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  • Post Communism Russia is not the Soviet Union

    08/07/2018 11:09:15 AM PDT · by duckln · 47 replies
    Realclearpolitics ^ | Aug 7,2018 | Daniel J. Mahone
    ... On the right, hatred of Russia also runs deep, and little or no distinction is made in most quarters between things Russian and Soviet. As Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, a Russian patriot and the anti-communist par excellence, told an interviewer in 2006, that is very disappointing, indeed. Why such blindness and rigidity across the political and media class in the Western world, and in the United States in particular?
  • More Than 60,000 Take Part in Royal Procession in Honor of Romanovs

    07/21/2017 6:57:01 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 30 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 7/17/17
    In the night of July 16-17, on the anniversary of the killing of the holy Royal Martyrs, the penitential Royal Procession was held in Ekaterinburg from the place of their killing to the place where their remains were hidden, where today stands a monastery in honor of the holy Royal Martyrs, reports the site of the Ekaterinburg Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church. The cross procession began immediately after the Divine Liturgy which was celebrated by Metropolitan Alexander of Astana and Kazakhstan, along with Metropolitans Vikenty of Tashkent and Uzbekistan and Kirill of Verkhoturye and Ekaterinburg, and Bishops Benjamin of...
  • Ides of March -- 100th Anniversary of Tsar Nicholas II's Forced Abdication

    03/15/2017 10:45:07 AM PDT · by TBP · 3 replies ^ | March 14, 2017 | James Russia Analyst
    On this subject, the Russia Analyst has republished an article from an Orthodox Christian priest writing for the (now defunct?) site Orthodox England, reproduced from below. The Russia Analyst will have much more to write soon regarding the truth of what renegade Hoover Institution historian Anthony Sutton recognized as the Wall Street and City of London funded Bolshevik Revolution -- which was a necessary condition for the dialectical/occultist driven Third Reich, also funded by the City and Wall Street, in Germany. The goal, as LaRouche movement historian and RogueMoney regular guest Harley Schlanger has stated, to have the Germans...
  • Russia should reinstate the monarchy and appoint Putin as royal emperor, says influential Moscow chu

    01/01/2017 10:13:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 70 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 16:53 EST, 1 January 2017 | Will Stewart
    Russia should reinstate the monarchy and appoint Vladimir Putin as royal emperor, says an influential Moscow churchman. Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin said another option would be to bring back the Romanov dynasty, which was overthrown exactly a century ago in 1917. “We are a country with monarchic mentality,” he said, at the launch of his new book. “It doesn’t matter that we don’t now have formal monarchy; I think we can remake it with Putin on top. Or else with somebody from the Romanov house, or with an elected person as head.” …
  • 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 Tsar’s 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 · 18 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 Kaiser’s last soldier. Why? Well, beyond Bestimmung, the unhappy fact is that Western civilization’s 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...