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Sunday, 8 May 2016

8 May 2016. Our Great Russian Motherland: Izmailovsky Kremlin (Izmailovo Raion. Eastern Administrative Okrug. Federal City of Moscow. Central Federal District)

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00 Izmailovsky Kremlin Moscow Russia 100416

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This isn’t ancient at all; it’s actually a quite-recent (built in the 1990s) cultural and entertainment complex. It’s in a pseudo-Byzantine style, based loosely on what Russian palaces looked like in pre-Petrine times, but more inspired by Russian fairy tales. Many use the complex for civil weddings as it has a wedding palace, a restaurant, and bars. However, it’s also an amusement park/open-air museum for children on the theme of “Old Russia”. There’s a replica pre-Revolutionary rural wooden Russian church, but people don’t use it for weddings. To wrap it up, it has a large shopping area that sells the usual sort of tchotchkes. All in all, a fun place to take the family on a weekend or to have one’s wedding (even if one has a church wedding, like most of Europe, one has to have a civil ceremony, too, or the marriage isn’t legit in the eyes of the state).

BMD

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Friday, 30 January 2015

30 January 2015. THIS is Why Sanctions Won’t Faze Russia

00 72 aniversary Stalingrad reenactment. 04.01.15

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These people are re-enactors… in this case, they’re re-enacting events of the Battle of Stalingrad. All the Westerners are beating their chests and telling us how they’re going to bring Russia down with sanctions. I’d observe that the West has NEVER succeeded in putting down Russia, so, why do they think that they have it in the bag this time? In any case, what they’re threatening doesn’t even come up to 10 percent of what the Motherland survived in the VOV. Eat shit and die, Republican Party… you wouldn’t be able to take a fraction of what we Russians can take standing on our heads!

ALL THOSE WHO MARCH ON RUSSIA WILL BE PUT TO DEATH…

BMD

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

15 April2014. The Art of the Pisanka in Moscow… A True Holy Rus Tradition

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We’ve all heard “Ukrainian” caterwauling about  pisanki. Well, it’s not true. All the Slavs do them… Poles do them (including Hutsuls and Gorali)… Czechs and Slovaks do them… Russians, Carpatho-Russians, and Belarusians do them… Slovenes, Serbs, Bulgarians, and Croats do them, as do the Sorbs and Kaszubs (the most westernmost Slavic peoples, who live in Eastern Germany and Northwestern Poland, respectively). Not only do Slavs do them, most Northern Europeans do them… Magyars do… Romanians do… Germans do… Lithuanians do… and the patterns used are very similar, considering the distances involved. That’s not all, kids! It cuts across confessional lines… Orthodox do them… Catholics do them… Evangelical Lutherans do them.

In short, pisanki are a treasured part of Easter for MANY peoples, spread out over a large part of Europe. Ergo, for any one group to “claim” them isn’t only ridiculous, it’s downright nasty. Pisanki are all-Slavic (and more)… that’s that.

BMD

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Thursday, 10 April 2014

10 April 2014. WTF! It HAS to be Russia…

00 bear in car. 10.04.14

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This looks like the real deal, NOT PhotoShop… do you REALLY want to know? There be some passing strange things goin’ on in the tundra… pass the honey n’ berries, if you please… WTF! It HAS to be Russia… you can’t understand it with your mind, you can only accept it for what it is

BMD

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