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Thursday, 12 June 2014

Stalingrad! President Putin Offered a Chance to Return a Symbol of the Great Victory

00aa Stalingrad Anniversary. 2013. 03.02.13

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At a meeting with VOV vets, President V V Putin stated that he’d think about holding a referendum on returning the name of Stalingrad to Volgograd. Putin emphasised that, under Russian law, the inhabitants decide what to call a particular federal subject or subdivision, saying, “In this case, the residents should hold a referendum to decide this question. We’ll carry out what they decide”. Obviously, if there were a referendum, most residents would vote for the return the name of their city to Stalingrad. President Putin noted that all of Europe knows the name of Stalingrad; in fact, in Paris, there’s a square called “Place de la Bataille-de-Stalingrad”. This is an important matter, for it’s a restoration of our historical memory. Stalingrad will be a touchstone for the Russian people’s identity, allowing us a correct evaluation of our great past and be a guide to an equally great future. It’s time to rid ourselves of inferiority complexes imposed upon Russia [by the West]. The last time that returning Volgograd to Stalingrad saw serious discussion was in early 2013, when the whole country celebrated the 70th anniversary of the victory in the Battle of Stalingrad. RF Federation Council Chairman V I Matviyenko said, “Not everyone knows that there’s a Stalingrad station on the Métro de Paris. However, if you want to rename the city, you have to ask its residents, we need to hold a referendum”. To return the name of Stalingrad to this city of Russian glory is to return to us our dignity and to reawaken our self-awareness as a victorious nation!

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How much do you wanna bet that the usual cast of suspects in the Russian diaspora will scuttle out of their rat holes and scream bloody murder about Stalin? Do bear in mind that most of those who do so had family neck-deep in Nazi collaboration, either in KONR or in the Vlasov traitor movement. The Russian Federation refuses, for good cause, to rehabilitate those who participated in KONR or were Vlasovtsy. They’re viewed, and rightly so, as perfidious traitors on the level of Mazepa. Some of those who fit this description are priests, other are employees of Western intel agencies (some, interestingly enough, are both). That is, many of them didn’t stop being collaborators of the enemies of Holy Rus in 1945… they still scuttle around Langley, dancing to the West’s tune, attacking their ancestral motherland for the sake of filthy lucre.

Stalingrad is a name of HONOUR. It’s where decency smashed the Fascist beast… it still lingered for some two more years, but the end was never in doubt. Anyone who’d attack the name of “Stalingrad” is a supporter of objective evil… remember that when you hear the rants from certain quarters. Ponder this… Russian collaborators helped the Nazis run the camps… the Workers’ and Peasants’ Red Army liberated the camps… which do you say was on the side of good and decency?

11 June 2014

Anton Karamazov

TsIA Novorossiya

http://novorus.info/news/vlast/16880-putin-predlozhil-vernut-imya-goroda-stalingrad.html

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

25 March 2014. Langley Pumps Up Statement of Unrepresentative MP Bishop

00 Metropolitan Sofrony of Cherkassy. 26.03.14

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Firstly, Metropolitan Sofrony Dmitruk of Cherkassy and Kanev is the only known advocate of an “autocephalous Ukrainian Local Church” in the MP episcopate. However, Langley’s blowing that out of proportion, claiming that MP bishops are attacking Russia again. See this unsigned AsiaNews article. Read it… read it all. It’s false and mendacious black propaganda, but you need to know what some of the papists are saying about us. Note well that there’s no material on patriarchia.ru backing up this Langley assertion. There’s also nothing on the Cherkassy Diocese website to back up this assertion. So, I googled “Metropolitan Sofrony Dmitruk of Cherkassy and Kanev” (in Russian), and found this article on Foma, a Russian online magazine. Here’s a quote from it:

May the Lord bring together the hearts of all who quarrel, those blinded by revenge and enmity. Let the wise word of the Apostle lead us to public peace and harmony, If possible, on your part, be at peace with all men (Epistle of St Paul to the Romans 12.18). Only we can choose to live in peace in this difficult time… no one else. May the Lord give us the strength and wisdom to defeat the evil in our hearts and put us on the path of the devout Christian life. I call on the God-loving flock in Cherkassy to fervent prayer and fasting. I urge you to bear the lofty mission bestowed upon Christians to be peacemakers with all restraint, not to succumb to outbreaks of negative emotions, and always remember that God calls us to peace, not to hatred and fratricidal wars.

