Voices from Russia

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

24 May 2016. Mighty Rus… It’s Been Around For a Bit…

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In 988, Russia adopted Orthodox Christianity. In 1242, St Aleksandr Nevsky kicked the shit out of the Teutonic Knights. In 1380, St Dmitri Donskoi skunked the Horde on the Kulikovo Polye. In 1613, Minin and Pozharsky ran the Poles out of Moscow. In 1709, Tsar Pyotr Veliki whipped the Swedes at Poltava. Where was the indispensable USA? Yes, where was it? Answer that, and you know that Paul Wolfowitz (and all “conservatives”) suck wind. Russia has been around for a long time… the USA hasn’t been around as long. When it lasts as long as Russia has, then, they can talk. Now… they’re just bratty arrogant toddlers armed with nuclear weapons. That thought scares me… it should scare you, too. May God have His mercy on us all.

BMD

Sunday, 22 May 2016

22 May 2016. From the Russian Web… Some Wisdom From Mark Twain

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Who woulda thunk it? Mark Twain quoted on vK! Well, Russians don’t hate Americans, but they do hate the American government and all of its sleazy doings in foreign parts. In Sov times, ordinary folk didn’t hate America or Americans. No way, no how! However, today, ordinary sods HATE America for what it’s trying to do to Russia. Russia simply wants to be left alone in peace; it doesn’t want any part of Anglo toddler notions. Yet, the Anglo brats want to press the point… all that does is to rile up Russians and get them prepared to kick Anglo ass as soon as the demented Anglos show up on their doorstep.

Russians want peace. Russians want amity. HOWEVER… no other nation knows how to fight as well as Russia does. It’s had to fight for national survival many times… which the USA has NEVER had to do. I fear that the Yanks swallowed German bullshit whole about Russians… that we’re an inferior race, with an inferior culture. Remember this… the Red Army raised the Victory Banner over the Reichstag in 1945 (and Tsar Aleksandr I Pavlovich led the victorious Allied armies into Paris in 1814)… the German fascists failed in their attempt to destroy us. America had best bear that in mind…

They could try kindness and honesty… however, can you expect such from a bunch that enshrines “winning is the only thing?”

BMD

The State Tretyakov Gallery is 160-Years-Old Today!

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Exactly 160 years ago, the art collector P M Tretyakov, a merchant and textile manufacturer, purchased the first paintings for his gallery. Tretyakov devoted more than 40 years of his life to the aim of creating a museum of the Russian National School of Painting. In the 1881, the gallery opened to the public. In 1892, Tretyakov gave his collection to the city of Moscow as a gift.

22 May 2016

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Thursday, 19 May 2016

19 May 2016. A New Russian Film… “Spiritual Warrior”: A Film About the Love of God

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This is the entire 51-minute film… go to settings and adjust it for HD… awesome

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Note:

If you lack facility in Russian, use Google Translate for the Russian Wikipedia articles. Do NOT use the English Wikipedia articles, as they’re usually by Russophobes or by boobish konvertsy. The Russian articles are different and superior in every way (especially, on Orthodox topics).

BMD

Last year, we celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory in the Great Patriotic War, but 2015 had another, very important for our country, anniversary… the 500th anniversary of the death of the famous Russian saint and historical figure, Righteous St Iosif Volotsky. Oddly enough, many people in our country, including Orthodox Christians, don’t know this podvizhnik* and of his great deeds. In order to correct this, there is a new film, Воин Духа (Voin Dukha: The Spiritual Warrior). The film involved many people… with special thanks to People’s Artist of the Russian Federation N P Burlyayev, and actor, athlete, and TV personality S N Badyuk. Most of all, we thank the star of the movie, world MMA champion A A Oleynik (he’s also a standout star in Grappling and Sambo). This film isn’t a commercial venture, you can show it to your associates and organisations; if you have any further questions, please contact me at evm@svetfavora.ru. We hope that our film will prove interesting and useful for you. Reposts are welcome; even more so as we’re building a large church of the Transfiguration of Our Lord in Belyayevо, and we need your support.

  • Podvizhnik: impossible to “English” this word… some use “spiritual athlete”… the problem is that Russian doesn’t use this as a “spiritual” or “theological” word. For instance, Yu A Gagarin was a podvizhnik… a podvizhnik is someone who does a podvig. Podvig is 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.

19 May 2016

Свет Фавора (Light of Mount Tabor)

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