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New Year 2017 on FuturisTrendcast! Fairytale Moscow, New Year Stories, Best Russian Films ENG Subs

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL MY WONDERFUL READERS & FOLLOWERS!

MAY THE YEAR 2017 BRING YOU JOY, HAPPINESS & PEACE!

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Welcome to Live New Year on FuturisTrendcast! 

The party runs from today, Dec. 31, 2016 till Jan. 2, 2017. During this virtual gathering, I’ll be posting the views of the fairytale New Year’s Moscow, my favorite Russian New Year movies, with English subs, as well as my personal international, cool, funny and bizarre New Year’s stories!

Everyone’s cordially invited to the party. In the comment section you are also invited to share your own New Year’s stories, New Year pics and celebration videos from your country and home!

LET THE PARTY BEGIN!!!

ENJOY THE NEW YEAR’S IN THE FAIRYTALE MOSCOW 2017!

More vids to be added later! Please come back!

MY OUTRAGEOUS & FUN NEW YEAR STORIES

In my life, I happened to greet the New Year in some fun, memorable and outrageous ways, and in many fascinating places.

In the old days, back in Odessa and Moscow, we usually celebrated in a company of good friends. Being fashionably late was a sport of sorts; in our intellectual circles it was considered all in good fun. Just like in the perennially favorite Russian New Year’s film, The Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath, I remember frantically trying to get to the party before the first stroke of midnight. We would catch a taxi – with difficulty – and urge the driver to go as fast as he can through the snowed-in city. Then we would storm into our friends’ apartment building clutching the requisite bottle of the Soviet Champagne (yep, it’s a famous brand) – our responsibility to bring to the party – as others nervously awaited our arrival with empty champagne flutes on hand. Then, at 11:59 sharp, as on TV the Spasskaya Tower Clock began chiming midnight, we would shout, ‘Quick, the glasses!’ and pour it just in time! New Year saved by the bell!

Later, there were many other New Years…

Once, in the 1980s, I greeted the New Year at the Tropicana Club in Havana, Cuba. Incidentally, the night club, full of hot and almost naked Cuban dancers, booze and buzz had absolutely no age restrictions. There were people of all ages, including some suspiciously young ones. But they were all divine dancers. I was invited by the club’s leading musician and manager, for whom I once translated in Russia. As a total non-drinker, I had to do some fancy footwork to enjoy the party, while avoiding drinking throughout the night.

The millennial New Year 2000 I happened to greet in Haifa, Israel. The terrorist acts were widely predicted and expected. When I was leaving to Israel before the holidays, my various Smith Barney clients begged me not to go, saying, ‘We don’t want to lose you!’ I assured them all that I would be safe. I was right, as usual. Even then, when I didn’t do it for a living, my predictions were spot on. 😉

How do you think we greeted New Year’s 2000 in Haifa? You won’t believe it, but my nice Jewish-Russian friends decided it would be fun to invite me to the Russian mega-bash at a fashionable Russian night club, called… Hollywood. The all-night entertainment program and I don’t know how-many-course holiday meal were loudly lavish, never-ending and borderline risque. We have to forgive them: they still ran on the Russian mentality of the crazy ’90s.

To be honest, I preferred to either catch up with my friends’ entire family at home or go exploring authentically Jewish and Muslim entertainment. Of course, I also did all the usual: Dead Sea, Arabic settlements, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Wailing Wall and the Holy Sepulchre.

The security on streets and airport was shocking. Let’s recall it was pre 9/11 and very bizarre to a Western eye. At the time it was very hard for an average person to understand how the entire country could constantly live under siege. The military with machine guns were everywhere you went in Jerusalem. Snipers were menacingly stationed on top of the Wailing Wall, full of Jewish worshippers in big black hats  – they did expect an attack that night.

When I was leaving Israel, a young and unsmiling airport security girl in military uniform unapologetically and unemotionally squeezed every tube of the healing Dead Sea scrubs and rare creams a bought from the famous beauty company Ahava. The whole check-up procedure lasted 45 minutes. But that was nothing compared to what they’d done to a little boy’s shoe. The Arabic family in the next aisle was told to remove their little son’s shoe. The shoe was ripped apart and tossed out to the cries of the boy. Turned out it was bomb free.

Later in the decade I understood why they did what they did.