You can believe this or you can believe Langley’s lying assertion. It’s up to you. The above sounds like a real bishop’s remarks… the AsiaNews report rings like a fabrication in my ears… what a buncha maroons (but it DOES tell us what some papists really think of us). By the way, Valentina Matviyenko has lived in Piter since 1969 and married a local. That is, she’s no carpetbagger and traitor, like Turchinov, Avakov, and Klichko. Langley should do its homework before trying to stab VVP in the back. I believe that they pulled remarks out of context and when that wasn’t enough, they simply added lies. That’s Langley for you… reflect on the fact that some of our clergy in the District still support them and their evil agenda…

BMD

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Friday, 7 March 2014

Russia to Respect Democratic Choice in Crimea Referendum

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Together Forever!

Unknown Artist

1942-45

Great Patriotic War poster

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On Friday morning, delegates from the Supreme Soviet of the Autonomous Republic of the Crimea (VS ARK) led by Chairman Vladimir Konstantinov met with RF Gosduma Deputies. RF Gosduma Chairman Sergei Naryshkin announced Russia’s readiness to respect any choice made by citizens of the Autonomous Republic of the Crimea (ARK) in the 16 March referendum. He said at the meeting with the VS ARK delegation, “We’ll treat this historic choice of the Crimean population with respect. We’ll support the free and democratic choice of the people of the Crimea and Sevastopol”. Konstantinov said, “No matter what happens to us, the referendum will go ahead; it’ll clarify things for Crimean citizens. It’s obvious that the country that the Crimea once loved no longer exists. We don’t understand this new entity. It’s illegitimate. We’re scared of it”. He pointed up that all the decisions taken by the VS ARK are licit, saying, “We’re heading in the right direction”. Konstantinov noted that the VS ARK decision that the Crimea should return to Russia again is historic, “There’s only one question… will Russia take us back?” At the same time, a rally near the Gosduma building, right before the arrival of the VS ARK delegation, supported Crimean-Russian friendship. Public groups People’s Militia and Officers of Russia organised the rally, whose participants chanted, “Russia and Crimea… Friends Forever”. According to police estimates, about 300 people met where Bolshaya Dmitrovka and Mokhovaya Streets intersect.

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A source told us that RF Federation Council Chairman Valentina Matviyenko would meet with a VS ARK delegation on Friday, saying, “A large delegation of our Crimean colleagues, led by VS ARK Chairman Vladimir Konstantinov is coming to Moscow. The delegation will meet with the chairmen of both houses of the RF Federal Assembly; the upcoming all-Crimea referendum will be high on the agenda of these negotiations”. Our source also said that the Federation Council would like the Crimean delegation to tell them about the situation in the ARK and in the Ukraine as a whole, to tell us about the progress on the preparations for the referendum, noting, “We’re ready to share our legislative expertise with the VS ARK People’s Deputies. We’ll also discuss the sending of an observation mission composed of Gosduma Deputies and Federation Council members. Another item is on the agenda… we’d like to discuss the prospective development of relations between Russian federal subjects and the Ukraine, the Crimea in particular. In short, we wish to discuss an entire range of political and socioeconomic issues”.

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SK Rossii spokesman Vladimir Markin said that authorities in Belgorod, Kursk, and Bryansk and Voronezh Oblasts opened criminal investigations after local governors received threats allegedly linked to the current situation in the Ukraine, saying, “We opened criminal cases under Article 318 Part 1 of the UK RF ‘Threats to Use Violence Against a Representative of the Authorities or His Family Member in Connection with the Fulfilment of His Professional Duties’”.

