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Friday, 19 August 2011

19 August 2011. Vladimir Usov, Ilya Krichevsky, and Dmitri Komar… The Three Young Men at the Barricades… Вечная память! Memory Eternal!

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The coup in 1991 still elicits bitter and mixed reactions… as for me, I believe that the USSR “had” to try capitalism. That is, people had nothing to compare socialism to. It was taking one step back in the present to go two steps forward in future, as Vladimir Ilyich said. Today, people in Russia say, “They lied to us about communism, but they told us the truth about capitalism”. That’s why a new Social Democratic USSR is going to rise again… Russians now know about the corrosive lies of unbridled Neoliberal laissez-faire capitalism first-hand. Somehow, I don’t think that Michele Bachmann was thinking of that when she spoke of the “rise of the Soviet Union”… boy oh boy, is the new USSR gonna put a true fright into the rightwingers… and to think that I’ll probably live to see it… hoo boy! Pray for the souls of Vladimir Usov, Ilya Krichevsky, and Dmitri Komar… without their sacrifice, without the present interregnum, there wouldn’t be a rebirth of a new and more vigorous USSR. Without this, the USSR would have degenerated much as the USA has… reflect on that. Pray for their souls… toast their memories… their spilt blood was not shed in vain…

BMD 

Thursday, 21 July 2011

21 July 2011. “The Reports of My Demise Were Somewhat Over-Exaggerated…” KPRF Rally in Moscow

At present, the KPRF is experiencing a resurgence amongst young people, especially in the provinces. Most Westerners never leave the two capitals, so, they’ve a skewed and fatally distorted view of Russia and Russians. When you add in the fact that they mostly talk to fatuous English-speaking zapadniki such as Andrei Zolotov, the Blunder, Chubais, and Kasparov, one can see why the Western press and Western observers get it all wrong. They should attend to people like Fr Vsevolod, who cooperates with the KPRF and speaks on al Jezeera, but they don’t, all because he looks like Boris Badanov and his accent in English sounds like Yakov Smirnov. Yes, Virginia, they’re that superficial and stupid… they love the Blunder because of his mellifluous Oxbridge English and photogenic gee-shucks good looks. The fact that he’s the most hated churchman in Russia matters not a whit to them…

They’re missing the fact that most Russians (and Ukrainians, Byelorussians, Kazakhs, and others) want the old Soviet Union back (without the repression)… if you read the Russian internet, you see tons of things like, “My homeland, the USSR“… we should attend to THAT, not the lies purveyed by the bum-kissing zapadniki

BMD

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

VOR Presents… Kids Still Join the Pioneers

On 15 May, in Red Square in Moscow, several thousand kids from all over Russia joined the ranks of the Pioneers. At a reception, the Young Pioneers received their red neckerchiefs from KPRF leaders, RF Gosduma deputies, and members of the Moscow City Duma.

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Lenin‘s legacy lives, more than ever”, according to KPRF General Secretary Gennady Zyuganov. He tied the red neckerchiefs of several Pioneers personally.

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Participants in Young Pioneers ceremony are seen at the grave of Iosif Stalin at the Kremlin wall.

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The new Pioneers swore an oath to love their country without measure, to observe the Pioneer’s Code faithfully, and to excel at school, in work, and at sport.

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KPRF leader Gennady Zyuganov standing behind one of the participants in the Young Pioneers’ admission ceremony in Red Square.

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At the end of the ceremony, the Pioneers laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and they visited the Lenin Mausoleum.

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KPRF General Secretary Gennady Zyuganov gives his personal greetings to the participants in the Red Square ceremony.

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On 19 May, the Young Pioneers will celebrate their 89th anniversary; the event on Red Square was in commemoration of that date.

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16 May 2011

Voice of Russia World Service

http://rus.ruvr.ru/photoalbum/50341023/50341034/index.html

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