Once in the US, for New Year’s I was stuck in our country home in the Berkshires, with only my darling kitty Lilechka for company (you see her on my pic in the top right corner of this blog). It was at the time that I began writing THE EARTH SHIFTER, while also finishing up STEPFORD, USA. Incidentally, the story of Stepford, as journalist Jade Snow gets stuck in the Berkshires alone, while her husband works in New York and abroad, is partially inspired by my own.

That New Year’s we had a totally crazy amount of snow. In town, the mountains of snow pushed from the road to the sidewalks reached second and even third floors of buildings. The sidewalks looked like narrow tunnels, dug between tall white walls. The snowfall began on the 29th and by the 30th our 1/4 mile-long driveway was covered in snow to my waist. Due to the holiday I simply could not get anyone to plow it. Meanwhile, some roads and bridges from New York were closed and my hubby was unable to drive back home. When they cleared the roads and he finally arrived on the night of Jan. 1, I saw his car’s dim lights on the other side of the massive white sheet. Thank god he brought a shovel. We dug simultaneously from both sides, illuminated only by the bright moon’s light, until we met in the middle. That night I fully understood how the WWII Russians and Western allies felt when they met on Elba in 1945.

At other times I greeted the New Year on Red Square, and on Times Square. My Times Square New Year has its own funny story, which I’ll tell another time. Those times I spent New Year on Red Square, and generally in Moscow, are some of my most treasured.

New Year’s on Red Square:

A child plays with sparklers during New Year's celebrations at Red Square in Moscow  ny-red-square

These are some of my New Year’s stories. And what are yours? Please share them in comments!

Enjoy Novogodnyaya – New Year’s Song from the Russian girl band Blestyaschie (Shining).

Watch BELOVED RUSSIAN NEW YEAR COMEDIES OF ALL TIME!

Genya, the main hero of the aforementioned The Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath says: ‘We have a tradition. Every year, on December 31, my friends and I gather at the banya.’ (Banya is a traditional Russian wet sauna or steam room.) That fateful phrase began the incredible adventure, which became the beloved Russian film of all time.

Just like Genya and his friends, we also have a family tradition. For New Year’s we watch the nostalgic Russian movies. Today, I want to share with you the treasures of the golden era of Soviet/Russian cinematography, which we enjoy every year.

Of course, the staple: The Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath. You can find it on Amazon, or at certain Russian stores. The original made in the 1970s has the incredible magic and freshness that contemporary films are simply unable to reproduce. After all these years, it hasn’t lost its mega-popularity. There is a contemporary Irony of Fate part 2, which is also not at all bad.

Unfortunately, Irony of Fate is unavailable on YouTube. But the good news, I found several other all-time New Year favorites! And the best thing, they are posted on YouTube for FREE and they come with English subs! All highly recommended by me!

NEW RUSSIAN FILMS JUST ADDED!

Some have already celebrated the New Year. Still 12/31/16 on my side of the pond.  As promised, FREE links to some of my fave Soviet/Russian New Year’s films. These are all 5 stars or above in my classification, in other words, world classics and eternal favorites (for more on my rating scale see Russian films page on FT – under RUSSIA tab above!)

NOTE! Most of these come with English subs. Because Mosfilm owns copyright, I cannot post them on FT. Please click on links below to watch on YouTube! These are unlisted, the links can only be obtained through watching a Russian version. This means Mosfilm frowns upon sharing. So, please be considerate – I am sharing only with my blog’s loyal readers, those who genuinely love Russia and are interested in her culture.

Carnival Night – Eng subs (Rus: Карнавальная ночь)

 5+ STARS. I love this 1956 musical romantic comedy. The songs from it – true for many Soviet films! – became instant hits and classics. Not a New Year goes by without ‘5 Minutes’ and ‘The Good Mood’ being played and replayed over and over on radio and TV.

Blurb: The bureaucratic and nosy new director of the Cultural Club Ogurtsov annoyingly interferes with the preparations of the event of the year, the New Year Carnival, by demanding bizarre and non-sensical changes to the program. The party organizers are in despair, but their determination to make the concert and carnival a success help them outwit Ogurtsov.

Song ‘5 MINUTES’

Gentlemen of Fortune (Rus: Джентльмены удачи)

5+ STARS – WOULD GLADLY GIVE IT 10+! 1971. Sorry, no Eng subs. One of my fave movies of all time, a comedy with cute songs, great acting and immortal lines that became instant sayings. It is one of my New Year’s films as the action takes place mainly around New Year’s, part in Moscow and part in hot Central Asia.

