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Friday, 10 November 2017

Rostov-on-Don to Erect Monument to Famed Spy Richard Sorge, Not Solzhenitsyn


Rostov-on-Don decided to erect a monument to famed Soviet spy Richard Sorge instead of one to Solzhenitsyn. The monument will be near School nr 80, named after Sorge. The decision to install the memorial took place at the last meeting [of the committee] on the names of socially-significant places. The recently-deceased Honoured Sculptor of Russia A A Apollonov created a bust of Sorge as a part of the project “Alley of Russian Glory”. The dedication of the memorial will be sometime in November.

Richard Sorge was a Soviet spy of the 20th-century, stationed in Japan, who had a cover as a German journalist. He received the award of Hero of the Soviet Union posthumously in 1964. One of the streets in Rostov-on-Don is Ulitsa Sorge.

8 November 2017

Lyubov Aleksandrovna Shlyapkina


Wednesday, 8 April 2015

DNR Mintrans sez New Donetsk-Moscow Bus Route Would Go Via Rostov-on-Don

00 Donetsk bus station. DNR. 08.04.15


Today, the DNR Ministry of Transport (Mintrans) reported that a new Donetsk-Moscow bus-route would stage via Rostov-on-Don {Donetsk to Rostov is 200 kilometres (125 miles) on Motorway M23 (3 hours); Rostov to Moscow is 1,080 kilometres (672 miles) on Motorway M4 (13 hours): editor}. The Mintrans stated, “On 6 April, we opened a new bus-route linking Donetsk and Moscow via Rostov-on-Don. The bus departs daily from the Kryty Rynok bus station at 07.00. The cost of a Donetsk-Rostov one-way is 250 Grivnya (570 Roubles. 66 Renminbi. 660 INR. 10.75 USD. 13.50 CAD. 14 AUD. 10 Euros. 7.25 UK Pounds), to go to Moscow from Donetsk costs 750 Grivnya (1,710 Roubles. 198 Renminbi. 1,980 INR. 32.25 USD. 40.50 CAD. 42 AUD. 30 Euros. 21.75 UK Pounds). Phone numbers to make reservations are on the official DNR Mintrans website”.

NB: The above forex rates are the official ones. The grivnya is actually only half the value of that on most internal markets. That is, the currency is rapidly losing its purchasing power, as the empty shop shelves, intermittent power outages, and chronic arrears in pay testify.

8 April 2015

DAN Donetsk News Agency



This means that the DNR has control over crossing points with the Russian Federation. As long as that is true, the junta can’t blockade them. As bad as the situation in the Republics is, the situation in Banderstan is even worse. It’s simply that the junta imposed censorship and the Western press plays along with them. THEY LIE. Should you believe them? Well… that’s up to YOU…


Saturday, 3 January 2015

ITAR-TASS Presents… Russian Cities Welcome 2015 with Fireworks and Sparklers

00 new year 01. Moscow. 03.01.15

People wave sparklers as they celebrate the New Year on Red Square in Moscow (Federal City of Moscow. Central Federal District) RF, 1 January 2015


00 new year 02. Moscow. 03.01.15    

Fireworks explode over St Basil Cathedral on Red Square, Moscow


00 new year 03. St Petersburg. 03.01.15

New Year light show at Palace Square in St Petersburg (Federal City of St Petersburg. Northwestern Federal District) RF


00 new year 04. St Petersburg. 03.01.15

Festive illuminations on Palace Square in St Petersburg


00 new year 05. Vladivostok. 03.01.15

New Year fireworks at the Central Square in Vladivostok (Primorsky Krai. Far Eastern Federal District)


00 new year 06. Vladivostok. 03.01.15

Festive illuminations in Vladivostok


00 new year 07. Vladivostok. 03.01.15

New Year celebrations at the Central Square in Vladivostok


00 new year 08. Vladivostok. 03.01.15

Fireworks in Vladivostok


00 new year 09. Rostov-na-Donu. 03.01.15

New Year’s Eve in an apartment in Rostov-na-Donu (Rostov Oblast. Southern Federal District) RF


00 new year 10. Rostov-na-Donu. 03.01.15

Local resident on New Year’s Eve in Rostov-na-Donu


00 new year 11. Kemerovo. 03.01.15

Ice town in Kemerovo (Kemerovo Oblast. Siberian Federal District) RF


1 January 2015



Saturday, 30 March 2013

Putin Promotes New Movement with Old Values

00 28.09.12. KPRF on religion


President Vladimir Putin spent Friday morning on live television, promoting a fledgling political movement and cataloguing prospective initiatives reminiscent of the USSR in their values, traditions, and emphasis on social benefits. Presiding over a two-and-half-hour question-and-answer session in the southern city of Rostov-on-Don, Putin breathed new life into his all-Russian People’s Front (Общероссийский народный фронт: ONF) movement, revived a Soviet-era decoration, the Hero of Socialist Labour, and, uncharacteristically, joked about his time as a KGB officer.

The president also pushed for a number of measures likely to find favour in Russia’s conservative, far-from-wealthy heartland, including free healthcare, protecting parents’ rights to raise their children as they see fit, and curbing generous “golden parachutes” for resigning executives. He likewise called for a standardised approach to schooling, particularly the teaching of history and the reintroduction of school uniforms… a proposal that won him a round of applause from the 500 or so ONF supporters in attendance. In June, the ONF is due to hold a founding congress meant to cement its legal status as a “public movement”.

29 March 2013



Editor’s Note:

It’s now clear why the Church has dragged its feet in re Paffhausen. Russia’s moving left… THANK GOD. It’s rejecting oligarch crapitalist excess and returning to Soviet communalist sobriety. After all, VVP revived an award created by Iosif Stalin… that means that those who favoured the American greedster assault on Russian civilisational values since 1991 aren’t welcome anymore. I wonder if that means that Fatso (who’s a confirmed Far Right nutter) is out for good (there’s no joy in Mudville for Potapov et al either… his attack on Stalin was premature and unfounded, wasn’t it)? If so, God IS good…


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