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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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Wednesday, 18 May 2016

18 May 2016. On Discerning the Worthy and the Unworthy… How One Can Tell the Difference

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In speaking of those worthy of respect, I should say that I’ve been privileged enough to have met blokadniki… those who survived the Siege of Leningrad (the famous “900 Days”). One notices serenity and wisdom in them… knowledge that only such a tremendous and horrendous event could bring one. I found this true of most VOV survivors… for the war marked all those in the USSR, as the war took place on its soil; it didn’t happen in far-off foreign parts. I should mention that President V V Putin’s older brother died in the Siege… he was one the fascists’ victims… he was only Untermenschtum (subhumanity) in Western eyes. By the way, that’s why the memory of the war is still green in the Russian soul… it wasn’t some faraway event… it happened right in the homeland, and it was, perhaps, the most vicious war of the 20th century.

Sadly, the Western “conservative” movement and its demented votaries are the antipode of the blokadniki. Western neoliberalism, both “conservative” and “liberal” has degenerated to a feral vicious level. Greed is its most conspicuous characteristic. Allied to that is a callous viciousness towards those that they consider “inferiors”. It doesn’t matter if a drone strike kills wedding partiers and not “terrorists”… they’re all just dirty Muslim wogs who support terrorists, anyway! It doesn’t matter that welfare payments aren’t enough to support someone… if they were any damned good, they’d be working and not a drag on the public! It’s OK to lie about foreign countries and leaders… America is Number One, always has been, and always will be! Russia and China are evil for not kissing our ass and telling us that we’re Number One and always will be!

Having met both sorts mentioned above, there’s no doubt in my mind that American Neoliberalism is satanic, and that anyone who supports Chilly Hilly (or any other Establishment Dem) or any Republican is either a dupe or they’re someone who bought into this ideology knowing how evil it is, but doesn’t care because it benefits them. The first sort is simply clueless and ignorant. The second sort has bought into evil with knowledge of what it is… but they’re successful, dontcha know! They’re respectable, dontcha know! They’re religious, dontcha know! They’re more moral than the rest of us are, dontcha know!

I have met both sublime people and loathsome people… all too many of the latter espouse “conservatism”. Have a care with anyone who either calls themselves “conservative” or issues favourable commentary on “conservative” talking points. They may very well get uncouth with you… it’s all too common amongst such sorts; they get extraordinarily nasty when vexed or disagreed with. Here’s a point to be especially wary of… many of the most wretched sorts are outwardly polite and “oh-so-nice”… that is, until you cross them… do have a care, the times aren’t good and they won’t get better for some time yet…

BMD

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