This is the story of a kindly principal of a Moscow kindergarten, who also happens to be a WWII hero, and who is a spitting image of a dangerous criminal. Taking advantage of this incredible likeness, Soviet police decides to infiltrate him into the gang to find the missing archeological treasures. As the gang retraces their steps to try to find the treasures hidden by their ring leader, while experiencing various adventures along the way, our kindly kindergarten teacher subtly, and unbeknownst to him, manages to change the psyche of the gang members, who slowly develop consciousness.

Джентльмены удачи Awesome Theme Song (Gentlemen of Fortune)

The Prisoner of Caucasus, or the New Shurik’s Adventures  – Eng subs (Rus: Кавказская пленница, или Новые приключения Шурика) Note, Mosfilm translates it as ‘The Caucasian Prisoner.’

5+ STARS. Awesome, cool, full of action Soviet comedy, peppered with satire and great lines that became instant classics and a part of Russian culture.

Blurb: An eccentric comedy about a student named Shurik, who goes to the Caucasus for work and meets local chief Saakhov, a man full of guile. Having been duped by conniving Saakhov, Shurik, with the assistance of three famous crooks, abducts the beautiful Nina. Now it’s up to Shurik to figure out where Nina is held prisoner and how to save her.

(This is for those who asked me about Putin’s reference to this film! You may recall Putin mentioned a line from this film in his recent annual Q&A – the one about who destroyed the 17th century chapel: ‘And the 17th century chapel we have also destroyed?’ In the comment section I’d explained what that line meant. Note, in the movie they are actually referring to the 14th century chapel. Please see full explanation in comments for Putin holds annual Q&A marathon (FULL VIDEO – Eng))

Operation Y and Shurik’s Other Adventures – Eng subs (Rus: Операция «Ы» и другие приключения Шурика

5+ STARS. The first film about the kindly and soft-hearted Shurik, who, when necessary, can show spunk and courage. The second film in the Shurik trilogy is The Prisoner of Caucasus. In this first instalment, Shurik is still a student; the film consists of 3 separate hilarious and educational episodes, describing his funny and inadvertently heroic adventures.

Blurb: A series of 3 short film comedies, where the protagonist, a student named Shurik: 1. reforms a malicious idler at a construction site; 2. frantically prepares for an exam, failing to notice his exam preparation buddy is actually a pretty girl; 3. with the help of a granny catches three burglars attempting to rob a warehouse.

And it’s 2017!

ADDED JAN. 1. 2017. These two Russian films are great to watch any time of year!

Ivan Vasilievich Changes Professions – with english subtitles  (Rus: Иван Васильевич меняет профессию). In the US it was released as ‘Ivan Vasilievich Back to the Future.’

5+ STARS – deserves all 10!

Hilarious and charming comedy, with elements of social satire, based on M. Bulgakov’s play “Ivan Vasilievich” about a time machine, which inadvertently transports the smart czar Ivan the Terrible into the twentieth century. At the same time, tsar Ivan’s look-alike, not very bright bureaucrat Bunsha, together with a shrewd thief George Miloslavsky, by mistake get transported  into the ancient Russia. The result is a cool and funny comedy of errors you’ll remember.

This is also the third installment of Shurik’s adventures, where Shurik is a researcher and inventor of the time machine.

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The Diamond Arm  – with english subtitles (Rus: Бриллиантовая рука)
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5+ STARS – deserves all the stars it can get! Cool, sweet, action packed, comical and satirical, with great songs and soundtrack, with lines that became instant hits and a part of the Russian culture. Funny and fun – don’t miss!

Blurb: An awkward and kind-hearted family man, Semyon Semyonovich, by mistake gets entangled in a major smuggling operation during his tour abroad. Being confused with the crook he travels with, he becomes the unwilling and unwitting courier, carrying precious jewels in his fake arm cast. Throughout the dangerous and elaborate cat a mouse game, which turns into a comedy of errors, Semyon Semyonovich manages to outsmart the international criminals.

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Kiev Tries to Ban Russian Language – Ukrainians Respond with Russian Song Katyusha

This is the follow-up to my previous posts:

In Beautiful Russian-Soviet Song Flash Mobs, I showed you how people in Zaporozhie, Kharkov, Odessa and Moscow countered the vicious hatred emanating from Kiev junta, and how they said no to repressions against Russian language in Ukraine.

The new additional data coming in on the repressions against Russian language: Kiev Rada will be voting on the new law, which is supposed to limit Russian language programming on TV and radio to 5%. Already, most Russian films, all Russian-languge  TV/radio stations and publications are banned in Ukraine, except the openly anti-Putin and anti-Russian ones.