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On Friday, SK Rossii spokesman Vladimir Markin said that the SK opened a criminal inquiry against Aleksandr Muzichko, the coördinator of the Ukrainian Right Sector ultra-nationalist movement, for involvement in acts of banditry targeting RF forces in Chechnya in the 1990s.  It put Muzichko, nicknamed Sashko Bily, on an international wanted list on suspicion of killing Russian servicemen. Markin said, “Muzichko faces accusations of killing at least 20 soldiers of federal forces held in captivity. Today, we named Muzichko as a defendant and put him on an international wanted list. We filed a petition to put him in custody in Yessentuki City Court in Stavropol Krai. The Main Investigative Department (GSU) of the SK RF in the North Caucasian Federal District opened a criminal case against Ukrainian citizen Aleksandr Muzichko, nicknamed Sashko Bily, under Article 209 Part 1 of UK RF ‘For Formation of a Gang to Attack Russian Citizens and Heading It’. We opened this criminal case due to information obtained in our investigation of a clash between illegal armed units led by warlords Shamil Basaev and Khattab and servicemen of the Pskov Airborne Division near the village of Ulus-Kert in Chechnya in 2000”.

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On Friday, the leaders of all four factions represented in the RF Gosduma, the lower chamber of the RF Federal Assembly, declared their support for the VS ARK decision to hold an all-Crimea popular referendum on 16 March on the ARK’s future status. At a meeting with VS ARK Chairman Vladimir Konstantinov and his delegation presided over by RF Gosduma Chairman Sergei Naryshkin, KPRF First Secretary Gennady Zyuganov said, “The will of the people is sacred for me, as a human being and as a political figure. We’ll support it as strongly as possible”. Gosduma Deputy Chairman and United Russia faction leader Vladimir Vasilyev said that the Gosduma resolutely supports the Crimean population in this difficult time, after the Euromaidan putsch in Kiev. Gosduma Deputy Chairman and United Russia Deputy Sergei Zheleznyak said, “Most Russian citizens rejoiced and were proud to learn of the decisions adopted by the VS ARK”.

LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky, who also attended the meeting with the Crimean delegation, said that the news of the VS ARK decision pleased millions of Russian citizens, saying, “It was the most joyous piece of news since 1945”. Zhirinovsky called on Crimean citizens not to be afraid of anything because Russia would certainly support the results of this referendum, noting, “I’d like to assure you that everything will happen just the way the people of Crimea want it to happen. You should stand firm. You shouldn’t have any doubts. People will carry you on their shoulders. Your names will create a new chapter in the history of the Crimea”. A Just Russia faction First Deputy Chairman Mikhail Yemelynov also assured the Crimean delegation that Gosduma Deputies would support any decision democratically made at the all-Crimea referendum, saying, “Russia is able to extend financial support to Crimea, and we’ll prepare amendments to the budget in the near future”. Gosduma SNG Affairs Committee Chairman Leonid Slutsky said, “A few days after the [all-Crimea] referendum, the Gosduma will ratify the decision made by the people of the Crimea in that referendum”. Naryshkin told the VS ARK delegation at the end of the meeting, “[Gosduma] Deputies support you in the most resolute way”.

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On Friday, VOR correspondent Lada Korotun reported that the RF Federation Council would back the VS ARK’s decision to join Russia after an all-Crimea referendum scheduled for mid-March. Federation Council Chairman Valentina Matviyenko told VS ARK Chairman Vladimir Konstantinov, “The Federation Council will support the VS ARK decision about the referendum, and this decision will be legitimate”. She emphasised that the decision to hold the referendum is consistent with contemporary international practise, going on to say, “It’d suffice to remember the referendum in Scotland. Besides, the VS ARK chose the most democratic form… a referendum is the final expression of the people’s will”. She called the VS ARK decision historic. The Crimean delegation repeatedly elicited applause during the meeting.

