Russian musicians donate T-34 tank to Donetsk Opera

Vognenesto rett nord-øst om Doboj i desember 1995 copy

 

2015/04/01 • Archive

April 1, 2015. “Tchaikovsky had right idea for cannons in his 1812 Overture – but still not noisy enough”, boasted conductor Valery Gergiev. “We now protect Russian culture in Donetsk with 90 mm pig iron armor-plating from Magnitogorsk, 85 mm ZiS-53 main gun and twin 7.62 machine guns. Met Opera is nothing compared to Donetsk. We always had more balalaikas and now: loudest percussion in world. Ka-boom!”

Sources:  http://rt.com/news/ – RT (Red Trash) and NY Thymes (4/1/15)

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German tourists look for parking at Donetsk Opera, 1943

 

Following the example of Anna Netrebko’s one million ruble “gift”, 511 Russian artists who signed declaration supporting Putin’s wars in Crimea/ Ukraine purchased the vintage WWII tank from a chicken farmer near Kursk. When not in use for climax of “Brünnhilde’s Immolation” scene, the T-34 will defend Donetsk Opera House against CIA inspired-fascist-homosexual-neo-Nazi juntas. During off-season, local separatist vendors will hang sausages on the tank barrel.

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“On to Berlin” logo painted on T-34 turret

 

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“On to Berlin ” logo painted on soprano Anna Netrebko (Vienna State Opera)

Opera was appropriated for politics in 1943 when German occupiers enjoyed “Die Fledermaus” at Donetsk. In 2015, the same Donetsk Opera Theater performed Fledermaus for the occupying “separatists”.

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“Die Fledermaus” at Stalino (Donetsk), 1943

 

 

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Eager operagoer in front of Donetsk Opera, 1941

 

 

  • Mazepa

    valery is equally convinced, like those other mockal ‘artists’, in the deaths of 13,261 mockal invaders on Ukrainian territory which were successfully exterminated by our heroes. Dear valery….there will be many more before we destroy you mockal federation.
    Guaranteed.

    • Vlad Pufagtinenko

      Glory to Ukraine.

  • Dirk Smith

    Dumb Nazis.

  • Michel Cloarec

    METAMORPHOSIS of 1000 years reich to metaphor of stupidity !
    Chronic amnesia or delirium tremens or useful idiots: Make your choice !

    • Randall Cook

      I say the moskali-invaders have the DT’s..& are jonesing from lack of Bath-salts.

      • Michel Cloarec

        resultat of heavy drinking. But bathsalt they mix with bathcleaner and drink it .

        (Newser) – As an economic crisis sweeps through Russia, a dangerous trend is emerging in the heavy-drinking country: the rise in consumption of potentially lethal moonshine, medical alcohol, or even cleaning products. Layoffs, wage cuts, and price increases are combining to worsen the problem of alcoholism, which has long been a major public-health issue, by increasing the mix of dangerous products in the market. Those who can no longer afford store-bought drinks are turning to “under the counter” alternatives that can cause serious damage, even death. A doctor at a chain of alcohol rehab clinics in Moscow says he’s noticed a “wave” of complications in patients, such as delirium tremens—a symptom of withdrawal also known as “the shakes”—and epilepsy. Patients are more likely to be vodka drinkers scaling down to low-cost, lower-quality varieties.

        The more desperate cases of alcoholics using industrial products tend to occur in more remote, rural regions. Sales of legal beer and vodka have fallen sharply as prices rise, buoyed in part by the rising cost of imported ingredients after the ruble’s value tumbled last year. Analysts say falling sales likely don’t mean that demand is falling, simply that it’s being pushed into an illegal and dangerous black market. The alternatives to increasingly costly legal alcohol are many and varied. At the safer end of the scale is vodka production diverted and sold on the side by workers at legitimate distilleries, but some products, such as industrial spirits or moonshine made by inexperienced or unscrupulous distillers, can be lethal. Some of the most harmful yet popular alternatives to legal alcohol are liquids designed “for hair growth or for cleaning the bath,” says a market analyst. As of 2010, Russians consumed the fourth-highest amount of alcohol per capita in the world

      • Michel Cloarec

        Could you translate the panel ?
        It says stop the foreign fascist we have enough with ours.(russian lady in St P.)

        • Randall Cook

          “we do not need foreign nazis in Peter{burg}, we {want} nothing to do with {foreign nazis}.” that is what her sign means in English.