There is another radical ukro-nazi proposal awaiting a vote in the Rada. It calls for the Russian speakers who always resided in Ukraine to be denied citizenship and the right to education. Ukraine is following in the footsteps of Latvia and Estonia, the euro-fascist members of the EU, where millions of Russian-speakers are denied citizenship and given a label of ‘non-citizens.’ Who needs Hitler…

This last one was proposed by an infamous deputy from Western Ukraine, Irina Farion, who during Soviet times used to be a member of the Communist Party, but when it became profitable, she promptly switched to the ukro-nazi side of the most vicious kind. She reminds me of the Lithuanian ‘president’ installed by the US, Dalia Gribauskayte, also once a Communist Party member and daughter of a KGB (NKVD) officer, who turned the moment US/EU promised her those proverbial 30 pieces of silver.

Another law being passed mandates that no signs in Russian language can appear in airports and train stations, despite the fact that 70% of Ukraine prefers to speak Russian. The mandated languages for public announcements and signs in Ukraine airports and train stations will be Ukrainian and English.

There are many more acts of repression towards Russian language and culture in Ukraine.

After all this, is it any wonder that normal people are leaving Ukraine by millions? The problem with that is: if everyone normal leaves, who will be left? Only imbeciles, sheeple and low-lives? This, unfortunately, is a very worrying ongoing trend in Ukraine. For more read: Mass Migration: What Happens if a Country Gains or Loses its Life Force? (US, EU, Russia, China, Ukraine).

Many leave, but some choose to stay and hold the fort, no matter how hard it is, until a meaningful change can occur.

To say NO to all the repressions, the new Flash mob “The Russian World” was born in Zaporozhye, Eastern Ukraine. The industrial city of Zaporozhye, located on the banks of the River Dnepr, next to Donbass and not far from Donetsk, was the seat of the Soviet 1930s industrialization. Read more about it in the articles linked at the bottom.

After the Russian-Soviet song flash mobs in Zaporozhye, Kharkov, Odessa and Moscow, Dnepropetrovsk has joined in. Dnepropetrovsk is a large city and an oblast located between Zaporozhye and Donetsk oblasts in Eastern Ukraine.

The Dnepropetrovsk Train Station flash mob sang the famous Russian song Katyusha. Here’s the first amateur video of the Katyusha flash mob:

Better quality full version of the Dnepropetrovsk Katyusha flash mob has posted on YT:

 

You can find some original versions of Katyusha in Legendary Soviet Music Hits.

And this is Katyusha by the Red Army Choir:

I also found this, with Eng subs:

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Beautiful Russian-Soviet Song Flash Mobs Unite Russians and Ukrainians Against Kiev Junta Hatred

Since 2014 Kiev junta banned Russian language during school classes. Now every teacher is mandated to speak only Ukrainian in class, and so are students. In 2014 and 2015 the historic symbolism uniting Russia and Ukraine was banned. Many historic monuments were destroyed throughout Ukraine as well. Ukro-nazi thugs from the ‘right sector’ Svoboda and various nazi battalions brutally beat up and even killed those who tried to resist. Among things banned in Ukraine have been the Victory Banner (symbol of the WWII Victory), names of cities and streets. They succeeded in renaming one of the largest cities in Ukraine from Dnepropetrovsk to Dnepr. They tried to rename Odessa to Kotsyubeevsk (if you can believe it), but met with staunch resistance from Odessans, which made them back off.

The newest thing the Kiev junta is doing is banning Russian language during school breaks. Teachers caught speaking Russian will be fired.

In the atmosphere of the oppression, the people are finding ways to resist in a beautiful and inspiring way, by performing Russian-Soviet songs at train stations.

It began on November 13 in Zaporozhye, the large industrial city in Eastern Ukraine, located next to Donbass. The city of Zaporozhye is located in the very center of the ancestral Zaporozhskie Cossack territories. Zaporozhye means basically ‘beyond the white waters.’ It is located on the banks of the river Dnepr and it is the white waters of the river that gave it its name. The city was founded by the Russian tsars; in 1930s it became the center of the Soviet industrialization. It is the sight of the famous symbol of the Soviet industrialization DneproGes (Dnepr Hydroelectric Station). It is also the home to the metallurgical giant Zaporozhstal’ (Zaporozhye Metal Plant). Europe’s largest nuclear power plant is also built here. I again want to stress that everything that has been built in Zaporozhye was built by either the Russian Empire or the USSR. During its 25 years of ‘independence’ Ukraine built nothing of significance. On the contrary, much was ruined and stolen. More here: Insane Asylum Overload: Ukraine Bans Communism – Goodbye Chinese Investments.

