Voices From Russia, Too

Sunday, 21 June 2015

21 June 2015. A Little Bit of Russia in America… St Tikhon Monastery in South Canaan PA USA

00 st tikhon monastery. south canaan pa usa 01. 180615

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St Tikhon Zadonsky Monastery is the oldest Russian Orthodox monastery in the USA. St Tikhon Bellavin, who later became Patriarch of Moscow and all the Russias, founded it in 1905 as a monastery and orphanage when he was ruling bishop in the USA. It still exists today, but the orphanage no longer exists. However, a seminary opened on the grounds in 1938, which still operates. Every year, on the American Memorial Day weekend, there’s a monastery open house and pilgrimage that draws hundreds of believers from throughout the USA (but mostly from the Northeast, especially from NEPA).

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21 June 2015. Our Great Russian Motherland: Cathedral of St Aleksandr Nevsky. Yalta (Republic of the Crimea. Crimean Federal District)

00 Yalta. Crimea. Russia. Cathedral of St ALeksandr Nevsky. 16.05.15

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Crimea IS Russia… full stop. It was never “Ukrainian”… it isn’t “Ukrainian”… nor is it ever going to be “Ukrainian”. Let anyone who thinks otherwise come and expel us… and no one has the power to do so, INCLUDING the EXCEPTIONAL and INDISPENSABLE USA! If the USA was so INDISPENSABLE, where was it in 988? If it was so EXCEPTIONAL, why is it the Prison House of All the Nations and the leader in violent gun deaths by police?

I rest my case…

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Friday, 19 June 2015

19 June 2015. Our Great Russian Motherland… The Fairytale Island of Kizhi

00 kizhi. russia. orthodox 02. 13.06.15

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Kizhi is an island in Lake Onega in the northern lands near St Petersburg, in the Republic of Karelia. It’s become an open-air museum of about eighty buildings moved to the island from all over Karelia. The most famous is the Kizhi Pogost, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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19 June 2015. Politics Through a Cartoonist’s Eyes

00 Andrew Marlette. Jesus Wept. 2015

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00 homeless vet cartoon. 25.05.15

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00 Robert Ariail. Protected by NATO. 160615

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00 Vitaly Podvitsky. American Democracy. 2015

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00 ted cruz. 28.05.15

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00 Vitaly Podvitsky. Dude! Your Head is Up Your Ass! 2015

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00 Vitaly Podvitsky. We Mourn the Zasyadko Miners. 2015

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