles the contemporary “right” (“conservative” in Anglosphere terms)… it refuses to renounce its sinful greed and self-absorption. It’s why no one believes contemporary “progressives” (“liberals” in Anglosphere terms)… people see them as self-righteous hypocrites and poseurs. Our own society lies broken and smashed in bits on the floor… yet, we have the manifest impudence to lecture others and use treacherous means to export our pus and corruption. We have a great of healing to do… ourselves! Physician, heal thyself!

BMD

 

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Monday, 24 February 2014

24 February 2014. A Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words… The More Things Change (They Don’t Call It the “Fourth Reich” for Nought)…

00 Soldier, the Ukraine Needs You! 1943

Soldier, the Ukraine Needs You!

Unknown Artist

1943

Soviet poster

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This needs no commentary… the Ukraine is on the cross again. The Germans are in it neck-deep, again, aren’t they? The Nazi New Order in Europe or the American New World Order… what’s the difference? Both ideologies are racist to the bone… the “Master Races” (I see no difference between historical American slavers and the proposed Nazi Slave Empire) will tell the Untermenschen what to do. It’s not pretty is it? However, that’s what the mirror shows us (and I’m castigated for holding it up). God do spare us. Quo vadis, Ukraina?

We CAN make a difference… stand against the Monster… all it takes is a little guts n’ grit…

BMD

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Monday, 10 February 2014

A Multimedia Presentation. Being Black in Moscow… And More… It’s Black History Month

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It’s Black History Month… here’s a gallery of REAL Black Russians… don’t forget, Pushkin had African blood in his veins (racist American Southerners would’ve considered him “black” for that reason, according to their “one drop” rule)! All Russians know that (and we DON’T hold such against him, no siree… the Church and the Party both FIGHT racism and bigotry, unlike American Radical Sectarianism and the Republican Party). Pushkin was the greatest poet in the Russian language and the Father of Literary Russian… that’s all that one can say…

Black Russians enriched and enrich our people… they’re blood of our blood, bone of our bone, soul of our soul… as it was, as it is, may it always be so…

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01 Vasili Ivanovich Krima

Vasili Ivanovich Krima (1972- ), a native of Guinea-Bissau, settled in Russia after earning a degree from Volgograd State Pedagogical University. He and his wife, Anait, who is of Armenian descent, have a son. He ran for local office in Volgograd Oblast

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01b Black Russians Yelena Khanga

Yelena Abdulyaevna Khanga (1962- ), television presenter and journalist

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01c Black Russians Jean Gregoire Sagbo

Jean Gregoire Sagbo (1962- ) (left), Bénin-born Russian local official in Novozavidovsk (Tver Oblast)

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One of the most classic films of Soviet cinema,  Цирк (Tsirk: Circus) was about an American circus performer who went to the USSR because Americans treated her badly because she had bore a mixed-race child out-of-wedlock. The above scene is the most famous. Clearly, this is one of the masterpieces of world cinema; it remains popular and well-known in Russia to this day. If you’d like to see the whole movie, click here

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00 Ermengeld Konovalov. 10.02.14

Ermengeld Nikolaevich Konovalov (1937-94), Soviet cinema and theatre actor, mime, playwright, and director 

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01d Black Russians Lyukman Rasakovich Adams

Lyukman Rasakovich Adams (1988- ), European Champion triple jumper, Russian Army officer, Master of Sport International Class

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President Vladimir Putin gives a short (but real) speech outlining our Russian Spirit (with English subtitles)… it’s why Black Russians are OF our people… not with our people. All races, all religions, that’s Russia for us! It’s why Russia will prevail over the greedster Americans…

Multiculturalism is a GOOD thing… mistrust all who hate it…

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01e Black Russians Viktoria Pierre-Marie

Viktoriya Pierre-Marie (1979- ), jazz singer and professor of the fine arts

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00 Grigori Siyatvinda. 10.02.14

Grigori Devidovich Siyatvinda (1970- ), cinema and theatre actor, Honoured Artist of Russia, winner of the State Prize of the Russian Federation

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Here’s the full version of How Wide is My Motherland (Широка страна моя родная: Shiroka strana moya rodina) (with English subtitles)… Russia’s for ALL of us… or it’s for none of us. No one is forgotten… Nothing is forgotten…

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01f Black Russians Nkeirouka Ezekh

Nkeiruka (Kira) Khilarievna Ezekh (1983- ), International Master of Sport in curling and Software Engineer 

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01g Black Russians Emilia Turey

Emilia Khalsberievna Turey (1984- ), silver medallist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in handball, Honoured Master of Sport…

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00e James Patterson. Moscow. 13.06

James Lloydovich Patterson (1933- ) signing autographs at a Moscow literary party in 1975 (he was the child actor in the clip from Tsirk above)

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01 Gamover Zaitsev

Anton “Gamover” Zaitsev (1969- ) (left) with his sidekick Boris “Bonus” Repetur (1958- ). They’re two of the most popular game-show hosts on Russian TV

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Original Author’s Foreword:

Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m as white as a fine line of Siberian cocaine. However, I do have a swole black friend who’s living the “Moscow dream” too. I decided to ask him to do a guest post on what it’s like for him in Moscow. So, big thanks to R and enjoy the post.

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Well, obviously, I can’t speak for everyone who’s dark-skinned (and by “dark-skinned” I don’t mean people from the Caucasus, commonly called “dark”, I mean people of African descent) in Russia. Anyway, here’s some feedback from my point of view on what it’s been like so far. Overall, Russia’s been good to me, Moscow more specifically. I’ve been here for over two years and had my share of odd situations. I guess, to be black in Russia is no more different from being a midget, in the sense that you stand out somewhat. When I walk down the street or am out and about, I get looks, but not all bad. In fact, most of them are not. For example, when I ride the metro, I can generally tell what type of looks I’m getting from people. You can easily stare down or ignore the occasional person who projects hatred, you can answer the standard questions asked by elderly folks or youth with courtesy and sometimes humour, and the pretty girl smiling at you gets one right back if she isn’t with a big Russian guy.

I’ve had people who openly refused to rent me a flat because I was black, but I’ve also had jobs offered to me specifically for the same reason, so… it balances out. My experience with the ladies has been the same… 50-50. I understand it’s really all about likes and dislikes, opinions, and the stereotypes that help form, shape, or influence them. I’ve met girls that associated their favourite music television hip-hop R&B songs or artists and the American black guy they just met. Sometimes, it’s funny because they think that I’ll talk, walk, or act a certain way based on the music videos they’ve seen. They sometimes refer to blacks as “exotic”. I’ve gotten the notorious “face control” at clubs and restaurants, but on the other hand, I’ve been pulled onstage, given recognition from Russian Disc Jockeys and given VIP passes, all for the same reason. Speaking the language helps, as most people who approach me, be it at the gym or in the street, are generally just curious and tend to ask similar questions, such as:

  • “How long have you lived in Russia?”
  • “Are you an African student going to University here?” (I’m American, but almost no one ever guesses that unless I’m talking English)
  • “Do you like Russian women?”
  • “Do you have a Russian girlfriend?”

After learning that I’m American, I get the other standard questions. You know them, “Do all Americans like McDonald’s?” and others along those lines. I can get into more details about a range of things, but I just wanted to give a little feedback about what it’s been like for me. Personally, I love it.

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England-Moscow.com

http://www.england-moscow.com/2009/10/being-black-in-moscow.html

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