Voices from Russia

Saturday, 11 November 2017

G A Zyuganov: “Their Cow Can Moo, But Yours Must Be Silent”

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On 7 November 2017, the administration of the US President issued a statement with the lurid title “National Day of Victims of Communism”. However, it was unclear whether the “national day” was American or Russian. Nevertheless, it was very significant that the White House couldn’t ignore the 100th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution, which the entire planet observed over the past few days. At the same time, it seems that American politicians still have a weak knowledge of history and geography. In Washington, they live in an artificial world, in which America represents everything good, and Russia is the embodiment of evil.

Outrageous unsubstantiated allegations and outright lies fill this document. Full of the baleful spirit of the Cold War, the White House talked about “the dark decades of oppressive communism, a political philosophy incompatible with freedom, prosperity, and respect for human life”. Meanwhile, even Russia’s enemies recognise that the seven decades of Soviet power were the period of the greatest prosperity of our country. Even the harshest critic would have to erect a monument for the victory over fascism, the pioneering steps into space, and the creation of nuclear parity. As the ardent opponent of communism Winston Churchill put it figuratively, “Stalin took over Russia with a plough and left it with an atomic bomb”. This followed tremendous breakthroughs in the development of education, science, and industry.

Once again, the participation of 132 delegations from all over the world in the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution proves once more that the world assesses the Russian Revolution in a completely different light than Washington does. Through their historical experience, the peoples of Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America know that the Great October brought them real liberation and social progress. The outstanding achievements of the Soviet state, such as free education and healthcare, affordable housing and the absence of unemployment, and low prices for food and medicine, are still an unattainable dream for most of the world’s population. By the way, the USA and Europe largely copied their social policies on the experience of the USSR… to forestall an “October” in the countries of the West. Meanwhile, White House officials, without batting an eye, claim:

In the last century, communist totalitarian régimes destroyed millions of people and subjected countless people to exploitation, violence, and unprecedented impoverishment.

There’s nothing new in this kind of statement. As Nazi propaganda honcho Goebbels claimed, the bigger the lie, the more willingly they believe it. It creates the feeling that the White House took an anti-Soviet Russophobic drug and completely lost the sense of reality. Everybody knows that if you use such a pill, even in small doses, it takes away your ability to think. As for their assertions about the “victims of communism”, as our ancestors rightly said:

You can’t blame the mirror if the reflection is crooked.

It’s no secret that the USA hasn’t shown much mercy or regard for human rights since its inception. The wholesale extermination of entire nations, if they stood in the way of the greedy American ruling class, has long been a notorious phenomenon. They began with the destruction of the Native American peoples and the ruthless exploitation of African slaves. Then, they went on to the genocide of multitudes of Koreans, Vietnamese, Iraqis, Serbs, Libyans, and Syrians. The list goes just on and on. Moreover, remember the atomic nightmare they brought down on the heads of the inhabitants of Hiroshima and Nagasaki!

Today, American troops occupy three sovereign states, take part in 20 bloody conflicts, and have more than 700 bases in dozens of countries around the world. Of course, all this, as the White House claims, is a manifestation of “a firm determination to bear the light of freedom for all who aspire to a brighter and free future”. In general, all know that the Americans carry the “light of freedom” with bombers, assisted by bloody terrorists and endless provocations. As they say, “Save us, O God, from such friends; we can handle our enemies ourselves!”

I’d like to remind the White House gentlemen that one of their great predecessors, President Franklin D Roosevelt, during the war, always congratulated I V Stalin, the head of the Soviet state, on the anniversaries of the October Revolution and the birthday of the Red Army. Such genuinely statesmanlike thinking is clearly not characteristic of the present inept American establishment. Learn history, gentlemen! It’s useful…

G A Zyuganov

Head of the KPRF faction in the RF Gosduma

Chairman of the TsK KPRF

10 November 2017

KPRF.ru

KPRF official website

https://kprf.ru/party-live/cknews/170545.html

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Friday, 10 November 2017

Religion Isn’t a “Problem”… Neoliberal Crapitalism is the Problem

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Some think religion is a “problem”. We disagree. Faith is a matter of personal choice. People of faith want a new society too. The CPUSA stands for unity between believers and non-believers. Join us in the fight against the Trump Agenda.

11 January 2017

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Editor:

This isn’t the antitheistic Communist Party of the 20th-century. That party and that era are gone, absolutely and irretrievably. This is a new era… communists have learnt from their errors, for they believe in the dialectic. That is, “thesis confronts antithesis, leading to a new synthesis”. The old party-line of antitheism simply didn’t work and was actually counterproductive. It left out people who could’ve been friends of the Party (even good members of the Party) and the Party stupidly froze them out of society. That is, the Party made needless enemies.

Communists are nothing if not practical and pragmatic. Believers are now welcome as comrades. As Comrade Zyuganov put it:

Christ was the first communist!

Defined that way, I’m proud to be a leftie.

BMD

Monday, 2 October 2017

2 October 2017. Igumen Sergei Rybko Doesn’t Think that Communists are “Murderers”… The ROCOR Has Gone Batshit Crazy

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The images are of a recent birthday celebration for Comrade Zyuganov. Note well that he’s well-disposed to the Church… he’s a believer. More believers are commies than are Western ass-kissers like Shevkunov and Alfeyev. Igumen Sergei, and those like him, such as Metropolitan Yuvenaly Poyarkov, are true-blue patriots who oppose America’s designs on Russia. Shevkunov and Alfeyev are dirty traitors who suck up to America and Americans (they pander to American konvertsy). Neither Shevkunov nor Alfeyev are ruling bishops… HH doesn’t trust them. BTW… the only office that Shevkunov holds is a liaison for cultural affairs, not an important office at all. The recent ROCOR statement would label Igumen Sergei a “murderer”… Igumen Sergei is one of the best-known and best-loved priests in Moscow! Oh, I forgot… he plays drums at rock festivals (he’s a former drummer in a band)… he’s not against modern society, as some in the ROOCR are. He also doesn’t believe in six-day creationism (neither does HH, BTW).

Have a care with a batshit crazy website called Russian Faith… it’s written by goofball ignorant konvertsy. For instance, they posted about the famous weapons designer M T Kalashnikov… they didn’t tell you that Mikhail Timofeyevich was both a believer and a lifelong communist! They don’t tell you about the really important people in the MP such as Yuvenaly Poyarkov, Varsonufy Sudakov, or Mark Golovkov. They talk to a neoliberal-loving set and want to give you the impression that all the MP agrees with them. Nothing is further from the truth.

I can back up my claims with images. The Church doesn’t kiss the ass of “conservatism”. Thank God for that. The Church doesn’t label communists (or the Left in general) as “murderers”. Those who do so are potential schismatics… it’s that serious. Be wary… nasty forces are afoot. They may try to force a schism between the MP and the ROCOR. After all, their first loyalty is to Langley and the US Republican Party… not Christ’s Church and the Rodina. The times aren’t good… we have to face them as well as we can. May God help us.

BMD

Sunday, 1 October 2017

1 October 2017. Socialism Isn’t About “Taking”… It’s About “Giving”

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Rightwing nutters such as Rod Dreher accuse socialists of being “takers”… “taking from the productive and giving to the lazy”. That’s utter and unrelieved bullshit and twaddle. Socialism is about “giving”… to give to all according to their needs… for all to give according to their ability. You can follow the early Christians, who held all goods in common, or you can follow American conservatives such as Rod Dreher, who defend greed and rapine. The choice is yours… choose wisely.

BMD

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