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Friday, 3 July 2015

The DNR Invited LNR Citizens to Relax in Sea of Azov Resorts Once the Fighting Ends

00 Polar Bear on Holiday. 09.03.14


At a media briefing today in Lugansk, DNR First Deputy Minister of Youth, Sports, and Tourism (Minmolsporta) Aleksandr Gromakov invited LNR citizens to come to coastal resorts on the Sea of Azov shore after the war ends. He said that an agreement signed today in Lugansk between the LNR and DNR Minmolsportas provides for coöperation in tourism, saying, “We know that the LNR lacks a seacoast, but we do have one, and we invite all of our friends in the LNR to visit our seacoast resorts. Come to our Sea of Azov, not the Red Sea or the Black Sea. It has wonderful holiday spots; we have such places. Given the difficult situation, even on the part of the Sea that we occupy, we’ll have to wait until the situation comes back to normal. In the meantime, we’ll propose specific solutions, I think sometime this week. We’ll nail down tourist accommodation, and plan how our activity could help to realise this”.

LNR Minister for Family, Youth, Sports, and Tourism Stanislav Vinokurov explained that it’s is a kind of tourist barter, “We have, regardless of the fact that we lack a seacoast, many wonderful places worth visiting. We have historical and architectural monuments, along with natural landscapes. We should develop tourist destinations for domestic travellers. Of course, we considered issues of foreign tourism, not only foreign travel per se, but also contacts with our brothers from the DNR, which has places worth saying”.

Gramakov concluded by saying, “The DNR Minmolsporta is ready to implement joint tourism projects, we’re ready to talk, we can say, ‘Today, you come to us; tomorrow, we go to you”.

1 July 2015

LITs Lugansk Information Centre


Friday, 22 May 2015

Lugansk Will Operate 42 Children’s Camps this Summer



Today, at a media briefing in the Lugansk GMA*, Valentina Kiyashko, head of the Lugansk Municipal Department of Education, stated, “Our department will operate 37 sleepover camps with three meals a day. Five camps with two meals daily will operate in non-educational institutions. We’ve already received 1,700 applications from parents of Lugansk kids. This year, we’ll provide free vouchers for camp stays, and we’ve increased the average stay from 14 to 21 days. We’ve already sent a request to supply food to the camps to the LNR Centre for Recovery Management. The norms for this are 35 Grivnya (85 Roubles. 10.50 Renminbi. 108 INR. 1.70 USD. 2.05 CAD. 2.15 AUD. 1.50 Euros. 1.10 UK Pounds) per child per day with three meals a day and 25 Grivnya (60 Roubles. 7.50 Renminbi. 77 INR. 1.20 USD. 1.45 CAD. 1.55 AUD. 1.10 Euros. 0.80 UK Pounds) with two meals. Organisation of activities in schoolyards and out-of-school camps would be in the hands of local teachers, directed by the LNR Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Youth. The DNR Government also provided fuel so that we can transport children to camps and to health and cultural institutions”.

  • GMA: City Municipal Administration, administrative apparat of a city

21 May 2015

LITs Lugansk Information Centre



Even under wartime conditions, the Peoples Republics are caring for their children… unlike the notional “Ukraine”, which kicks ordinary people in the teeth and deprives them of necessities so that oligarchs like Taruta, Kolomoisky, and the Klichkos can party hearty (and so religious phonies like Shevchuk and Denisenko can live high and gallivant to the West). That’s not so different from the world of their US Republican sugar daddies, is it? Like calls unto to like and shitbirds of a feather flock together… need I say more?


Thursday, 10 July 2014

Summer Camp for Families with Handicapped Kids in Sevastopol

00 miloserdie.ru. kids in Sevastopol. 10.07.14


00 There's LOVE in This World. 10.07.14


Every summer, the podvorie of the Marfo-Mariinskaya Convent in Sevastopol holds a camp for children with disabilities… families with disabled kids come here on holiday. The usual stay is two weeks, and all visitors have assistance from volunteers from “Miloserdie”. Such visits provide an opportunity for handicapped children to have new experiences, find friends, and to go to sea for the first time. For their parents, it’s often the only opportunity they have to relax and get away from everyday hassles. Some campers have conditions such as cerebral palsy, epidermolysis bullosa, and mucopolysaccharidosis, whilst others are from the St Yelizaveta Orthodox Children’s Home, and some come from large families or from poor families. In each two-week cycle, the camp accommodates about 10 disabled children with their parents. To help them, there are usually six volunteers on duty. They help the moms look after the kids, help them get to the beach and back, take them on field trips, organise games and activities for the kids, put on fun performances and holiday concerts, keep the housing units clean and orderly, and help the chef to cook the food. The camp programme began in June 2011. In 2013, the Sevastopol camp was open from May to October… 12 two-week cycles. During this time, some 150 children and their parents, including 84 disabled kids, will use the facility.


Official website of the MP Synodal Department of Church Charities and Social Service (OTsBSS)



Everything in the Crimean camp is “A-OK” for this year according to my sources. Things are better in the Crimea now that it’s rejoined the Motherland. Things aren’t going to hell in a handbasket in the Crimea as they are in the “Ukraine”. The kids and their families are having fun and they’re safe. The junta pigs can’t hurt them or threaten them (although they make much noise, ignored by all decent people of good-sense). The Crimea IS Russia! This is proof of that… it was Russian before it officially became Russian, if you catch my drift. THIS sort of thing is what Holy Rus stands for… reflect on that. Holy Rus says, “It’s the people!” The USA says, “It’s the bottom-line!” I seem to see a vital difference here. Ponder it, if you will…


Tuesday, 2 July 2013

2 July 2013. Sergei Yolkin’s World. Egyptian Resorts: Sun and Sights

00 Sergei Yolkin. Egyptian Resorts. Sun and Sights. 2013

Egyptian Resorts: Sun and Sights

Sergei Yolkin



Yolkin makes a barbed comment on Russia’s oligarch class with this one. I don’t think that you need a degree in rocket science to discern his attitude to the Russian greedsters.



Tourist resorts weren’t  affected by the current protests in Egypt. Although massive, they were localised, which should please Sergei Yolkin.

2 July 2013

Sergei Yolkin



Click here for more on the unrest in Egypt

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