Voices from Russia

Saturday, 15 March 2014

NY Times Posts Langley Provocation… There’s Been NO Attack on the Ukraine by Russia

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The NY Times claims that Russian forces attacked the Ukraine. I just checked RT, Nakanune.ru, Lenta.ru, RIA-Novosti, and VOR… nothing of the sort is found there. NOTHING. In short, the NYT lies like a rug. It’s reporting fantasy. It’s dezinformatsiya; it’s black propaganda of the most blatant sort. If you believe their rubbish, you should be put in a rubber room with no access to anything sharp or noisy. I repeat, there is NOTHING on the supposed “incursion” in the Russian media, it’s a chimera that exists solely in the disordered minds of the Timoshenko junta and Langley. However, it IS true that Yatsenyuk stole Scythian gold and took it to the USA… fancy that. Note the silence of the western media on that little act of theft…

Be careful… the West is doing its best to fuck up the all-Crimea referendum. Langley isn’t known for its devotion to the truth or to justice. Stay focused…

BMD 

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Monday, 10 February 2014

A Multimedia Presentation. RIA Novosti Presents… The Brightest Moments of the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi (Part Two)

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The second part of the show introduced viewers to Russian history and culture. This tableau is from the time of Tsar Pyotr Veliki.

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The main character in the presentation, the girl Lyubov (“Love”), participated in a folk performance with onion domes, amongst which were the stylised colourful domes of St Basil Cathedral. In one of the highlights of the show, the domes soared into the air and almost lined up in the order, along with the world-famous church on Red Square, which is one of the best-known symbols of Moscow. 

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Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev watched the ceremony in the company of figure skating coach Tatiana Tarasova.

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A ballet production based on the novel War and Peace by Lev Tolstoy was one of the most spectacular scenes.The dancers portrayed the first ball of Natasha Rostova to the music of Yevgeni Doga from the movie Мой ласковый и нежный зверь (My Affectionate and Tender Beast). Featured were prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova of the Bolshoi Theatre and the famous choreographer Vladimir Vasiliev. 

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The ceremony needed 3,000 performers and 2,000 volunteers, who used 6,000 costumes. The total number of people involved in the ceremony was more than 9,200.

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00 Sochi Olympics 06. 10.02.14

The historical presentation continued; the romantic sublimity of the 19th century segued into the uncompromising 20th century… red tones heralded the revolutionary era and symbolised the epoch of constructivism. The model of a giant locomotive appeared under the dome of the stadium to the music of Sviridov‘s theme for Время, вперёд! (Time, Forward!).

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00 Sochi Olympics 07. 10.02.14

A scene portrayed the USSR‘s reconstruction after the VOV, with workers, slogans, and appeals of the Stalinist skyscaper era, accompanied by the Muslim Magomaev song Москва (Moscow).

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Young couples with prams and toddlers symbolised the Soviet baby boom, which occurred during 1981-83, that is, immediately after the 1980 Olympics.

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00 Sochi Olympics 09. 10.02.14

Famous ballerina Diana Vishnyova danced to the music of the ballet Swan Lake.

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00 Sochi Olympics 10. 10.02.14

World-renowned opera singer Anna Netrebko sang the Olympic hymn.

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Dancers during the pageant at the opening ceremony of 22nd Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.

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00 Sochi Olympics 12. 10.02.14

Famous tennis star Mariya Sharapova brought the Olympic flame into the stadium.

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00 Sochi Olympics 13. 10.02.14

Sharapova gave the torch to Yelena Isinbayeva, who passed it to Aleksandr Karelin, who gave it to Alina Kabaeva, who then handed over the torch to Irina Rodnina. Vladislav Tretyak solemnly took the torch from the hands of the famous figure skater. 

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Vladislav Tretiak and Irina Rodnina jointly lit the Olympic flame with a torch that had been in the International Space Station.

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Fireworks from 3,500 volleys capped the opening ceremony.

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RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/sochi2014_news/20140208/993754184_993749410.html

 

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Thursday, 19 December 2013

Putin Spokesman Peshkov Sez Russian Government Needs More Media Spotlight

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On Thursday, President Vladimir Putin‘s spokesman Dmitri Peskov commented on the dissolution of the major state-owned news agency RIA-Novosti announced last week, “Every state uses the news media. It’s everywhere. Russia should use it as well. It’d be propaganda in the best sense of the term”. Last week, Putin signed a decree merging RIA-Novosti and Voice of Russia to create a new media conglomerate called Rossiya Segodnya (Russia Today). Many saw the move as the latest development in a gradual tightening of state control over the Russian news media, where the state already has a strong presence. The Kremlin appointed controversial television presenter Dmitri Kiselyov, known for his outspoken opinions on gay rights and the current street protests in the Ukraine, to head Rossiya Segodnya.

RIA-Novosti

http://en.ria.ru/russia/20131219/185718548/Russia-Needs-Propaganda–Putin-Spokesman.html

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

2 July 2013. Sergei Yolkin’s World. Egyptian Resorts: Sun and Sights

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Egyptian Resorts: Sun and Sights

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Yolkin makes a barbed comment on Russia’s oligarch class with this one. I don’t think that you need a degree in rocket science to discern his attitude to the Russian greedsters.

BMD

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Tourist resorts weren’t  affected by the current protests in Egypt. Although massive, they were localised, which should please Sergei Yolkin.

2 July 2013

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/caricature/20130702/947006166.html

Click here for more on the unrest in Egypt

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