Voices from Russia

Friday, 26 June 2015

Patriarch Kirill: Our Soldiers Believed in the Sanctity of Their Motherland

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THIS was the podvig* of the Soviet soldiers… of all nationalities, all social classes, all faiths, all places, and all races… they defeated a racist monstrosity… which rears its head again today, sadly enough. Fascism walks the earth again… thanks to people such as George W Bush and Hillary Clinton… reflect on that.

Ayusheyev killed 25 German soldiers and officers in the battle, but died in action before the end of the fighting.


More than once, I found myself wondering what motivated the Soviet soldiers, whose podvigs, self-sacrifice, and ruthless denial-of-self amazed both friend and foe alike? I have only one answer… they believed in the legitimacy of the Russian people. Our soldiers believed in Russia, in Rus, in the sanctity of their motherland and native soil. For that, not only were they willing to persevere, to suffer, and to shed their blood, they were ready to give their very lives. They had a deep, often unconscious, belief that the Russian Way, the Russian culture, had a right to live, that it had meaning even for those outside of their tradition. The Russian warriors who gave their lives in that terrible war felt that our people have something to say to the whole world. Therefore, if someone destroyed or enslaved our people… that would be an even greater disaster than the war itself. Today, we must often ask ourselves… what would we give our lives for? What is our message to the world? Or, are we just consumers of novel foods, high-tech gadgetry, and vacuous entertainment? Today, do we believe in spiritual, cultural, and national consistency? Can we still perform podvigs; can we reach beyond the empty posturing in the media? Today, what can we say that we’d give our lives for? These aren’t idle questions. Our future depends on how we answer them.

  • Podvig: Should NEVER be “Englished”… one of the most powerful words in the Russian language. There are literally no English equivalents strong enough. Podvig has overtones of “epic”, “heroic”, “bravery”, “self-sacrifice”, “victory”, “effort”, and “triumph”. It’s best to leave it as is, and admit that English lacks the necessary material to give meaning to this word.

00 03.11.12. Patriarch KirillHis Holiness Kirill Gundyaev

Patriarch of Moscow and all the Russias

23 June 2015



Monday, 22 June 2015

OFFICIAL Chairman of the DNR Government A V Zakharchenko on the Day of Memory and Mourning

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Dear citizens of the Donetsk Peoples Republic!

Dear compatriots!

Today, 22 June, the Day of Memory and Grief, we pay tribute to the victims of the Great Patriotic War and remember the worst day in history our people… the beginning of a bloody war that claimed the lives of millions of our mothers and fathers. It was truly a holy war; our ancestors defended their land, their families, their culture, and their language, and the right of their children to a free and happy life. Yes, we won that war, but the Great Victory came at a price, and its bitter losses are still a stinging pain in our hearts. However, the memory of the unprecedented courage, heroism, and fortitude of our people inspires our generation to podvigs* and heroic deeds in our time. Yes, it’s sad to say, but we face aggressors in our land again, and again they shed innocent blood. Fascism has risen up again, and now the grandchildren of the glorious victors stand up to bar the way to the brown menace*. Today, we mourn the dead, but we know that our people are invincible. Like 70 years ago, we stand up to cleanse the foe from our land.  Just like 70 years ago… Victory will be ours!

  • Podvig: Should NEVER be “Englished”… one of the most powerful words in the Russian language. There are literally no English equivalents strong enough. Podvig has overtones of “epic”, “heroic”, “bravery”, “self-sacrifice”, “victory”, “effort”, and “triumph”. It’s best to leave it as is, and admit that English lacks the necessary material to give meaning to this word.
  • Brown menace: Nazis/fascists, from “brownshirt”, a member of the Nazi SA paramilitary group

00 a v zakharchenko. 02. 11.05.15A V Zakharchenko

Chairman of the DNR Government

22 June 2015

VK Official DNR Peoples Soviet


Wednesday, 3 June 2015

3 June 2015. A Translated Russian Demot… A Reply to Potapov’s Hateful Whitewashing of Nazi Collaborators

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You can stand with the Red Army heroes of the VOV… or you can stand with slimeball collaborators! In Novorossiya, the spiritual children of the Red warriors fight the good fight for Truth, the Orthodox Faith, and Holy Mother Rus, whereas the spiritual children of the collaborators fight for Lies, Papist Aggrandisement, and American Greed.


I know where I stand! Where are you?


Tuesday, 26 May 2015

26 May 2015. Russia Remembers Every Victory Day… America Turned Memorial Day into a Picnic

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Russia’s attitude to its veterans


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America’s attitude to its veterans… or, rather, the Republican Party’s attitude to our veterans… DISGRACEFUL!


One of the most popular and spontaneous parts of Victory Day is the March of the Immortal Regiment. People take homemade placards with the pictures of their relatives who served in the VOV and are no longer with us. There was NOTHING analogous on American Memorial Day. True, the USA didn’t make as great a contribution to the defeat of Hitler as the USSR did (it was only in the war against Hitler, in essence, for only two years, from early 1943 until 1945), but it played a “second-rank major” part in that war… indeed, one could call it the most important of the soyuzniki (“little allies”). This year, TWELVE MILLION Russians took part in the March of the Immortal Regiment, all over the country, from Smolensk to Vladivostok, from Norilsk to Simferopol. There was nothing similar to it in the USA. True… the USA didn’t suffer as badly as the USSR did… no foreign troops occupied American soil… but America still lost about 400,000 dead. There are almost no memorials to the World War II dead in Washington.

I’ll tell you a sick reason why that’s so… the USA took part in World War II with a country and economy organised under the socialistic New Deal. The Republican “conservative” filth have always hated FDR and the New Deal, and they’ve never praised either. Look at what the Republicans did to patriots who served the USA selflessly in World War II during the McCarthy years. Look at how Republicans protected Nazis and saw to it that Nazis received pensions from the West German state (but saw to it that Germans who served the DDR got nothing).

America has to come to grips with the fact that American “conservatism” has been in bed with fascism. “Conservatism” is objectively evil, based on “Might makes right” and “He who has the gold rules”. You must NEVER give “conservatism” any quarter, at any time or any place. America haughtily spat on Russia on Victory Day, yet V V Putin still praised the role that the USA played in the Anti-Hitler coalition. Note well that no American politician showed any reciprocity. It does give one the measure of the Russian and Anglo American peoples, doesn’t it? Draw your own conclusions…


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