The first flash mob at the Zaporozhye Train Station sang the song from the hit Soviet film, The Spring on River Street, 1956. The Spring on River Street is a romantic comedy about a worker from Zaporozhstal’ and a young teacher, fresh out of college. The song is called, My Native Street. This song is sort of unofficial anthem of Zaporozhye.

I have to say that after I heard this flash mob several days ago I can’t stop humming this song, which I’ve always loved.

Flash mob at Zaporozhye Train Station, November 2016. Russian-Soviet song: My Native Street:

And this is the original from 1956, with the clip from the film The Spring on River Street. Улица родная – Весна на Заречной улице. You can find this film and this song featured on my RUSSIAN FILMS page. Incidentally, the film was made by the Odessa Movie Studio.

Kharkov, the 2nd largest city in Ukraine and the former capital, was next. At the Kharkov Train Station the flash mob performed another hit from the same era, The Old Maple, from film Devchata (Girls), a romantic comedy by Mosfilm (Moscow Film Studio).

This is the original with the clip from Devchata:

Odessa Train Station flash mob was the largest and it performed the hit Russian-Soviet song Smuglyanka (Darkie, the Moldavian Girl) from the famous 1973 film Only Old Men Go into Battle. I believe this masterpiece of a film was made at the Kiev Movie Studio. It was during Soviet times, of course, before Kiev sold out and destroyed everything previous generations stood for. It is action/drama about the multi-ethnic unit of the Soviet pilots during WWII, who loved to sing. This film is also featured on my RUSSIAN FILMS page.

The choice of a song was good for Odessa, a very international city, as well as it being a close neighbor to Moldova. It also was a gutsy choice, since Soviet symbolism, including Russian WWII symbols, is banned in Ukraine.

This is the original Smuglyanka by the Red Army Choir

In response, Russians organized their own flash mob in Moscow, at the Kiev Train Station. Yep, there is a train station in Moscow that is called ‘Kiev Train Station’ where trains from Kiev terminate. It was always there, and it doesn’t occur to anyone to rename that station, unlike the war on everything Russian in Ukraine. In reality the most popular train in Ukraine is Lvov-Kiev-Moscow, despite all the bans of the Kiev junta.

The song at the Kiev Train Station is called Rozpriagaite Hloptsi Koney (Boys, Unsaddle Your Horses). It is a Cossack song, sung in Ukrainian, or more precisely, southern Russian dialect. My mom loved that song.

In the end of the clip the lead of the group Yarilov Znoy (Ra’s Heat) says that they organized the flash mob to show that, despite all the hateful rhetoric, Russians and Ukrainians are one people, sharing one history.

Related articles:

Watch Morozko (Father Frost) and Other Favorite Russian New Year’s Fairytales and Songs

NEW YEAR’S TREAT FOR MY READERS! 

New Year is the year’s biggest holiday in Russia. There are lots of very good movies, cartoons, concerts and various songs/performances that are dedicated to it.

One of the eternal classics is the old Russian fairytale made into a film in 1964, MOROZKO, for some reason translated to English as Jack Frost, but better translated as Father Frost.

Watch MOROZKO here with English subs! (TIP: if your Eng subs don’t work, click on CC button on the bottom right of your Youtube screen.)

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This is an equally lovely Soviet classic (1956, film length animation). Nowadys they say, with a nostalgic sigh, about such films: ‘They don’t make them like this any more!’

Fairytale TWELVE MONTHS (watch with Eng subs):

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Another old classic (1952, film length animation): SNEGUROCHKA (The Snow Maiden). Snegurochka is considered the granddaughter of Ded Moroz (Grandfather Frost). As all Russian films and fairytales, it carries important life’s lessons and wise revelations.

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A couple of uplifting New Year’s songs from the fantasy film CHARODEI (Wizards) produced at the Odessa Movie Studio in 1984. These songs are also classics with huge following throughout the world.

‘Three White Horses’ (the three white horses in this case mean December, January and February – reflecting the symbolism of the legendary Russian Troika):

‘Snezhinka’ (snow flake), or ‘While the clock strikes Midnight’

 

Enjoy, everyone!

