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  • The Cult of Nicholas II

    01/19/2016 10:16:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    National Interest ^ | January 19, 2016 | Matthew Dal Santo
    Ever since the USSR collapsed, tourist stalls in Moscow and St. Petersburg have heaved with Soviet knickknacks: Red Army caps and badges, prints of Stalin’s propaganda posters. Today, while much of this is still available, they also tempt visitors to Russia with an increasingly elaborate array of Putin kitsch. On T-shirts, mugs and key rings, Vladimir Putin strikes his signature sunglasses-wearing pose, the image of Russia’s latest strongman ruler. Taking its cue, much Western reporting increasingly assumes that, in time-honored fashion, the Russians have made a personality cult of their leader, with Putin its subject as Stalin was before him.
  • Investigators Not Doubting Authenticity of Nicholas II Remains, New Tests Requested by Russian Chch

    09/24/2015 4:25:21 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Interfax ^ | 9/24/15
    Moscow, September 24, Interfax - The Russian Investigative Committee does not doubt the authenticity of the remains of Tsar Nicholas II and his family, and additional examinations will be conducted following a request from the Russian Orthodox Church, committee spokesman Vladimir Markin has said. "The recent resumption of the criminal inquiry is not an attempt to revise the earlier received evidence and the established facts. Rather, it is an exclusive need to additionally examine the newly uncovered facts, which has been requested by the Russian Orthodox Church," he said. Russian investigators "have never doubted that all of the found remains...
  • Moscow Opens First Church Dedicated to the Royal Martyrs of Russia (Orthodox/Catholic Caucus)

    03/03/2015 6:32:33 PM PST · by NRx · 59 replies
    Royal Russia ^ | 03 March 2015 | Paul Gilbert
    The construction of a church in honour of Tsar Nicholas II and his family has been completed in Moscow. The ground breaking and initial construction began three years ago, in March of 2012. On March 8, 2013 the Head of the Russian Imperial House, HIH Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna visited the site of the new church during an official visit to Moscow. The grand duchess lit a candle in memory of the Holy Royal Martyrs, and then took the time to speak and have tea with local parishers. The first liturgy was held on July 17, 2014 in a temporary...

    05/09/2014 5:44:48 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 72 replies
    SEVASTOPOL, Crimea (AP) President Vladimir Putin has hailed Crimea's incorporation into Russia. Putin made a speech Friday in the city of Sevastopol on his first trip to the Black Sea peninsula since Russia annexed it from Ukraine in March. Putin watched a parade of Russian navy ships and a flyby of Russian aircraft marking the Victory Day commemorating the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II. Ukraine has condemned Putin's visit as trampling on international law.
  • Moscow orders Kiev to withdraw troops from Ukraine's Donbass region

    04/23/2014 6:37:58 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 63 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | 4-23-2014 | MARK MacKINNON
    <p>Russia has warned the Ukrainian government to pull its military from the restive southeast of its own territory, saying it could invade to protect pro-Russian separatists there just as it did in Georgia, another former Soviet republic that Moscow invaded six years ago.</p>
  • In the name of the Name: Monks who were suppressed by the Tsars navy

    12/24/2012 9:04:31 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 7 replies
    The Economist ^ | December 22, 2012 | Unattributed
    A century ago next year, one of the most extraordinary events in the modern history of Christianity took place there. In the summer of 1913 the Aegean was penetrated not by pleasure-craft, but by the navy of the Russian tsar. A gunboat and later two transporters, complete with a party of marines, sailed up to a giant monastic house. A Russian archbishop tried negotiating with a bitterly divided community. When that failed, the troops opened up with a water-cannon, directed at the cells of monks on the losing side in a theological argument. For six years the Russian monks of...
  • In Defense of His Majesty

    09/10/2005 10:30:16 AM PDT · by Unreconstructed Selmerite · 17 replies · 836+ views ^ | September 7, 2005 | William S. Lind
    As regular readers in this column know, my reporting senior and lawful sovereign is His Imperial Majesty Kaiser Wilhelm II. When I finally report in to that great Oberste Heeresleitung in the sky, I expect to do so as the Kaisers last soldier. Why? Well, beyond Bestimmung, the unhappy fact is that Western civilizations last chance of survival was probably a victory by the Central Powers in World War I. Their defeat let all the poisons of the French Revolution loose unchecked, which is the main reason that we now live in a moral and cultural cesspool.
  • Russia's Putin signs anti-protest law before rally

