Voices from Russia

Monday, 25 July 2016

25 July 2016. From the Russian Web… The 75th Anniversary of the Fall of the Brest Fortress in the VOV

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Russia remembers not only the triumph of victory… but also the agony of defeat. The resistance at the Brest Fortress tied up fascist troops that could’ve been at the frontline. Their sacrifice bought precious time for the Soviet forces to regroup. By the way… Russians haven’t changed…

Nothing is forgotten… no one is forgotten…

BMD

Friday, 24 June 2016

24 June 2016. Leopold the Cat on the Unity of Holy Rus

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Leopold the Cat is one of the most beloved Sov-era multifilm characters. He’s as much a part of Russian visual culture as Taz and Bugs Bunny are in the USA. The original text used the word дпужно (druzhno), which has strong overtones of “friendship”, as “together” and “friendship” in Russian have common building-blocks. That is, дпужно implies much more than “togetherness” to a Russian, it brings up images of fraternity and brotherhood, due to its similarity to the word for “friendship”. So, it’s not “let’s live together”… it’s closer to “let’s live as one”, so that’s the rendering I chose to bring the meaning home to an English-speaker.

BMD

Sunday, 5 June 2016

5 june 2016. On Guard For Peace… Do The Anglo Brats REALLY Want Round Two?

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The last time that the Russians and Chinese faced off against the windy and hubristical Anglos, they won. Yes, kids, they did… in Korea, the Sov and Chinese war aim was to restore the status quo ante. In large measure, they did so. The VVS won air superiority over the skies of the DPRK and the Chinese infantryman proved himself superior to his American opponents (and certainly far better than the Yanks’ ROK collaborators). The MiGs couldn’t approach closer than 50 kilometres of the edge of the contact zone, which was behind the FEBA (Forward Edge of the Battle Area) and MLR (Main Line of Resistance)… that meant that the USAF had free rein in the combat zone, which was the only reason that the Yanks held back the Chinese infantry.

On the other hand, the Yanks failed in their war aim… to conquer the Korean peninsula and threaten the PRC. That failed miserably. The Yanks didn’t know what hit them when the Chinese infantry smashed their advance at the Chosin Reservoir. The Chinese proved themselves masters of infiltration and general infantry tactics, besides which, they were skilled night fighters, even though they had limited technical communications means. The Sov MiGs could open fire on USAF fighters before the Yanks could return fire as the MiGs had autocannon and the F-86s only had machine guns. By the way, after the war, the USAF abandoned machine guns, as the war had proven them worthless, if not dangerous to their pilots (by allowing the enemy “free space” to fire at them). That proves that the Mighty Yanks had learnt a lesson (at the price of blood shed… but that’s never fazed the Anglos, has it?).

In short, the USA doesn’t do well against peers… for that matter, it hasn’t done well against middle powers supported by major powers (as shown in Vietnam). It also hasn’t done well in insurgencies (Chinese Civil War, French Wars in Indochina and Algeria, Portuguese Colonial War in Africa, Afghanistan, Iraq), whether directly involved or as the major power backer of a proxy. That is, the USA is NOT a “hyperpower”… it is the dominant power in the Americas, to be sure, and its homeland is immune from invasion so long as the USN controls the sealanes. However, it isn’t the monopower that crackbrains like Wolfowitz maintain. Sadly, neoliberals (both “conservatives” and “liberals”) feed young American officers the pabulum that the USA can overwhelm any adversary… it’ll take much blood spilt to unlearn that “lesson”… actually, God willing, Russia and China will deter the American brats… such is my desire, any road…

BMD

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

1 June 2016. A Colloquy on VVP… What He Is… What He’s Not… He’s NOT a “Royal”

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VVP’s elder brother died of starvation during the Siege of Leningrad. That’s why Russia remembers on 9 May… and why the American filth who laugh at Victory Day are inhuman sludge. Russia remembers real suffering and loss… that still resonates in the heart today… the Anglo turds have no sense of real values and honour (after all, “winning is the only thing”), so they laugh and belittle that. Let God see and judge…

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My interlocutor is in plain type; I’m in italics.

That they showed him respect is how it should be done, but people need to quit saying this is a sign he’s becoming emperor or tsar. He’s not, and he’s said he doesn’t want to be.

He’s the most powerful ruler in the Orthosphere… but he’s not a monarchist, never was, isn’t, and won’t be. He has more good-sense than that. Monarchy is deader than the dodo in Russia, and it ain’t coming back, no way, no how.

Indeed. Unfortunately, there are too many who seem blind of that fact. There are things about Putin I respect and things I scratch my head about, but in the end, he isn’t going to be the new imperator; he has no desire to be, and those that think so are almost idolatrous in their admiration of him.

I wonder what they’d say if they found out that VVP wasn’t anti-gay and that the RF government allows transsexuals to alter their internal passports on submission of medical evidence. In reality, he’s not the “conservative” that they think he is!

I think that’d enrage more than a few. That… and how he jails holocaust deniers and white supremacists… is really a problem for the right. Those, and the fact he laments the fall of the Soviet Union.

BMD

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