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Saturday, 28 October 2017

28 October 2017. What Modern Russia Thinks of the Great October… As Seen in Piter


In the square opposite the Winter Palace in St Petersburg, workers are installing a replica of an armoured car used in the 1917 October Revolution. It has the motto Vrag Kapital! That means “Enemy of Capital”. That doesn’t sound too friendly to neoliberalism and free enterprise, does it? Methinks that the touted death of socialism may turn out to be wishful thinking. A spectre DOES haunt Mar-a-Lago and Tarrytown…

The Great October still lives! That does have implications for the USA and its soulless evil capitalistic programme…



Friday, 7 April 2017

Eight Suspects Detained in St Petersburg Metro Bombing Case


see also:

Identity of St. Petersburg blast suspect confirmed with DNA test

On Monday, the SK RF reported detention of eight men suspected of involvement in the St Petersburg Metro bombing. SK RF media contact Svetlana Petrenko told reporters:

We detained as many as six people in cooperation with the FSB and the police in St Petersburg and we detained another two people in Moscow. The detainees are Seifulla Khakimov, Ibragibzhon Yermatov, Dilmurod Muidinov, Bakhram Yergashev, Azamzhon Makhmudov, Makhamadyusuf Mirzaalimov, Shokhista Karimova, and Sodik Ortikov. We discovered an explosive device similar to the one found on Ploshchad Vosstaniya St Petersburg Metro station, handguns, and munitions in the suspects’ apartments.

Investigators plan to ask the court to authorise the suspects’ arrest. A suicide bomber set off an explosive device Monday afternoon on a train moving from Technological Institute station towards Sennaya Ploshchad station on Line 2 (Moskovsko-Petrogradskaya) of the St Petersburg Metro system. The explosion claimed the lives of thirteen people and left another 55 wounded. Somewhat later, cops found and defused one more explosive device in Ploshchad Vosstaniya station.

6 April 2017



Thursday, 6 April 2017

A List of The Dead in the St Petersburg Terakt


  • ALIEVA Dinara Samandarovna, 08.10.1996
  • ARYSHEV Maksim Vitalyevich, 08.18.1996
  • MALYUKOVA Kseniya Sergeyevna, 11.09.1998
  • MEDYANTSEVA Irina Kuzminichna, 5.6.1966
  • SVISTUNOVA Angelina Sergeyevna, 17.02.1990
  • NALIMOV Yuri Pavlovich, 07.06.1945
  • DANILENKO Oksana Gennadyevna, 03.10.1991
  • SHCHEKINA Larisa Grigoryevna, 06.02.1950
  • PETROV Denis Romanovich, 27.12. 1991
  • SAGADEYEV Mansur Tikhirovich, 27.03.2000
  • KRASIKOVA Yuliya 1992
  • MAZINOV Dmitri 1990

The above list is provisional… compiled from posts from the MChS, SK RF, and Telekanal Dozhd.

They all had faces… they all had names

No one is forgotten… Nothing is forgotten

As it was, as it is, as it ever shall be



Famous Master Dollmaker Irina Medyantseva Died in the Petersburg Metro Terakt



Her dolls with big sad eyes are extraordinarily touching, enjoying incredible popularity with collectors. On 3 April, on that ill-fated day, Irina rode the bus to see her daughter. They entered the Metro at Sennaya Ploshchad station. Irina gave her dolls such unusual names… Дождик (Dozhdik: Rainie), Домовой Сеня (Domovoi Senya: House Brownie), and Ангелы весны (Angely vesny: Angel of Spring). Her husband Aleksandr Kaminsky wrote on his social network page:

What sorrow! I lost my beloved wife.

Her niece Masha Levkina wrote:

My aunt died in the terakt in the St Petersburg Metro. Her daughter was with her… she’s now in hospital. Our family is shocked. I never thought that such a disaster would touch my family…

We rang up her husband Aleksandr, who was at the morgue. He told us:

They just got on the Metro at Sennaya Ploshchad. I immediately rang my daughter, who told me what happened. It’s horrible! Such sorrow!

Irina’s daughter is 30-years-old… she’s out of danger. Aleksandr said:

Glory to God, the doctors gave us a good prognosis. However, nothing will bring back my wife.

Irina made dolls on a professional basis for 15 years. Collectors highly value her creations.

4 April 2017

Dina Karpitskaya

Komsomolskaya Pravda


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