    06/08/2012 7:50:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Jun 8, 2012 3:22pm EDT | Gleb Bryanski
    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law on Friday a bill that will dramatically increase fines for people who take part in protests that violate public order rules, just days ahead of the next planned rally against his 12-year rule. Putin told a meeting of top judges in his native St. Petersburg that he decided to sign the bill despite objections from his own human rights adviser, Mikhail Fedotov, who asked the president to veto it. Participants in protests where public order is violated could now face fines of 300,000 roubles ($9,100)more than the average annual salary and up from...
  • Russia's Putin says to push military ties with China

    06/06/2012 2:43:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Jun 6, 2012 4:57am EDT | (Reporting by Gleb Bryanski; Writing by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Robert Birsel)
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he will boost military cooperation with China, including holding more joint exercises, after the United States announced plans to shift most of its warships to the Asia-Pacific by 2020. Putin referred to recent Sino-Russian joint navy exercises in the Yellow Sea as an example of military cooperation which, he said, would go on. "We will continue cooperation also between our military," he told Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping in Beijing, where he is attending a security summit and meeting his Chinese counterpart, Hu Jintao. "Recently joint navy exercises were held in the Yellow...
  • Hundreds of anti-Putin protesters detained in Russia

    03/05/2012 9:46:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Mar 5, 2012 4:37pm EST | Lidia Kelly and Alissa de Carbonnel
    Russian riot police detained more than 500 protesters including opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Monday at rallies challenging the legitimacy of Vladimir Putin's victory in the presidential election. Putin, who secured almost 64 percent of the votes on Sunday, portrayed his return to the presidency as a triumph over opponents who were trying to usurp power, though international monitors said the vote was clearly skewed in his favor. But opposition leaders said they drew 20,000 people into Moscow's Pushkin Square, the scene of dissident protests during Soviet times, to call for new elections and an opening up of the political...
  • Tearful Putin wins back Russian presidency

    03/04/2012 3:33:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Mar 4, 2012 6:01pm EST | Timothy Heritage and Guy Faulconbridge
    Vladimir Putin triumphed in Russia's presidential election on Sunday and, tears rolling down his cheeks, called his victory a turning point that had prevented the country falling into the hands of enemies. Putin's opponents complained of widespread fraud, refused to recognize the results and said they would press ahead on Monday with the biggest protests since he rose to power 12 years ago. But the former KGB spy said he had won a "clean" victory and was on course to return to the Kremlin after four years as prime minister with almost 65 percent of votes, partial results showed. "I...
  • Russia in color, a century ago

    08/25/2010 8:41:12 PM PDT · by Charlespg · 40 replies
    boston globe ^ | August 20, 2010 | Alan tayor
    With images from southern and central Russia in the news lately due to extensive wildfires, I thought it would be interesting to look back in time with this extraordinary collection of color photographs taken between 1909 and 1912. In those years, photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) undertook a photographic survey of the Russian Empire with the support of Tsar Nicholas II
  • Sacked: Drug tsar who claimed Ecstasy, cannabis and LSD are less harmful than alcohol

    10/30/2009 8:13:53 PM PDT · by bogusname · 29 replies · 1,160+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | October 31, 2009 (UK) | James Slack
    A chief drugs tsar was sacked last night for claiming cannabis, Ecstasy and LSD are less dangerous than alcohol and cigarettes. Professor David Nutt was fired after Home Secretary Alan Johnson decided he had 'no confidence' in him following his controversial remarks...
  • Swine Flu and Selfish School System [vanity in vain]

    10/17/2009 7:49:58 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 17 replies · 759+ views
    So now we are seeing kids falling like flies from the swine flu [H1N1], and what drastic measures are being taken by the school system? Zip, zero, nadda. The dirty little secret is that schools are paid according to attendence. Kids need doctors' notes -- yadda-yadda. Bottom line -- sick kids are "noble" for toughing it out in school and spreading illness. If the safe school tsar gave half a tinker's fig, he would start fining schools that have obvious sick kids in class. Obama doesn't really care, his administration doesn't care, the teachers' union doesn't care -- it's all...
  • Obama Set to Create A Cybersecurity Czar With Broad Mandate

