Voices from Russia

Sunday, 19 March 2017

19 March 2017. Today is Submariners’ Day… On Guard for Peace

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Unlike their American analogues, Russian nuclear-powered general-purpose submarines have a defensive orientation, not an offensive one. That is, their job is to secure the two “Fortress Areas” in the Barents Sea and the Sea of Okhotsk. Rather than to attack seaborne lines-of-communication, their task is to protect the ballistic-missile-armed subs that are Russia’s “Doomsday Option”. Were the Americans to launch a strike on the land-based RVSN, the missile subs would launch a full-force attack on the USA (their missiles can reach the CONUS heartland of the USA from these oceanic bastions). As the Anglos are liars and bullies (especially, “conservatives”, but “liberals” aren’t far behind), this task is real and taken very seriously.

Truly, these men are “on guard for peace”… the history of the world since 1992 has proven what bloodthirsty knaves and criminals the Americans are. Thank God for the Russian submariners… they keep the feral Americans at bay. May God preserve them…

BMD

Friday, 25 November 2016

25 November 2016. As Seen By Vitaly Podvitsky… One of These Things Is NOT Like the Other!

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One of these things is NOT like the other!

The Russian naval ship Vitse-Admiral Kulakov saved the endangered crew of a Ukrainian fishing vessel in distress in the Mediterranean Sea. At the request of the stricken vessel’s captain, the Kulakov towed the damaged vessel to the island of Crete.

The Ukrainian government is building a dam intended to close off the flow of water to the North Crimean Canal. They aim to cut off freshwater supplies to the Crimea by this action. Plans call for the dam to be complete in December.

25 November 2016

Vitaly Podvitsky Masterskaya Karikatury

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Editor:

If you wanted an illustration of the difference between the Russian and the Galician Uniate Nationalist mindsets, here it is. There’s not enough fuel for heating, the power flickers on and off, there’s not enough food on the shop shelves… but the “Ukrainian Nationalist” haters spend money on hurting others (or, in this case, in the illusion that they’re hurting others). My fervent hope is that Russia settles the hash of the Nationalists and ends the so-called Ukrainian state. Why? To end the suffering of the ordinary people in the so-called “Ukraine”. They haven’t had a straight deal since 1991. If the Russian forces were to enter Kiev, the real people would treat them as liberators from thieves and oppressors. I don’t hate “Ukrainians”… they’re part of Holy Rus and they’re blood of our blood, kin of our kin, bone of our bone, and soul of our soul. I do hate Galician Uniate Nationalism and all that it stands for. Do remember its main hero… the convicted murderer Bandera. Do YOU trust those who adulate a murderer and his rum associates? I don’t… I somehow think that I’m far from alone in thinking so. May God cut their time short to reduce the suffering of the little people… sic semper tyrannis.

By the way, the words of the Russian captain (Вы нам только шепнине мы на помощь привем in the original) come from an old Sov song by Vladimir Troshin in a movie from 1966… I thought that you’d like to know that… a little bit of pop culture…

BMD

Saturday, 27 August 2016

27 August 2016. A Photo Essay… HH Visited Severomorsk to Bless the Fleet

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The Church, by tradition, blesses Christian warriors and their weapons prior to their going to war. At present, the USA thunders aggression… therefore, HH visits the forces and blesses them for possible conflict. I, for one, wish that no war ensues… however, that’s completely in the hands of the USA, for Russia doesn’t want war. The likes of Clinton, Trump, and Johnson give me no cause for optimism (the support given by clueless rightwing ROCOR sorts to Trump is ignorant self-hatred of the highest order)… Stein is the only peace candidate.

I pray for peace… but the juvenile fecklessness of toddler Anglo America gives me little hope… their greed, vacuity, and hubris knows no bounds…

BMD

Friday, 19 August 2016

Patriarch Kirill: “The Readiness of the Northern Fleet Depends Largely on the Spiritual Strength and Faith of its Sailors”

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On Thursday, Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev of Moscow and all the Russias visited the flagship of the Northern Fleet, the nuclear-powered battlecruiser TARKR 099 Pyotr Veliki, the world’s largest non-aviation warship. On 28 July 2012, a decree of the President of the Russian Federation awarded the Order of Nakhimov to the cruiser “for the courage, dedication, and professionalism shown by the ship company in performing its command assignments”. During his pastoral visit, he told sailors:

The readiness of the Northern Fleet, which keeps the peace in Russia and abroad, depends largely on the spiritual strength and faith of its sailors; spiritual support of our forces is one of the key tasks of the Church. Those who take the military oath especially need spiritual help; we all believe that the sailors of the Northern Fleet will show full combat readiness if they have strong faith and strong spirit.

Addressing the staff of the Northern Fleet after his arrival in Severomorsk, Vladyki Kirill emphasised:

As we’re a nuclear power, spiritual healthiness in our personnel is key to maintaining the peace, both domestically and globally; it guarantees that they can carry out their duties, with all that such brings to the life of the Motherland. Maybe, one day, there may come a time that the outcome of a battle or a successful endeavour will depend precisely on the spiritual state of our soldiers.

In turn, Vice-Admiral N A ‪Yevmenov, Commander of the Northern Fleet, told the patriarch:

For all Orthodox, a word from our pastor and the Word of God mean a lot. Let’s take some examples… Admirals Ushakov and Nakhimov are holy names for every one of the Orthodox warriors under the flag of St Andrew the Apostle. Our grandfathers fought under this flag… under this flag, we go out to sea and carry out our service. The words, “All those who go to sea pray to God”… these aren’t empty words for us.

18 August 2016

Aleksei Mikheyev

RIA Novosti

http://ria.ru/religion/20160818/1474695054.html

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