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Thursday, 19 June 2014

Orthodox Church Organises Humanitarian Aid for Novorossiya… South Ossetia to Recognise LNR… Refugees Receive Housing in Rostov Oblast

00 moscow. aid for novorossiya 01. 19.06.14

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On Thursday, ITAR-TASS reported that Moscow-based Christian organizations set up centres to collect humanitarian aid for Novorossiya. They’re gathering clothes and surgical dressings. The Russian Orthodox Church jointly with the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society (IPPO) opened a centre for humanitarian aid in Moscow’s Novospassky Monastery (New Monastery of the Saviour). IPPO Deputy Chairman Yelena Amazona said, “Three tonnes of humanitarian aid are ready for departure because the facility is full up. People also provide money. Yesterday, a woman gave 50,000 roubles (1,450 USD. 1,580 CAD. 1,550 AUD. 1,070 Euros. 850 UK Pounds). People also volunteer to put up refugee families. However, Ukrainians prefer centralised accommodation in recreation facilities because they receive refugee status, jobs, and food. We’re sending clothes and food to the children’s camp in Orlov Raion in Oryol Oblast”.

On Wednesday, Vladimir Puchkov, Minister of Emergencies Situations, said, “More than 200 temporary camps for Ukrainian refugees with meals sites, medical services, and immigration points are now ready in Russian regions bordering the Ukraine. More than 13,500 refugees from southeast Ukraine, including more than 6,200 children, are staying in Russia”. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the refugee flow will increase if the junta introduces “martial law” in Novorossiya, saying that such plans would lessen restraints on junta forces. The Federal Migration Service said that some 4,000 people have already asked for refugee status. As many as 3,630 refugees, most of them in Rostov Oblast, are in the southern region. About 1,400 refugees came to central Russia and 1,460 people in the Republic of the Crimea.

As many as 370 people, including 111 yesterday alone, are on the migration register in Vladimir Oblast since early June. On Wednesday, the first 79 refugees came to the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria. As many as 200 Ukrainians arrived in Voronezh Oblast over the last two days. Twelve migrants went as far as Khabarovsk Krai in the Russian Far East. 640 Ukrainians turned for aid in Astrakhan Oblast and the authorities created 100 new jobs for them in the region. The Tula Oblast OGA* stated they’re prepared to receive 5,000 refugees. A second station for collecting humanitarian aid opened in Yaroslavl. Samara Oblast created an emergency aid headquarters for refugees. Other neighbouring Russian federal subjects, particularly Stavropol Krai, are ready to help refugees. For instance, Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandr Khloponin instructed acting Stavropol Krai Governor Vladimir Vladimirov to provide 2,000-3,000 jobs for refugees. President V V Putin pledged give all aid necessary to refugees from Novorossiya.

*OGA: Oblast State Administration

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On Thursday, Interfax reported that Valery Bolotov, the head of the Lugansk People’s Republic (LNR), told a press conference that the LNR shall establish diplomatic relations with South Ossetia, saying, “We’re launching negotiations regarding diplomatic relations with South Ossetia; we’re about to draw up the applicable documents”. On Wednesday, Presidential Press Secretary Gana Yanovskaya told Interfax that South Ossetian President Leonid Tibilov signed a decree to recognise the LNR’s independence. She said that an appeal of the South Ossetian parliament to recognise the LNR was the basis of the decree. In addition, Tibilov ordered his Foreign Ministry to work on establishing diplomatic relations with the LNR and draw up the relevant paperwork. South Ossetia has recognition from Russia, Nicaragua, Colombia, Nauru, and Vanuatu.

Editor:

This is IMPORTANT… it’s a backhand recognition of the LNR by Russia. This means that Russia implicitly supports the LNR and Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) leaving the moribund “Ukrainian” state. Let’s not be coy… by doing this, Russia implicitly lays claim to all of Novorossiya… the Vatican and the Phanar understand this, even if Washington doesn’t.

BMD

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On Thursday, Valery Bolotov, the head of the LNR, told a press conference that doctors found a sniper’s bullet in the body of one of the Russian journalists killed near Lugansk on 17 June, saying, “We found a sniper’s bullet in the body of one of the journalists. The story that the opolchenie caused their death is yet another lie of the Ukrainian authorities”.

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On Thursday, Vladimir Rogov, leader of the Donbas Slavic Guard in the DNR, told Interfax, “We plan to create a tribunal, we hope that we can prosecute the people who seized power in Kiev and let the bloodshed happen. The tribunal’s decisions would be in accord with the DNR Criminal Code, and we plan to pick judges from people who have law degrees in law. By no means would it be a kangaroo court, it’d be a real jury trial”.