    05/26/2009 5:17:37 AM PDT · by Blogger · 34 replies · 1,663+ views
    President Obama is expected to announce late this week that he will create a "cyber czar," a senior White House official who will have broad authority to develop strategy to protect the nation's government-run and private computer networks, according to people who have been briefed on the plan. The adviser will have the most comprehensive mandate granted to such an official to date and will probably be a member of the National Security Council but will report to the national security adviser as well as the senior White House economic adviser, said the sources, who spoke on the condition of...
  • Russia's last tsar rehabilitated [ Nicholas II and his family ]

    12/07/2008 2:36:17 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 62 replies · 2,165+ views
    BBC ^ | Wednesday, October 1, 2008 | James Rodgers et al
    Russia's Supreme Court has ruled that the last Tsar, Nicholas II, and his family were victims of political repression and should be rehabilitated... Nicholas, his wife Alexandra, their five children, doctor and three servants were shot dead by Bolshevik revolutionaries in July, 1918. Lower courts had previously refused to reclassify the killings, which had been categorised as simply murder... The Romanovs were shot by a firing squad without a trial, in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg. The Supreme Court "declared as groundless the repression of Tsar Nicholas II and his family and ordered their rehabilitation", the judge's decision said on...
  • DNA confirms Tsars family remains (Tsar Nicholas II and family executed by Bolsheviks)

    07/17/2008 8:47:18 AM PDT · by Stoat · 16 replies · 961+ views
    Russia Today ^ | July 17, 2008
    News   July 17, 2008, 4:55DNA confirms Tsar’s family remainsDNA results have confirmed that remains found near Ekaterinburg a year ago belong to Prince Aleksey and Grand Duchess Maria Nikolayevna of the Romanov family. The announcement comes on the 90th anniversary of the execution of Tsar Nicholas II and his family by Bolsheviks.On Wednesday, church services are being held across Russia to remember the tragic event. The last Tsar of Russia and his family were shot in the early hours of July 17 1918, less than two years after the abdication of Nicholas II, in the Urals city of...
  • Russia Dig Finds 'Tsar's Family'

    08/24/2007 1:04:54 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 952+ views
    BBC ^ | 8-24-2007
    Russia dig finds 'tsar's family' 13-year-old Prince Alexei would have been the heir to the throne Russian archaeologists believe they may have found the remains of two children of Russia's last tsar, executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918. DNA tests will be carried out on the bones, thought to be those of Prince Alexei and his elder sister Maria. Archaeologists excavated ground close to the site in Yekaterinburg where the tsar, his wife and their three other daughters were found in 1991. The prosecutor-general is reopening an investigation into the case. Archaeologist Sergei Pogorelov says bullets found at the burial...
  • Prosecutor's office refuses to rehabilitate Russian royal family

    02/21/2006 9:10:33 AM PST · by GarySpFc · 23 replies · 773+ views
    Interfax ^ | 2/21/2006 | Unknown
    Moscow, February 21, Interfax - The Russian Prosecutor's Office has refused to recognize last Russian tsar Nicholas II and his family, killed by a Bolshevik firing squad in 1918, as victims of political repression, citing a lack of evidence. It also refused to rehabilitate the royal family. Late in 2005, Grand Duchess Maria, who claims to head what is known as the Romanov imperial house of Russia, asked the Prosecutor General's Office to recognize Nicholas and his family as victims of political repression and to restore the family. "There is no authentic evidence of the existence of any official decisions...
  • Finnish officer Casimir Ehrnrooth crushed 19th century Chechen rebellion

    01/10/2006 12:00:22 PM PST · by lizol · 6 replies · 688+ views
    HELSINGIN SANOMAT ^ | Tuesday 10.1.2006 | Pekka Hakala
    Finnish officer Casimir Ehrnrooth crushed 19th century Chechen rebellion Illustrious career in Tsar's army By Pekka Hakala Dargo in 1843: a powerfully fortified mountain village in Chechnya near the border with Dagestan had become the staff headquarters of Islamist resistance that had been going on for more than 20 years, led by 46-year-old Imam Shamil. An Avar by nationality, he had fled from Dagestan to the Chechen side nine years earlier. True or not, history records a story according to which Shamil had come from the home of his elderly mother, Bahou Messadou, marched straight to the mosque, and closed...
  • Descendant of last czar pushes Russia to admit mistake