Matviyenko said that it was a symbol that they recognised the courage of her Crimean colleagues, saying, “We admire your fortitude and courage. Many made threats against you; there were threats of attacks, in particular, against the Black Sea Fleet base, but you endured that and protected your people. This applause is for you”. She said that she was confident that there’d never be war between Russia and the Ukraine, noting, “Claims that the people of the Ukraine will wage a war against Russia are absolutely absurd. There’ll never be war between our fraternal peoples”. She repeated that the Kiev junta is unlawful, noting, “They plunged the Ukraine into the chaos of the Orange Revolution. Russia unwaveringly supported a return to constitutional order, to restore the rule of law in the Ukraine”. Matviyenko added that Russian lawmakers are ready to send an observation mission to the all-Crimea referendum so that the voting process and its results “make no one doubt their legality”.

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The Unity of the Russian People

Mikhail Khmelko

1948

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Presidential Press Secretary Dmitri Peskov urged people not to look for “the hand of Moscow” in protest actions in the eastern Ukraine and in the Crimea. In an interview on Sunday Night with Vladimir Solovyov, shown on Rossiya-24, he said, “What’s happening in the [eastern Ukraine] and the Crimea has nothing to do with the Russian Federation. These aren’t manipulated events, let alone the consequences of actions by Russia. On the contrary, parties called for Russian help, and, as Putin rightly said, Russia can’t ignore this situation. However, these events in the Ukraine have purely domestic sources”.

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On Friday, in comments to reporters on events in the Ukraine, PRC Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said that China opposes threats of sanctions in international relations. Speaking of the VS ARK vote to join the Russian Federation as a federal subject, Qin said, “In the current situation, we hope that the parties would manage to avoid further deterioration and join efforts to search for a political solution. This is the only way out. We urge all parties in the Ukraine to settle issues by peaceful means, to protect the interests of all people in the Ukraine within the framework of law and order through dialogue and consultations”. Qin expressed a hope for a quick restoration of peace and order in the Ukraine.

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VS ARK Chairman Vladimir Konstantinov said that he pledged to do everything possible for the Ukraine to reunite with Russia. He said at a meeting with RF Gosduma Chairman Sergei Naryshkin and leaders of the Gosduma’s factions, “I hope that you’d be able to bring up a new leader in the Ukraine. We talked about it several times. We said that we need a new Bogdan Khmelnitsky (leader of a popular rebellion against Polish rule in the Ukraine that ultimately led to the Ukrainian lands east of the Dnepr rejoining Russia) to emerge and unite these two great states, which can’t exist separately. Yesterday, I received many calls from the eastern regions of Ukraine and from Odessa. People congratulated me. They all said it was great. Sadly, we have big problems, but the Ukraine is part of a united Russian world. After we solve the Crimea’s problem (I’m sure that we’ll solve it), we must exert the maximum effort to protect not only ethnic Russians. In general, we should protect all Ukrainian citizens… both ethnic Russians and Ukrainians… from Nazism and from the Western pressure to impose a foreign ideology. I believe that the present Ukrainian junta will collapse. The junta will face serious tension within the year. Today, instead of trying to unite the Ukraine, it refuses to hear the interests of the southern and eastern Ukraine”.

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In an interview on Sunday Night with Vladimir Solovyov on Rossiya-24, Presidential Press Secretary Dmitri Peskov called the actions of Western countries towards the Ukraine “a triumph of double standards”. He said, “Overall, what we see now happening in and around the Ukraine is a triumph of lawlessness, a triumph of cynicism, and a triumph of the collapse of international law; it’s a triumph of double standards. Our Western partners recognised the legitimacy of those who now refer to themselves as the leaders of the Ukraine, despite the fact that these people came to power with the support of those who led a coup. They rushed to recognise them as legitimate, they insist on their legitimacy, whilst completely denying the right of anyone else in the Ukraine to take action at their discretion. The west and the east are all people of a united Ukraine, but the leadership denied parts of this people the right to self-determination, the right to a legitimate choice, the right to action to defend their dignity and personal safety. Regretfully, the West ignores this. To our great regret, despite all the attempts by our president, and his readiness to explain the Russian position effectively on a daily basis, we still face a wall of misunderstanding. This is quite sad, and more importantly, it’s very bad from the viewpoint of further possible consequences”.