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On Thursday, Interfax reported that Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova told journalists, “We’re providing full assistance, including medical points in temporary accommodation facilities. Every temporary accommodation facility has a medical point where refugees can see a doctor and get medication. Some 1,300 people, including 68 pregnant women, have sought medical assistance. Some 130 people are receiving treatment in hospital. I plan to visit Rostov Oblast next week to personally control the provisions of medical assistance for refugees”.

RF Presidential Administration Chief Sergei Ivanov visited the Pioner children’s camp in Rostov Oblast, where there’s a temporary refugee accommodation facility. The people there said that they hope that the situation would normalise soon so that they could go home. He told refugee mothers with their children, “We’ll do that the authorities will make plans for when it gets colder. Honestly, I can’t promise to you that everything will calm down. We’ll have to think of how to continue helping you. It’s warm now, but we’ll have to look for other facilities in future”.

Svetlana Dobrovolskaya, director of the camp, told Ivanov that 229 people, including 151 children aged from four months to 16, are now at the Pioner camp. The local employment centre assured Ivanov that they’d be ready to put refugee children in schools in Rostov Oblast. The school in Primorka, the site of the temporary centre, has up to 600 vacant spaces.

19 June 2014

Voice of Russia World Service

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_06_19/Christian-organizations-set-up-center-for-humanitarian-aid-to-Ukraines-southeast-4100/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_06_19/Lugansk-launching-negotiations-to-establish-diplomatic-relations-with-S-Ossetia-9825/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_06_19/LPR-leader-says-snipers-bullet-found-in-body-of-one-of-killed-Russian-journalists-8978/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_06_19/Donetsk-intends-to-form-its-own-tribunal-7867/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_06_19/Ukrainian-refugees-receiving-all-necessary-medical-assistance-Russian-Health-Ministry-7266/

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Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Putin Pledges to Support Perinatal Medicine… Russia SUPPORTS State-Provided Healthcare… Russian Birth-Rate GROWING, not Dropping

00 mother bird and chick. 07.10.12

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Editor’s Note:

I was looking for a RECENT news item on Russian state support for healthcare. Here’s something from last June. VVP is a TRUE conservative… he supports state-provided healthcare services (as did Bismarck and Stolypin). The Republicans are phony-baloney rightwingers, for they oppose them in favour of anti-people profit-making schemes. REAL conservatism conserves our nation, our people, our land, our resources, our economy, and our towns… that means that the Republicans of today aren’t conservative, and haven’t been since the time of Slobberin’ Ronnie (Wet Willy was the biggest anti-conservative of them all). Using this standard, leftists are conservators, but righties are ravening destroyers and greedsters. There’s more than one devastated and imploded factory town to prove my point. Now, that’s a meaty bone to gnaw upon!

I also wish to prove that the CIA lies (bandied about by the Fox News/CNN duopoly) about the “falling Russian birth-rate” repeated by quisling propagandists like Victor Potapov are fairy tales. I post two articles to prove my point. Potapov is one of the main ideologists of the contemporary ROCOR (he’s certainly one of the leading lights in the archpriestly cabal in the First Families)… these articles prove him a self-serving talespinner and pro-Western running dog. Please, don’t judge ROCOR priests harshly… they have to repeat Potapov’s fibs (and his support of the barmy pretender Maria Vladimirovna) or they get all sorts of grief. That’s why people such as Andrew Phillips post some of the things that they do… they have to follow the party-line… we don’t know the real POV of most of these men as a result, so, be Christian and forgiving.

Oh… the drop in abortions wasn’t due to legal restrictions… it was due to generous state support for poor mothers. Sorry, Pro-Life Movement… you (and the Republican Party) are in the wrong…

BMD

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At the XI World Congress of Perinatal Medicine, President Vladimir Putin said that the Russian government would support perinatal medicine, develop neonatal surgery, and build perinatal centres. On Saturday, Putin told the Congress, “Our duty is to fight for the life of each child. Last year, Russia switched over to birth record criteria recommended by the WHO”. The Congress convened in Moscow on 19-22 June and gathered over 2,000 participants from 91 countries. Putin stated, “We began investing considerable state funds into this very important branch of healthcare, and will keep doing so”. He said that protection of mothers and children was a priority of Russian state and social policy. Putin noted, “58 modern perinatal centres are actively at work throughout the country”. He said that Russia would build more such centres to make specialised medical help available to mothers and children living in remote regions. He said that a large federal perinatal centre would open in 2014 in Moscow.