    01/09/2006 10:44:33 AM PST · by lizol · 14 replies · 861+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | Monday, January 9, 2006 | GRAEME SMITH
    Descendant of last czar pushes Russia to admit mistake. Relative seeks formal admission that Nicholas II was unjustly killed By GRAEME SMITH Monday, January 9, 2006 YEKATERINBURG, RUSSIA -- On the face of it, Maria Romanova's legal application to Russian prosecutors might seem straightforward. As the self-described head of the surviving family of Nicholas II, Russia's last czar, Ms. Romanova wants rehabilitation for her ancestors, according to her lawyer. Under Russian law, this would mean a formal admission that Nicholas II was unjustly killed along with his wife, children and attendants after revolution swept away Russia's monarchy. Boris Yeltsin went...
  • Russians commemorate death of last tsar

    07/17/2005 5:00:51 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies · 716+ views
    The Age ^ | July 18, 2005
    Thousands of Russians marked the 87th anniversary of the assassination of Nicholas II, paying tribute to the last Russian tsar, who was shot by a firing squad. Orthodox Christian priests led groups of observant Russians, Cossacks and others in processions in Moscow and Kiev. In Yekaterinberg, long lines of regally clad priests marched through the Siberian city to the site where Nicholas II and most of his family were killed on the night of July 16-17, 1918. Hundreds jammed into Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral to participate in ceremonies. Nicholas abdicated in 1917 as revolutionary fervor swept Russia, and he...
  • Putin in push to extend his term

    09/19/2004 7:59:39 PM PDT · by streetpreacher · 74 replies · 853+ views
    The Australian ^ | September 20, 2004 | Mark Franchetti
    Putin in push to extend his term Mark Franchetti, Moscow20sep04 RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin is considering extending his term of office, due to expire in 2008, in a sign of his determination to tighten his grip on power and crack down on terrorism after the Beslan school massacre. Moscow sources say plans are being drawn up to lengthen Mr Putin's mandate from four years to seven, or to change the rules so he can stand for a third term as president. If implemented, this measure would make Mr Putin the longest-serving Russian leader since Leonid Brezhnev, who ruled the...
  • Scientist: DNA Disputes Russian Tsar Remains

    07/14/2004 9:04:34 AM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 2,528+ views
    Discovery News ^ | 7-14-2004
    Scientist: DNA Disputes Russian Tsar Remains July 14, 2004 An American scientific team has disputed what was thought to be the definitive identification of the remains of the Russian royal family, executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918, London's Daily Telegraph said Monday. The Russian government in 1998 identified bones found in a common grave in Yekaterinburg, formerly Sverdlovsk, as belonging to Tsar Nicholas, Tsarina Alexandra and three of their daughters. Tsar Nicholis And Family Calling us names, as Dr. Gill has done, will not help their fatally flawed position." The Russian authorities said then that the identification...
  • Russia Wants Back Tsarist Gold Worth Billions

    04/25/2004 2:46:22 PM PDT · by sinktheslimes · 14 replies · 257+ views
    moscow times ^ | 04-26-04 | Maria Golovnina
    Sun 04/25/04 09:23 PM Monday, Apr. 26, 2004. Page 5 Russia Wants Back Tsarist Gold Worth Billions By Maria Golovnina Russia wants to start talks with Japan to return billions of dollars worth of the last tsar's gold that ended up in a Tokyo bank in the chaotic years of the Civil War, the Foreign Ministry said last week. The gold, shipped to Japan by "white army" commander Admiral Alexander Kolchak in the closing days of anti-Bolshevik resistance, remains an irritant to Moscow's warming relations with Tokyo along with a territorial dispute in the Far East. Tokyo and Moscow,...
  • Prophecies Of The God Anointed Tsar-Martyr Nicholas II And Family

    03/25/2002 2:13:57 PM PST · by Stavka2 · 9 replies · 263+ views
    Royal Martyers of Russia ^ | 15 November 1998 | Father Demetrios Serfes
    Tsar Martyr Nicholas II This parish web site is humbly dedicated to Daniel Stolypinand in memory ofPyotr Stolypin Prophecies Of The God Anointed Tsar-Martyr Nicholas II And Family Compiled by Father Demetrios Serfes 15 November 1998 Boise, Idaho U.S.AIntroduction by Father Demetrios Serfes: There existed in Russia, at the time of His Imperial Majesty Tsar Nicholas II, a holy commonwealth. The Tsar himself was never placed outside the Church or "above the law", but always within the Church and subject to the law of Christ. Such a righteous Father to his people was the last Tsar, Nicholas II....