Voices from Russia

Monday, 25 July 2016

25 July 2016. From the Russian Web… The 75th Anniversary of the Fall of the Brest Fortress in the VOV

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Russia remembers not only the triumph of victory… but also the agony of defeat. The resistance at the Brest Fortress tied up fascist troops that could’ve been at the frontline. Their sacrifice bought precious time for the Soviet forces to regroup. By the way… Russians haven’t changed…

Nothing is forgotten… no one is forgotten…

BMD

Saturday, 7 May 2016

7 May 2016. Did You Know? The Last Shots Fired by the Red Army in the VOV Were on Holy Easter?

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The last shots fired by the Red Army in the VOV were at the fall of Festung Breslau in Silesia on 6 May 1945… Holy Easter Sunday that year. It was also the holyday of St George the all-Victorious (as it is every year). So, even though the formal surrender didn’t come into force until 0200 MSK 9 May 1945, the fellow with the placard is correct, in fact (it always takes time for formalities to catch up with realities).

Betcha didn’t know that one…

BMD

Thursday, 17 March 2016

17 March 2016. Old-School Red Army Chorus Vid… They Defended the World Against American Aggression

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This vid appears to be from the 60s (Civil War vets in the crowd… the VOV vets look like they’re in their 50s… the uniforms and equipment is of that era). The Red Army halted American aggression from 1950 on… it stopped American moves in Korea, Cuba, and Indochina, and assisted the indigenous  fighters in the Portuguese Colonial War of the 60s and 70s. It’s one major failure was in Afghanistan, where the USA used Radical Islamists (nurturing Osama bin Laden and the future Taliban) to push back the Red Army forces supporting the DRA. We’ve seen what happened in the power-vacuum after 1991… the actions of the USA since then proved to all comers that the Americans, NOT THE SOVIETS, were the aggressors in the Cold War.

Mistrust all “conservatives”… they’re liars and conscious defenders of evil. Give them no quarter…

BMD

Sunday, 13 March 2016

13 March 2016. New Movie on the Heroic Panfilovtsy of the VOV

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The “Panfilovtsy” were the men of the 316 Rifle Division (the term Panfilovtsy comes from the name of Major General I V Panfilov, the divisional commander… he fell in battle before Moscow), who helped stop the Nazis in front of Moscow. This new movie, The 28 Panfilovtsev (it’s tough to English this… an idiomatic translation would be The 28 Guys from Panfilov’s Lot or Panfilov’s 28) is a gritty and uncompromising telling of the story of the bravery of the Red Army soldiers who stopped the fascist filth and threw them back to Berlin. The uniforms and equipment are authentic (or made to look authentic)… it’s meant to be an uncompromising unemotional retelling of how Russians beat back Western aggression… that does have contemporary overtones, doesn’t it? After its brave (and quite real) podvig* of resistance against the fascists, the division became the 8 Guards Division Panfilovskaya.

  • Podvig: Should NEVER be “Englished”… one of the most powerful words in the Russian language. There are literally no English equivalents strong enough. Podvig has overtones of “epic”, “heroic”, “bravery”, “self-sacrifice”, “victory”, “effort”, and “triumph”. It’s best to leave it as is, and admit that English lacks the necessary material to give meaning to this word.

Note well that the American “conservative” filth spread lies about the bravery of these men… no Russian or Orthodox Christian can have ANYTHING to do with such amoral greedsters and liars. Why congregate with those who lie about us, believe us inferior, who want to slice our throats, and whose intent is to destroy our faith and culture? The Western irreligious are merely irritants, they’re no existential threat, but Western “conservatives” want to replace the True Faith with treacly “Evangelical” goo and replace godly Slavic coöperation and communitarianism with selfish Anglo greed and godless “Free Markets”. Friends don’t let friends have ANYTHING to do with Republicans or “Evangelicals”…

BMD

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