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Saturday, 26 November 2016

Mayor Sobyanin Thinks that the State Should Restore Churches Destroyed or Damaged Due to Its Actions

Ilya Glazunov. The Desecration of the Church at Easter. 1999

The Desecration of the Church at Easter

Ilya Glazunov

1999

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On Saturday, Moscow Mayor S S Sobyanin said on the documentary Тайна спасения (Taina spaseniya: The Mystery of Salvation), broadcast on TVTs on Patriarch Kirill’s birthday:

The state has to aid the Church in reconstructing what it destroyed, for the destruction took place because of its direct actions. The construction project covering 200 new churches in Moscow is local, but the work of restoring existing church buildings and reconstructing destroyed buildings is much more important. This involves dozens of church buildings, which are the adornment of Moscow, they’re its historical memory. The project for such restoration and rebuilding is quite difficult and quite expensive, but the city will help the Church to the best of its ability, to the last rouble.

19 November 2016

Interfax-Religion

http://interfax-religion.ru/?act=news&div=65210

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

14 April 2015. Elder Iona of Odessa Made Prophecies About Three Easters… Two Have Been Spot-On…

00 Putin. Kirill. Next Year in Kiev. 14.04.15

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Elder Iona of Odessa prophesied that the Easter after his death would be an Easter of blood… such was so. He prophesied that the next Easter after that would be an Easter of hunger… such was so. He prophesied that the Easter after that would be an “Easter of Victory”… may God grant us that, in full. May Holy Rus see peace… in all honour and dignity, with all enemies chased away from its borders.

BMD

Saturday, 7 June 2014

7 June 2014. In Defence of A G Dugin and V A Kucherenko (“Maksim Kalashnikov”): The Western Pundits are a Buncha Maroons

00 Maksim Kalashnikov. 04.06.14

“Maksim Kalashnikov” (pen-name of V A Kucherenko)

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Western pundits have a particular hatred for A G Dugin and “Maksim Kalashnikov” (pen-name of V A Kucherenko). They’re Nazis, they’re purveyors of hate, and they spread lies about the USA! Oh, the humanity!

Of course, that’s a load of horse hockey, bullshit, and outright fabrication. Dugin was a neo-Nazi in his youth… he admits it. That’s no secret. Hey, the USA had no problem with real Nazis after World War II… it put them into influential positions in the Bundesrepublik and made sure that their pensions reflected their service to the Nazis (on the other hand, the USA saw to it that career officers/NCOs of the NVA received no pensions… for the USA, SS guys were OK, but NVA guys were anathema). Dugin hasn’t been such since the end of the ‘90s, though, when he embraced Orthodoxy. Why the beef with him? Aleksandr Gelyevich is the main ideologue of Eurasianism… that’s why the Americans hate him so. Eurasianism sees Russia as distinct from the West, a part of a Eurasian civilisational bloc independent of and not intellectually dependent on the West and its crackbrained neoliberal (“conservative”) notions. You see, the Western pundits take a fact (Dugin was a National Bolshevik in his youth) and imply that he hasn’t changed. Of course, the real reason for the Western hatred is that Eurasianism has support in high circles, and America (in particular) hates the fact that someone’s exposed their deceitful machinations. Is Dugin perfect? Certainly not… however, the picture bruited by Western pundits isn’t righteous either. Remember… they DO have an agenda and it affects their statements.

Kucherenko simply is too popular for the tastes of Western pundits. He’s not only popular… he’s influential, too. Vladimir Aleksandrovich has the ear of V V Putin and D A Medvedev. Simply put, he’s more anti-American than D O Rogozin is (which is saying a lot, to be sure) and he wishes that we restore the best features of the USSR. Of course, what compounds it is that Kucherenko’s books are best-sellers, which means that a large segment of the educated public agrees with him (which angers the juvenile brat Americans to no end). His views aren’t as developed and intellectual as Dugin’s are (Dugin, after all, IS a professor of the Philosophy Faculty of MGU), but he’s got the ear of influential people in the apparat (besides ties to Putin and Medvedev, he’s personal friends with S S Sobyanin, the mayor of Moscow).

In short, Western accusations that Kucherenko and Dugin are “National Bolsheviks” or “Neo-Nazis” are contemptible and not worthy of refutation. Only vacuous neocons or fatuous paleocon sources such as The American Conservative advance such arrant nonsense. Never forget, American “conservatism” isn’t only Liberal, its Radical Liberalism at its worst. True Conservatism implies accepting Tradition and Authority, two concepts rejected by American “conservatives”. They’re grasping and drooling money-worshippers; they idolise the American Revolution, which brought in a government and state founded on warmed-over deistic Enlightenment hogwash. That is, the present American Nihilism (found in both “liberals” and “conservatives”) was implicit in the very founding of the USA as a Radical Republic. Mirabile dictu! Are leftists more “conservative” than American “conservatives” are? They ARE, indeed… American righties only worship money and power, and to hell with the rest… as the present condition of the USA testifies to. Why should you attend to their opinions of Russian political/social figures and intellectual concepts that they barely know, let alone understand? I’d go so far as to say that most material on these men in English is black propaganda… it distorts the truth at best, with most of it being outright lies and falsehood.

America never was “the sole superpower”. The righties hate Kucherenko and Dugin for saying so openly (by the way, that was the real reason for the sanctions against D K Kiselyov… the Americans especially hated his statement of fact, “Russia can turn America into a pile of radioactive ash”). So should we…

BMD

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Sunday, 1 December 2013

1 December 2013. Sergei Yolkin’s World. Events of the Week in Cartoons by Sergei Yolkin: 18-22 November 2013

00 Sergei Yolkin. Events of the Week in Cartoons by Sergei Yolkin. 18-22 November 2013. 2013

Events of the Week in Cartoons by Sergei Yolkin: 18-22 November 2013

Sergei Yolkin

2013

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For them not in the know, Sergei Sobyanin is the Mayor of Moscow; Vladimir Putin needs no introduction, whilst Viktor Yanukovich is the President of the Ukraine. Mayor Sobyanin cracked down on sub-par produce markets, President Putin is concerned about a seeming decline in people reading Russian classical literature, and President Yanukovich is having second thoughts about EU accession. In the cartoon, Mayor Sobyanin is at the top, whilst Putin and Yanukovich follow.

BMD

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Sergei Yolkin touches on the concerns of the week: what things worry Sergei SobyaninVladimir Putin, and Viktor Yanukovich?

22 November 2013

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/caricature/20131122/979001813.html

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