23 June 2013

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On Wednesday, Minister of Labour and Social Protection (Mintrud) Maksim Topilin said that the birth rate in Russia grew 30 percent since 2007. In an interview with Ekho Moskvy, Topilin attributed the trend in part to the introduction of so-called “maternity capital” in 2007. He said, without giving exact figures, “During this period, the birth-rate increased by 30 percent. We attribute this growth to the introduction of maternity capital, amongst other things”. In a bid to encourage families to have more than one child, all women who gave birth to their second child after 1 January 2007 are eligible for a government-issued benefit of almost 409,000 roubles (12,456 USD. 13,246 CAD. 14,019 AUD. 9,055 Euros. 7,580 UK Pounds). The state doesn’t pay the benefit in cash, but parents can spend the money to improve their housing conditions, pay for their children’s education, or put the money towards a pension.

20 June 2013

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On Friday, Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova said that the birth-rate in Russia grew by 5.6 percent year-on-year in 2012, saying, “In 2012, the birth-rate increased by 5.6 percent… from 12.6 to 13.3 births per 1,000 people”. She added that the number of abortions fell by 5.5 percent, or by 53,900, due to state measures to support pregnant women living in difficult circumstances. Skvortsova noted that advanced assisted reproductive technologies aided the births of about 3,000 babies.

25 May 2013

RIA-Novosti

http://en.ria.ru/russia/20130623/181821034/Putin-Pledges-to-Support-Perinatal-Medicine.html

http://en.ria.ru/russia/20130620/181763462/Russias-Birth-Rate-up-30-Since-2007—Minister.html

http://en.ria.ru/russia/20130525/181336561/Russias-Birth-Rate-up-56-in-2012—Health-Minister.html

 

Sunday, 16 June 2013

16 June 2013. Sergei Yolkin’s World. Minzdrav Snatches Away Victims from Death

00 Sergei Yolkin. Minzdrav Snatches Away Victims from Death. 2013

Minzdrav Snatches Away Victims from Death

Sergei Yolkin

2013

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In Russian usage, “Minzdrav” is an acronym for Ministry of Health (in Russian, of course). It’s common coinage in the Russian language… for instance, Minoborony is the Ministry of Defence, and Minyust is the Ministry of Justice. American equivalents are POTUS, SecDef, and DoD. Bureaucratese IS international, after all. In Orwell’s 1984, the reader finds the Russian format for acronym formation in the Newspeak IngsocMinitrue, and Miniluv (amongst others). It’s not sinister in intent… although it seems that way at times. It’s just meant to save keystrokes (no lie).

BMD   

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Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova estimates that the new anti-smoking law could save 150,000 to 200,000 Russian lives per year. Here’s how Sergei Yolkin sees it.

28 May 2013

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/caricature/20130528/939880831.html

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Russia’s Birth Rate Up 5.6% in 2012

00 GOP Prolifers. 21.01.13

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On Friday, Health Minister (Minzdrav) Veronika Skvortsova said that the birth rate in Russia grew by 5.6 percent year-on-year in 2012, stating, “In 2012, the birth rate increased by 5.6 percent… from 12.6 to 13.3 [births] per 1,000 people”. She added that the number of abortions fell by 5.5 percent, or by 53,900, due to state measures to support pregnant women living in difficult circumstances. She also noted that about 3,000 babies were born with the aid of advanced assisted reproductive technologies.

25 May 2013

RIA-Novosti

http://en.rian.ru/russia/20130525/181336561/Russias-Birth-Rate-up-56-in-2012—Health-Minister.html

Editor’s Note:

Here’s where the rubber hits the tarmac:

The number of abortions fell by 5.5 percent, or by 53,900, due to state measures to support pregnant women living in difficult circumstances.

That is, if you march in a so-called “Pro-Life” march or support the so-called “Pro-Life” movement, you attack poor pregnant women and provide backhand support to abortion. The “Pro-Life” movement is nothing but a stalking horse for the worst portion of the rightwing… people who wish to turn the clock back by cutting away all government social spending. Vote LEFT… that’s how you support social justice in all its forms… a fair taxation system that makes the rich pay their fair share… an economy that protects social equity, not greedy “investors”… protections for ALL workers from arbitrary management action… no more aggressive warfare in foreign parts… and the dismantlement of the Bush police state.

The state isn’t an ogre… the Church teaches that it’s better than anarchy is… and do reflect that Paffhausen, Potapov, Dreher, et al are on the side of godless anarchy (libertarian license), not on the side of godly order (legitimate state authority). Many things are NOT what they appear at first glance… take a care…

BMD

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