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Tuesday, 14 April 2015

14 April 2015. Some of Favourite Things… Latest Uploads from Bayan Miks

00 Bayan Miks 04. 10.08.14



Bayan Miks and the Buranovskie Babushki… slow starter… takes 40 seconds for the music to start…




Monday, 24 November 2014

24 November 2014. Some of My Favourite Things… “New Year’s Ditties” from the Buranovskiye Babushki and Bayan Miks

00 Buranovskiye Babushki 27.05.12


00 Pres Putin with Bayan Miks. 16.08.14



Now, here’s a mixture! The Buranovskiye Babushki and Bayan Miks! Now, that’s good family fun! The  Babushki participated in the qualifying rounds of the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest (ranked third) and were second in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in Baku with the song Party for Everybody. S I Voitenko and Dmitri Khramkov (Bayan Miks) need no introduction. This came from a special Rossiya-1 broadcast on Orthodox Christmas in 2013… sadly, early this year, Yelizaveta Zarbatova, one of the Babas, died in the 87th year of her life (she’s the shortest one of the lot in the vid). Light a candle for her at liturgy… her death anniversary is 13 January, so, if you want to have Pannikhida served, that’s the proper date.

After posting about the konvertsy, I wanted to post on something wholesome, healthy, and life-affirming… this is the ticket!


Saturday, 9 June 2012

Churkin Blasts Activities of “Friends of Syria”

THIS is what the Friends of Syria wink at. The USA winks at it, too… this bomb blast was the work of US-supported insurgents. I smell Langley… don’t you? The Syrian people don’t need such “friendship”… since when have “friends” come bearing a whip, demanding this and that? That’s how low the USA has fallen… and Wafflin’ Willy would be TWICE as bad, believe it or not.


On Saturday, RF Permanent Representative to the UN Vitaly Churkin said that the US-led Friends of Syria group is unlikely to give a swift resolution of the situation in Syria, as its only goal is forcing President Bashar al-Assad out of office. In line with French President François Hollande’s proposal, members of the Friends of Syria group decided to meet to discuss ways of resolving the current and continuing conflict in Syria on 6 July. In an interview with Rossiya TV, Churkin said, “Firstly, we mustn’t wait until 6 July; secondly, we [Russia] believe that the Friends of Syria is detrimental, as, on the whole, its activities are directed at finding various loops to overthrow the current authorities in Syria, instead of scrupulously implementing Kofi Annan’s plan”.

On Thursday, UN special envoy Kofi Annan said that his six-point peace plan aimed at stopping the violence in Syria “isn’t being implemented”. The presence of a group of UN observers also had little impact on the situation. Annan warned of an escalating crisis and laid responsibility for the atrocities on al-Assad’s regime. Churkin went on to say “there are no simple recipes” for the solution of the situation in Syria, which is already on the brink of a civil war. In order to help settle the festering political crisis in Syria, Russia proposed a UN conference that’d gather the countries that have influence on the disparate factions in Syria. According to UN estimates, since the beginning of a popular uprising against al-Assad in March 2011, which started with peaceful protests, but has since grown increasingly militarised, about 10,000 people have died in the civil unrest in Syria.

9 June 2012



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