Voices From Russia, Too

Thursday, 7 August 2014

7 August 2014. A Photo Essay… Our Great Russian Motherland… VDNKh is 75! URA!

00 VDNkh Moscow fireworks 01. 07.08.14

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The famous Russian exhibition centre VDNKh celebrated its 75th anniversary. A wonderful fireworks display capped off the event. Feel the atmosphere…

VDNKh is “Exhibition of Achievements of the People’s Economy” in English… it resumed its Soviet-era name this year. Slowly, but surely, Russia is telling the West to “get rooted” as it returns to the verities of its Tsarist and Red paths. G A Zyuganov has spoken of a “Red Tsar”… I think that he speaks truthfully and prophetically… after all, isn’t V V Putin the “Big Kahuna” amongst statesmen? That’s why the West wants to take him down so badly… unfortunately, none of their leaders are of his stature… silly wabbits.

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

Sunday, 1 May 2011

A Multimedia Presentation. It’s May Day 2011! The International Day of Labour Solidarity!

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G K Ots in a 1965 performance of the popular Soviet-era song, Я люблю тебя, жизнь! (I Love You, Life!)

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The boss NEEDS you… you DON’T need the boss…

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Union Town by Tom Morello

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Gennady Zyuganov (1944- ), First Secretary of the KPRF

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Arturo Toscanini conducts the Internationale in a 1944 performance that was censored by Red-baiting rightwingers in the ’50s…

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Communists and socially-conscious people in Russia today are more-often-than-not believers… as G A Zyuganov said, “Christ was the first communist”… 

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The Sretensky Monastery Seminary Choir sings Враги сожгли родную хату (The Foe Burned Down Our Childhood Home), a Soviet-era patriotic song

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On May Day, we should remember the Great Victory of the Workers’ and Peasants’ Red Army (RKKA) over the Fascists… Священная война (The Sacred War) is sung by the Pyatnitsky Choir 

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The Sretensky Monastery Seminary Choir sings Go Down, Moses

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Come All Ye Coalminers… 

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The Sretensky Monastery Seminary Choir sings the popular Soviet-era song, Я люблю тебя, жизнь! (I Love You, Life!), in a contemporary performance.

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May Day, interestingly enough, started in the USA as part of the effort to win the eight-hour workday. The bosses have always hated it… no school textbook in America teaches this fact, for instance. Throughout the world, workers march on this day, from Russia to Canada, from Kazakhstan to Ireland, from Cuba to Germany, and from the Ukraine to the USA (the belly of the Corporatist Beast). Never forget what previous generations went through to win state pensions, decent healthcare, adequate safety regulations, reasonable wages, job security, and freedom from company goons… never forget the great sitdown strikes or the massacres of workers by Pinkerton agents, police, and federal troops. After all, the Republican Party wants to reimpose that wicked order in all of its evil aspects… indeed, they call it their “New World Order”… which was the same title that the Nazis gave to their monstrous vision.

We can have a world with justice… or we can have a world where “might makes right”. You can follow Christ in seeking the first… or you can follow the Anti-Christ in embracing the latter (as too many “Christian” figures do). It’s your choice… here’s a hint… the Sretensky Monastery Seminary Choir is singing “progressive” songs in this collection… that shows that the Church ISN’T on the side of the oligarchs!

BMD

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