There are lots of other great movies and cartoons. I’ll share them in the future – stay tuned!

C Новым Годом 2016!

S NOVIM GODOM! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Feminism vs. Sacred Feminine – Male Chauvinism vs. Sacred Masculine

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On March 8, I published a very positive, complete with nice pics, article entitled: Dear Women! Happy International Women’s Day! This article on Lada Ray Blog received quite a resonance, with lots of reblogs and social media shares. While most readers enjoyed it, I also saw that it confused some men to the point that we had to delete one or two angry comments.

One of my long-time supporters Emil Resmann wrote 

“Dear Lada, Thank you for reminding me that Women’s Day can and should be something positive!
Sadly in Sweden it is not. Sweden, next to the US, is probably the country worst poisoned by distorted feminism! Swedish society is slowly being destroyed by feminists fighting against men! Every day in the newspaper there is at least one article about how women are being mistreated by, raped or beaten by, or discriminated against by men or by the system! There is almost never a word about the difficulties facing males. Obviously International Men’s Day is unknown in Sweden, as according to Swedish feminists every day is “Men’s Day”!
Having a Thai wife, and one foot in Thailand, some aspects of Swedish society are becoming unbearable to me.
Well, Lada, enough of negativity from my part! Maybe you have some interesting thoughts about western distorted feminism?”

The importance of understanding and making peace with 3D issues

The readers on both of my blogs FuturisTrendcast and Lada Ray Blog are approximately 50% men and 50% women. Similarly, when I wrote my novels, I also didn’t discriminate, like some writers do, by targeting exclusively women or men. The readership for my books was always both men and women. When both sexes resonate with the truth of what I say equally, this denotes a true yin-yang balance, crucial for making peace with our 3D world.

There is a lot of talk about Ascension, which means ascending spiritually and physically into 5D – the Fifth dimension. What most people have to understand (and this includes those who consider themselves spiritual) is that in order to ascend to 5D, we have to SETTLE ALL the karma associated with 3D. This effectively means we have to raise our vibration through wisdom, understanding, knowledge, truth and forgiveness. We have to make peace with everything that bothers us in 3D. This, however, is not the same as wearing rosy glasses or closing our eyes to the ugliness that goes on around us. It means just the opposite: opening our eyes and actively participating in changing the ugliness into beauty.

Some will ask, what happens if you are dealing with ugliness – and it rubs off? What if you yourself become bitter and angry, what if you yourself lose the way? This has happened to some people; this fear is real for a large number of spiritual seekers. This is why so many prefer not to look at the dark side of things, fearing they won’t be able to hold on to the light in them. I met such people, who, in my opinion are only doing themselves disservice by closing their eyes to one half of their reality. We discussed how this works in The Energy is Shifting! Together, We Have Averted the Worst Outcome!

The actual solution is just the opposite: we need to DIVE deeply into the actual situation that causes us distress or trouble, be it internally or externally. This is why I spend so much time writing and speaking about the profound issues, bringing the most hidden secrets and predictions to light. The purpose is to help us all understand what and why is happening around us.

Let’s just say this is the opposite of muddying waters even further with sensationalist fantasies and conspiracy theories not based on true knowledge of circumstances (not to be confused with true conspiracies that do exist around us). When you understand the underlying issues behind any event or behavior, you will not look the same way at it ever again. Such deep understanding, which I usually explain on psychological, historic, geopolitical, karmic (cosmic) and mystical levels, will lead to compassion and forgiveness, which may in turn lead to exalting your Calibration (quantum energy vibration) to the levels of mastery and magic: LOVE and above.

All about LADA RAY QUANTUM CALIBRATION SCALE

VIDEOS:

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Quantum Scale of Consciousness: life-diminishing calibrations (ProjectEarthShift 1)

For those spiritual people who believe that it’s possible to ascend in a small group, when Earth clones itself, while leaving the rest of the unascended humanity behind: this isn’t going to happen. Such belief is akin to the beliefs of some religious sects, who think they will be saved, while the rest of the sinners on the planet will go to hell (or stay in it, if you consider hell what’s going on on the planet today). This is the attitude of escapism. The process of Ascension is something our human world has to actively achieve together.

This is why people like myself are here to write and speak about it, in order to help those who are ready to understand the truth, make peace with it. This is called Wayshowing and people who do this are called Wayshowers.

