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4794Re: [orthodox-synod] Ailing Mother Russia

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  • V. J. Boitchenko
    May 31, 2001
      Nikolay!

      I think that it is a classic example of what Russians in Russia call "Utka". It is just too bad that it appeared in Orthodox America. The author may have not even traveled to Russia or did not even see everything that he described. He must have simply collected for the purpose of his article all the "bad things about Russia" that he could think of, or he may have heard of. I can even recognize some isolated facts taken from other sources. The obvious innacuracies make the objective criticism similarly worthless. In other places the author must have simply "slyshal zvon..." There is a mineral water called "Svyatoi Istochnik" (Holy Spring) that is sold at supermarkets and the label says that it is sold by the appointment or blessing from the Patriarch of Moscow. There has been a lot of criticism about it in the Russian media in the first place. I saw the TV commercial and I thought it was just pathetic.

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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Nikolaj
      To: orthodox-synod@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2001 3:44 AM
      Subject: Sv: [orthodox-synod] Ailing Mother Russia


      This has been posted before
      and is a splendid example of
      the anti-russian propaganda
      I mentioned in a previous posting
      to this list.

      It is full of unverifyed postulates.
      Just mentioning a few -
      I was never charged a single kopek for
      entering the Pskov Caves, nor did I see
      any "Vogue" posings in Monasteries.
      The so-called "sparkling Holy Water"
      made me laugh....:-)
      That was really innovative....but
      "unfortunately" I have never seen this too.

      In Christ
      Nikolaj

      "Forgiveness is better than revenge. "
      St. Tikhon of Zadonsk
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