Voices from Russia

Sunday, 13 December 2015

13 December 2015. Yolka at Kazan Cathedral in Piter

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“2016 To the New Year and the Nativity of Christ”

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Literally, “Yolka” in Russian means “fir-tree”… it has no relation to Christmas at all. Ergo, the best “Englishing” of this would be “Holiday Tree”, as it mostly symbolises the secular holiday of the New Year.

BMD

Thursday, 10 December 2015

10 December 2015. Buddhist Festival in Piter

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Monks celebrate the Buddhist holiday Zula Khural (“Festival of Thousand Candles”) at the Datsan Gunzechoinei in St Petersburg.

9 December 2015

Russia Beyond the Headlines

http://rbth.com/multimedia/photo_of_the_day/2015/12/09/1000-buddhist-candles-in-st-petersburg_549297

Sunday, 22 November 2015

22 November 2015. First Winter Snowfall in Piter Today

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Today was the first winter snowfall in St Petersburg. Yes, I know that winter by the calendar is a month away. However… this is Russia. Need I say more?

BMD

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

The First Group of Orphaned Kids from Families of KIA DNR Servicemembers Arrived in Kronshtadt

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Today, media contacts in the DNR Peoples Soviet told us that orphaned kids from the families of KIA DNR servicemembers arrived for a holiday in Kronshtadt in the Russian Federation, saying, “On 2 June, ten of our kids went to St Petersburg and Kronshtadt for a two-week holiday. They’ll be there for about a week. It’s not clear whether any further groups will go there in future, but the Kronshtadt Naval Cathedral International Charity Fund (MBF KMS) plans to continue to coöperate with the DNR authorities”. On 29 May, Andrei Kononov, the General Director of the MBF KMS reported, “About 300 kids will go on two-week holidays in Kronshtadt this year. They’ll not only see Kronshtadt, but also visit many treasures of St Petersburg, including the Ermitazh, the State Russian Museum, and the Petropavlovsk Fortress. We also plan visits to the zoological museum and planetarium. In addition, with parental consent, we’ll hold medical clinical diagnostic check-ups for the kids, and give advice on the proper care [of any problems found]”. In the past, the MBF KMS helped people in the DNR. At Easter, it sent St Ioann Kronshtadtsky parish in Donetsk a new iconostas to replace one destroyed in the fighting and gave the parish new liturgical utensils.

8 June 2015

DAN Donetsk News Agency

http://dan-news.info/obschestvo/pervaya-gruppa-detej-pogibshix-opolchencev-i-detej-sirot-priexala-na-otdyx-v-kronshtadt.html

Editor:

Russia welcomes DNR kids on holiday and intends to treat their wounds (physical, mental, and emotional) gratis… now, that’s Christianity. The USA bombs kids (not only in Novorossiya, but in Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Gaza, Afghanistan, and Pakistan too) and steals from them to enrich the Affluent Effluent. Ted Cruz calls that Christianity. I seem to think that one of these things is not like the other! I’m not alone in thinking that…

BMD

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