All this is very important, and we’ll get to all the intricacies of it on this blog eventually. At this time, let’s get back to the issue forming an important part in understanding of what I have said above:

FEMINISM VS SACRED FEMININE – MALE CHAUVINISM VS SACRED MASCULINE

SACRED FEMININE

is the actualized in 3D enlightened side of the female nature: creative, nurturing, feminine. It has highly balanced yin-yang in a very productive way. Positive, happy, valuing others and herself highly; taking full responsiblity for resolving problems in her own life, but not rejecting help and support, in fact, asking for help and support when needed, while gratefully accepting it.

FEMINISM

is the darker, and at times destructive, side of female nature; it is rebellious, angry, protesting – oftentimes rightfully so against injustices, but usually going too far in such protest, or putting the responsibility of such injustices on the wrong shoulders. It is oftentimes a backlash against the historic victimization of women, thus making women unduly masculine. It may accompany a certain gender confusion and it always represents one-sided or unbalanced yin-yang. 

As always, the coin has two sides:

SACRED MASCULINE

(alas, rare on our planet so far) is representative of a fully actualized in 3D enlightened male; this is a courageous, heroic, protective of all life and justice, nurturing and loving in a masculine way, self-sacrificing and yin-yang balanced side of the male nature. None of this has to be flashy, and it can manifest in the everyday reality in a very quiet and unassuming way. In my above-referenced video about Life Creating Calibrations – under Calibration 480-499: Humanity and Compassion – I give an example of a dashcam image of a Russian officer helping an old lady across the street. This, to me, is one of the manifestations of the Sacred Masculine in everyday life.

MALE CHAUVINISM

is the dark and yin-yang unbalanced side of the Masculine duality, based on fear, anger, ignorance and confusion of what this soul is doing on Earth. Survival fear gone berserk is at the root of the problem. Instead of being the guardian responsible for others, such person becomes oppressive or destructive, believing this is the only way to preserve his power, which to him is equated with his very survival. That primal unenlightened belief that it’s kill or be killed taken to the extreme, had caused terrible things to manifest in human history. Male chauvinism is destructive, angry, aggressive, arrogant and disregarding of anyone else’s interests, or life itself. 

The interesting thing is that both manifestations of both genders are equally important and necessary, as they both reflect our today’s polarized 3D reality on Planet Earth – its light and dark sides. Another interesting thing is that we, as a human race must learn how to reconcile these differences, in order for this human civilization to survive and move forward.

While men and women do differ biologically and emotionally, it is crucial that we expand our consciousness to include the acceptance of another sex, another species and another point of view – fully, including its darker manifestations. This is the evolved approach.

How this works in practice: the Vibrational Ascension Process

The first step is having the COURAGE (calibration 200) to look the truth in the eye.  The next is to be WILLING (calibration 310) to understand the underlying reasons for a certain type of behavior. This leads to ACCEPTANCE (calibration 350). Once you accept another’s point of view, it is important to analyze it in-depth and understand the truth, which is always multilayered, including physical, emotional, historic, societal, economic and geopolitical reasons (calibration 400 – reason). You can then proceed to the next step: FORGIVENESS and COMPASSION (calibration 480). Once compassion occurs, the very next step is the miracle of LOVE (calibration 500), JOY (calibration  540), CREATION (580) and PEACE (calibration 600).

All these wonderfully high calibrations completely dissolve any anger, hatred and destruction. I call the process I just described the Vibrational Ascension Process. It is part of my Quantum Calibration System. It applies to everything on our planet, including the relations between sexes.

How these differences developed

They developed historically due to biological differences between men and women: women gave birth, while men hunted. This division of labor, necessary in the olden days, gradually made men stronger physically. Eventually, historic processes took over. Women stayed home, tended to children, making them even weaker physically, while shrinking their entire world to the small space of their own home. In some societies, women never went out other than accompanied by men, and never exercised. It was in fact considered the sign of prosperity and royalty when a woman in a household could afford not to go out or do any work.

An example is the foot binding in China, which made female feet so tiny that the woman could hardly walk. The so called lotus feet were like little stubs –  very ugly – but they were considered beautiful locally as they denoted the coveted life of leisure, therefore trumpeting to the whole world that the prideful man who could afford to OWN such woman, was truly rich.

Such distortions developed to varying degrees in various patriarchal societies based on Male Chauvinism, but equally reinforced by women perceiving themselves more and more as victims. The basis was the general understanding of a patriarchal society that a woman has to be weak and dumb.

