Voices from Russia

Sunday, 30 August 2015

OFFICIAL Greetings of DNR Chairman of the Government A V Zakharchenko on City Day in Donetsk

00 Vitaly Podvitsky. Happy Birthday, Donetsk! 2014



Dear compatriots and Donetsk residents!

To Donetsk… our Hero-City and capital of our Peoples Republic!

I warmly greet you on your holiday… City Day… this being the first time that we celebrate it as the capital of an independent state.

Today, all progressive mankind sees Donetsk personifying the struggle against the fascist threat gaining momentum around the world. Supported by Western governments and the NATO military machine, the Ukraine inflicted hard and terrible blows on Donetsk. When Donetsk loudly said “no” to the Nazi Euromaidan putsch on the Maidan, the mad Ukrainian junta put our beloved city to a severe trial. They threw combat aircraft, heavy artillery, and AFVs against our peaceful and prosperous city, with its great labour traditions. Day after day, month after month, they subjected Donetsk to inhuman shelling and bombing. However, our young capital stood, and a new country stood about her… the Donetsk People’s Republic. The valiant defenders of our heroic city repulsed the attack of the Ukrainian aggressors and their foreign mercenary allies, inflicting terrible losses, forcing them to stop at the gates of Donetsk, which became a fortress, stopping the aggressor forces. Unfortunately, this victory came at a dear cost. The brutal Ukrainian attacks killed or wounded thousands of innocent people in Donetsk… women, the elderly, and children. Our beautiful and lovingly built city suffered unprecedented destruction. They destroyed homes, hospitals, schools, kindergartens, churches, and deliberately destroyed industrial infrastructure. However, I’m confident that with hard work and courage, along with our indomitable spirit and love for our hometown, the people of Donetsk will not only restore our city, we’d soon begin a new era of development in the capital of Donbass.

Dear Donetsk neighbours… with all my heart I want to wish you all good health and success in all undertakings, happiness, and a peaceful sky over your head! To the Feast, our Great City! To the feast, Donetsk, unconquered capital of the DNR!

00 a v zakharchenko. 02. 11.05.15A V Zakharchenko

Chairman of the DNR Government

29 August 2015

DNR Online

Official website of the DNR Council of Ministers and DNR Peoples Soviet


Saturday, 29 August 2015

OFFICIAL Day of the Miner Greetings from DNR Chairman of the Government A V Zakharchenko

00 Jesus Loves the Coalminer. 02.04.15



To my dear compatriots and fellow citizens of the DNR!

I warmly greet you on the Day of the Miner, a holiday near and dear to every family in our glorious labouring Donbass! For our region, mining isn’t just a job… it’s the backbone of the DNR working class. Heroes of Labour such as Nikita Izotov, Ivan Bridko, Aleksandr Kolchik, and, of course, Aleksei Stakhanov forged a worldwide reputation for the Donbass mines, and for the miners who worked them. During the Great Patriotic War, the fascist aggressors ravaged our native land, but it quickly recovered, and in a short time, the industrial might of the Donbass embodied our workmen’s impressive achievements and victories. All this was possible thanks largely to our miners’ daily heroic labour… they’re famous for their courage, selfless devotion to their work, and steadfast character. Especially, these qualities were clear in 1943 and 2014 in the battles that raged around Saur-Mogila. In 1943, our fathers and grandfathers swept the fascist plague out of the Soviet Donbass… today, real heroes, the children and grandchildren of our glorious victorious VOV vets, defeated the Nazis again, beginning the DNR’s liberation. This shows our intergenerational continuity and testifies to our loyalty to our miners’ region traditions. Today, we work with you to rebuild the Donbass from the ruins. Thanks to your selfless labour, patriotism, and devotion to your motherland, we’ll do all that’s necessary to restore our land’s prosperity, to make it a healthy state where the working class takes pride of place.

Dear miners, with all my heart I wish you good health, boundless vitality, and inexhaustible optimism! I wish you and your loved ones happiness, good luck, and every success! Let your brilliant work achievements and glorious victories on all fronts always inspire you. A happy holiday to all of our miners! To the feast, on this Day of the Miner!

00 a v zakharchenko 080815A V Zakharchenko

Chairman of the DNR Government

29 August 2015

DNR Online

Official website of the DNR Council of Ministers and DNR Peoples Soviet


OFFICIAL Day of the Miner Greetings from LNR Chairman of the Government I V Plotnitsky

00 donetsk mine. 01.04.15



Dear workers in the coal industry, our courageous miners!

Please, accept our warmest greetings on your professional holiday!

From time immemorial to the present day, people in the Donbass knew as an unwritten truism that the most honourable work was mining. Our grandfathers, followed by our fathers, and we, their children, became a miners’ dynasty; we walked a miner’s path, we earned a well-deserved respect. There is no sentimentality about working in a mine… the priority is on devotion and comradeship. Today, our miners still hold principles dear; they’ve shown courage and heroism at the front, not only at the pit-face. However, our strength isn’t in weapons, but in the love of peace… here, one by one, we’ll restore our mines; our veterans will return to the pit from the front, our miners will work to revive the glory of our world here in the Donbass. The miners said as they go down in the hole, “May the coal be soft!” Their wives quietly added, after following their husbands to the pit, “May there be a strong roof!”

On the behalf of everyone in the LNR, I wish good health, fortitude, and faith to all miners and to all others engaged in the coal industry; I express our gratitude for their dedication and love for their profession, for their conscientious work for the benefit of the Republic! Let peace return to our long-suffering land and may our miners always come back to their families!

To the feast, on this the Day of the Miner!

00 i v plotnitsky 170815I V Plotnitsky

Chairman of the LNR Government

29 August 2015

LITs Lugansk Information Centre


Friday, 12 June 2015

OFFICIAL Greetings on Russia Day to the Russian Federation from Deputy Chairman of the DNR Peoples Soviet D V Pushilin

00 Dmitri Kogan. russian violinist. 20.04.15



Dear Vladimir Vladimirovich!

Dear Dmitri Anatolyevich!

Dear Russians!

I cordially greet you on Russia Day! This holiday symbolises the power and greatness of the Russian state, it reflects its comprehensive national idea and the unity of the peoples around it. It engenders genuine pride in a glorious past and in a no less glorious present. I’d emphasise that not only Russia celebrates Russia Day. This holiday is common to all who share and understand Russian values… of pride for country, of desire to work for its prosperity, of love for land, family, and ancestors. I sincerely wish you every success in your endeavours and exertions for the good of our great Motherland.

With greatest respect,

00 D V Pushilin. DNR. Donetsk PR. 12.06.15D V Pushilin

Deputy Chairman of the DNR Peoples Soviet

Official website of the DNR Peoples Soviet and Council of Ministers


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