Voices From Russia, Too

Saturday, 26 November 2016

26 November 2016. Echoes of the Past: Pre-New Year’s Shop Window Display, 1955



Kids will be kids… Sov kids at a pre-New Year holiday shop window display. Kids haven’t changed, have they?


Thursday, 23 June 2016

23 June 2016. Politics Through a Cartoonist’s Eyes

00 Andy Marlette. Florida Pre-K Funding. 2016


00 Andy Marlette. Obama Bathroom Debates. 2016


00 So It's Sanctions. Russia UK 120616


00 Vitaly Podvitsky. A Russian Fist for Anglo Hooligans. 2016


00 Vitaly Podvitsky. As Long as We Stay United. 2016


Monday, 14 October 2013

14 October 2013. The Revival Will Not be Televised… The Revival will be Live… It Only Takes a Moment, Dear

00 Orthodox Baptism. Novopyatigorsk Lake. Pyatigorsk RUSSIA. 14.10.13


A priest baptises a child at Novopyatigorsk Lake near the southern town of Pyatigorsk. A parish baptised about 80 people in a mass baptismal ceremony. I do daresay that the little one doesn’t appear very happy about it all… the revival will not be televised, the revival will be live (thank you, Gil Scott-Heron).



14 October 2013. Red October Still Lives… Pioneer Ceremony on Red Square

00 Young Pioneers. Moscow RUSSIA. 14.10.13


A boy yawns as he and other children attend a ceremonial initiation into the Union of Pioneer Organisations-Federation of Children’s Organisations (SPO-FDO), the successor to the V I Lenin all-Union Pioneer Organisation, an organisation created in the USSR for children 10-14 years old. The event took place on Red Square in Moscow on 19 May 2013, when the Pioneers celebrated their anniversary. Some 3,000 pioneers took part in the ceremony. As you can see, being “Red” isn’t dead. The Western news media was nowhere in evidence…



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