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On Friday, VS ARK Chairman Vladimir Konstantinov told reporters that the upcoming all-Crimea referendum would restore historical justice and reunite the peninsula with Russia, noting, “We were given away as a gift in 1954 for unclear reasons, like a sack of potatoes, in disregard of the rights of Crimean residents”. He said that people accepted it 50 years ago because it wasn’t a transfer to another country. Konstantinov emphasised, “It came to no good, the gift turned into something given”. In his opinion, the label “separatist” is unfairly stuck to the ARK, saying, “They labelled us as ‘separatists’, no matter what we said, even though we did everything to preserve the country and warned that [the Kiev events] would end badly”. Konstantinov said, that Crimean citizens can restore historical justice and decide “where to live and with whom” at the referendum. Jokingly, Konstantinov said that they had only one condition… “Please… don’t give us away as a gift again”.

7 March 2014

Voice of Russia World Service

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_07/Russia-will-support-democratic-choice-of-Crimean-population-State-Duma-speaker-3080/

http://voiceofrussia.com/2014_03_07/Crimean-parliament-delegation-to-meet-with-Matviyenko-3168/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_07/Threats-received-by-Russian-governors-about-Ukraine-probed-investigators-2727/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_07/Russia-launches-criminal-case-against-Ukraine-nationalist-over-links-with-terrorist-Basaev-9536/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_07/Russias-State-Duma-faction-leaders-back-Crimean-legislatures-decisions-March-16-referendum-8020/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_07/Federation-Council-to-support-Crimean-accession-to-Russia-after-referendum-2937/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_07/Events-in-east-Ukraine-Crimea-have-nothing-to-do-with-Russia-Peskov-5755/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_07/China-opposes-sanction-threats-in-intl-relations-in-comments-on-Ukraine-0719/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_07/Crimean-parliament-to-do-everything-possible-for-Ukraine-reunion-with-Russia-speaker-2641/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_07/Western-double-standards-over-Ukraine-leads-to-collapse-of-intl-law-Moscow-4255/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_07/Crimean-Supreme-Council-speaker-asks-Russia-not-to-give-Crimea-away-as-gift-again-4913/

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Thursday, 5 September 2013

Boehner Refuses to Meet with Russian Delegation on Syria

00 USA Russia flags. Putin quote. 27.09.12

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Earlier this week, President Vladimir Putin backed plans to send a parliamentary delegation to the USA for talks with the US Congress regarding Syria. However John Boehner, the top Republican in the US House of Representatives, rejected an official request to meet the Russian delegation. The initiative by Russia came about as American lawmakers prepare to vote on US President Obama‘s call for military strikes in Syria. Michael Steel, Boehner’s spokesman, told AFP, “The Speaker has declined the Russian Embassy’s request that he meet with a delegation”. CNN quoted a spokesman for the Russian Embassy in Washington as saying the visit was still being planned, and that it would take place “next week”. The spokesman also told CNN that the delegation would include members of the RF Federal Assembly (from both the RF Gosduma and the RF Federation Council) and that they intended to speak with Republicans and Democrats in both the House and Senate. On Monday, Valentina Matviyenko, Chairman of the RF Federation Council, said that the delegation would try to arrive in the USA before 9 September.

5 September 2013

Voice of Russia World Service

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2013_09_05/Boehner-refuses-to-meet-with-Russian-delegation-on-Syria-7456/

Editor’s Note:

Why is Boehner carrying water for Obama? What deal has Obama made with him? Has Obama decided to knife working people in the back by allowing Boehner to kill the ACA? We’ll have to see… but this doesn’t augur well for the future. Note well that Boehner and Obama lie in the same bed together… let Rush Limbaugh expostulate, this means that the Right are just blowhard bastards. They all lie together (in more ways than one) at the end. The Righties are no different from those they criticise. What a world…

BMD

 

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