Voices from Russia

Sunday, 6 March 2016

6 March 2016. Today is the 79th Birthday of V V Tereshkova

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Today is the 79th birthday of V V Tereshkova… the first woman in space. Her flight was two years after that of the first man in space, Yu A Gagarin. Valentina Vladimirovna came from a proletarian family… her father was a tractor-driver and her mother worked in a textile mill. Her father was a war-hero who died in the Winter War against the White Finns. She worked in a factory herself and became a cosmonaut because of her skill as a parachutist. The next woman in space was S Ye Savitskaya in 1982. Interestingly, both female cosmonauts remained faithful to Communism.

На многая лета, Валентина Владимировна!

BMD

Saturday, 8 March 2014

G A Zyuganov: Our Dear Mothers, Wives, and Sisters! Happy Holiday! May You Always Keep Your Pecker Up!

00 International Women's Day 01. 08.03.14

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00 International Women's Day 02. Cat Leopold. 08.03.14

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00 War with a female face 2. 18.11.12

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Editor’s Note:

“Keep your pecker up” is simply Britspeak for a cheerful and optimistic attitude, which is what Gennady Andreyevich had in mind with “keep a spring attitude” (literal translation)… you filthy-minded gutter dwellers thought that I had something else in mind… as Tom Lehrer put it, “When correctly viewed, everything is lewd”. Let’s smile and have a wonderful 8 March holiday, girls… we DO make the world go ‘round…

BMD

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With all my soul, I give all women my wholehearted greetings on the 8 March holiday… International Women’s Day! This lovely spring festival is entirely devoted to you… our most loved, selfless, and cherished sisters. We all owe you thanks not only for your nurturing and gentleness, but also for your persistence and your grit. After all, this holiday commemorates your struggle to gain your rights. You inspire us men to achieve great podvigs and triumphs. Despite all the difficulties and hardships, you always manage to stay attractive, but always a little bit enigmatic. On this day, let the drops outside your window sound like music! Let the sunlight put a spark in your beautiful eyes! Let the warmth of spring wake up your soul! May you have a happy holiday! I wish that you received care and comfort from your family and friends! Remember… always keep your pecker up!

00 G A Zyuganov 20117 March 2014

Gennady Zyuganov

Chairman of the KPRF Central Committee (TsK KPRF)

Leader of the KRPF faction in the RF Gosduma

KPRF.ru

KPRF official website

http://kprf.ru/party-live/cknews/129091.html

 

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Friday, 9 March 2012

9 March 2012. A Photo Essay. Our Many Different Faces: Ringing the Changes on the Theme “Being a Woman in Russia”

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If you peel back the obscuring layers of media, government, academic, and partisan propaganda, you’ll find that both Russian and American women aren’t at all like the fevered and cartoonish statements of feminist and rightwing ideologues. We’re “what we are”, in no way are ANY of us “perfect” examples of femininity (or butchiness, for that matter). This is my celebration of the women of the Rodina… the old, the unconventional, the young, the “traditional”, and the just plain “one-off’s”. Where I stand on this spectrum is for you to decide… am I more Valentina Tereshkova or am I more an unsung “worker-bee” in a Lyubertsy flat or am I something else all together (a mixture of too many things to mention)? I’m too “close” to myself to give a measured judgement. DO pass the jug… this is “thirsty work”.

BMD

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

7 March 2012. RIA-Novosti Infographics. First Woman in Space

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6 March 2012

RIA-Novosti

http://en.rian.ru/infographics/20120306/171746443.html

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