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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

18 April 2017. These are My Heroes…



On 17 April 1945, the Nazis executed Hannie Schaft, a brave Dutch communist antifascist fighter. Hannie… or the “Red-haired girl”… started her antifascist fight with small acts. She used to steal ID cards for Jewish residents. Upon leaving university, she joined the Raad van Verzet or “Council of Resistance”, a resistance movement that had close ties to the Communist Party of the Netherlands. Rather than act as a courier, Schaft wanted to work with weapons. She was responsible for sabotaging and assassinating various targets. She carried out various attacks on Germans and Dutch Nazis, collaborators, and traitors. The Nazis eventually arrested her at a military checkpoint in Haarlem on 21 March 1945, whilst distributing the illegal communist newspaper de Waarheid. After interrogation, torture, and solitary confinement, Dutch Nazi officials identified and assassinated Schaft on 17 April 1945.

17 April 2017

Dmitri Kovalevich



Saturday, 30 August 2014

Slovakia Opposes Sanctions Against Russia, Whilst Pro-Sodomy Dutch are For Them

00 Jozef Jankovič. The Victim's Warning. 1969

The Victim’s Warning

Jozef Jankovič


Museum of the Slovak National Uprising 

Banská Bystrica ((Banská Bystrica Okres. Banská Bystrica Kraj) SLOVAKIA


The Slovak government refused to support new sanctions against Russia, but the Netherlands, a country that’s legalised sodomy and drug addiction, favours tougher sanctions. Chairman of the Slovak Government Robert Fico said at the opening ceremony of the exhibition “Victory” at the Museum of the Slovak National Uprising in Banská Bystrica, “At tomorrow’s EU meeting, Slovakia will oppose adoption of new sanctions against Russia. Economic sanctions, especially those based on unverified data, aren’t effective and aren’t equable in their impact”. Defence Minister S K Shoigu attended the ceremony. Fico’s words met with applause from locals. On the other hand, today, Minister-President of the Netherlands Mark Rutte said that EU countries must consider new sanctions against Russia. He believes that the EU needs to impose them as he believes that Russia is escalating the conflict in the Ukraine. According to Rutte, “previously adopted measures just didn’t work”.

29 August 2014



Friday, 27 December 2013

Famed AK-47 Inventor Kalashnikov Buried in New Military Cemetery Outside Moscow

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00 Kalashnikov. Putin. 27.12.13


Editor’s Note:

Mikhail Timofeyevich was an Orthodox Christian. Light a candle in his memory at Liturgy, ask your priest to mention his name in the Proskomidi, and have Pannikhida said for him. That’s what real Christians do, and that’s what our duty is. That’s what God asks of us… not waving signs or condemning this one or that one. “Save your own soul and thousands will be saved about you“… that’s the ticket.



The burial of Russia’s most famous small-arms designer, Mikhail Kalashnikov took place Friday at a new military cemetery outside Moscow. Mikhail Timofeyevich died Monday at the age of 94. President Vladimir Putin, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, and a host of other high-ranking officials came to pay their respects at the funeral, held with full state honours at the Federal Military Memorial Complex in Mytishchi Raion. Putin laid red roses on the coffin and offered condolences to Kalashnikov’s family members. The military paid a fitting last tribute to Kalashnikov with salvoes fired from the AK-47, the iconic assault rifle that he designed, and which brought him lasting fame. At the funeral, Yelena Kalashnikova, daughter of the famed weapons designer, said that her father dedicated his whole life to the service of the Motherland and “never thought of anything else”. Initial plans called for Kalashnikov’s burial to take place in his hometown of Izhevsk, the capital of the Udmurt Republic. However, the Russian leadership decided that the burial of a man who made such a significant contribution to the country’s defence and who held the title of Hero of Russia, amongst other honours, should be in a more prominent place. Over 60,000 people paid their last respects to Kalashnikov in two days of mourning in Izhevsk before the taking of his coffin to Moscow by plane on Thursday.

The Kalashnikov Group, the newly-formed small-arms holding that still manufactures derivatives of the AK-47, said that it plans to turn Kalashnikov’s office into a small museum and to set up an award bearing his name to honour its best branches and employees. Already, Izhevsk has a dedicated Kalashnikov museum, opened in 2004, that includes a range where visitors can fire air gun copies of AK series weapons on a range. An estimated 100 million AK-47s were built worldwide since it went into mass production in February 1947. In at least 55 countries, armed forces, guerilla groups, terrorists, and even common thugs still favour the reliable and easy-to-use assault rifle. Thirty countries, including Bulgaria, China, Egypt, Finland, India, Israel, the Netherlands, Sweden, and South Africa, make derivatives of the AK-47, which has a vodka and even a rap song named after it.

27 December 2013



Friday, 18 October 2013

18 October 2013. Sergei Yolkin’s World. Events of the Week in Cartoons by Sergei Yolkin: 14-18 October 2013

00 Sergei Yolkin. Events of the Week in Cartoons by Sergei Yolkin. 14-18 October 2013. 2013

Events of the Week in Cartoons by Sergei Yolkin: 14-18 October 2013

Sergei Yolkin



Sergei Yolkin looks at some of the events of the week: the USA teetered on the verge of a financial precipice, the court sentenced Navalny to probation, and burglars nicked stuff from a Russian diplomat’s home in The Hague.

18 October 2013

Sergei Yolkin



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