In German it is expressed by the well-known 3K: Kinder, Küche, Kirche (German: [ˈkɪndɐ ˈkʏçə ˈkɪʁçə]) – “children, kitchen, church”. Granted, part of the reason for restrictions was to prevent defenceless women from being raped or kidnapped if they went out alone; yet, it was only protection from the standpoint of a woman being a man’s property. Therefore, protecting a woman from rape equaled protecting your property. Of course rape is one of the clear manifestations of the yin-yang unbalanced male chauvinism.

Incidentally, rape can only happen when there is a vibrational match between the perpetrator and a victim. In other words one side – the victim – vibrates at the level of victim, and another side – the perpetrator – however paradoxical it may sound, also vibrates at the level of a victim, albeit the violent one.

Male Chauvinism gradually developed from the times when males became hunters. They began bearing arms. This made them not only ‘bacon-bringers,’ but also protectors of the tribe against any invaders. Eventually, knowing how to use arms made males a threat to women themselves. Men could easily make any woman submit to their will, threatening her with arms, or with their bigger muscles. Later this discrepancy grew, as men became stronger physically, spent more and more time outdoors, thus gaining more physical strength, better health, and more life’s satisfaction. Men branched out to master various professions, conquered new worlds, and became leaders of society. Men’s world was expanding, while women’s world was contracting.

While we have biological differences, we are still the same species, with the same aspirations and ways of perceiving the world. Same things make us happy or sad, we need the same for our developement. What does it tell us when the 19th century’s celebrated author such as Jane Austen had to publish her novels as Anon, because it was believed that books written by a woman wouldn’t sell? What does this do to a person’s psyche? How does the young generation grow up knowing they will be locked up for life once they get married?

I’ll tell you more: should we still live in the same sad and gruesome world as described above, you would have never heard from me, and perhaps, you would have never known the truths I reveal through my writing. Just imagine how much duller and smaller our world would have been if we were deprived from so many beautiful and important things the actualized Sacred Feminine can bring to our lives.

The old patriarchal world had to go.

Here is how revolutions in our 3D world work: anything that is outmoded has to either leave peacefully, or it will be thrown out through violent change. When the 20th century brought us the rise in revolutionary changes of all sorts, the Russian revolutions being at the forefront, women’s rights also went to the forefront of such fight. International Women’s Day, March 8th, started out as women’s movement for equal rights and also against war. In Russia it grew into annual celebration of women, quickly becoming international. Women on most continents now celebrate March 8th as their holiday.

It has to be noted that USA was one of the last countries to recognize women’s equality.

When I first arrived in the US in 1990, I was shocked to hear stories by corporate women about how much discrimination exists in the work place. To me these stories seemed like a twilight zone. Although the USSR wasn’t perfect, in Russia there was no such discrimination. My mother made more than my father, had a bigger office and generally was more visible. It wasn’t the case everywhere, but Soviet society was very liberal and progressive – in a good sense.

At my first corporate US job a young colleague told me that she was the first female in her family to graduate college because before that it was considered a waste to educate women (and we are talking the end of the 20th century!); another older woman added that she was always very bright, but in her generation women could only become secretaries. That’s what she became. At her ripe age, she still was a secretary to our MALE boss. I listened to all that, my eyes wide. I simply couldn’t grasp why these women kept complaining; so it was like that before, but it isn’t so any more. Go ahead, change your life – become anyone you want. Yet, they still held on to their pain and steeped in their resentment. Mind you, the women I’d described were nothing like the rampant feminists Emil described in his comment. They really wanted to fit in and were law-abiding corporate slaves. But the above just demonstrates how deeply this resentment runs in Western society.

Sometimes it receives its outlet in the active denial of anything to do with being feminine, such as hating the color pink. It also becomes a denial of the other side of our yin-yang equation, men, while blaming men for any problems, past, present and future. But let’s not throw the baby out with bath water. All this notwithstanding, there are still legitimate situations in the world when it is necessary to speak up for women’s rights where they get abused. All the above is called feminism.

The West created the monster called feminism through its historic distortions and denial. This phenomenon hardly makes a dent in other parts of the world.

And it goes much further. For most of the 20th century for GEOPOLITICAL REASONS US and some other Western countries, such as Sweden, tried to suppress and deny to women March 8 as the official international women’s holiday. As we know, US still doesn’t recognize March 8, celebrating a ‘Mother’s day’ in may, which denotes domesticity as opposed to the Sacred Feminine balance. The same happened with another important international day: May 1, or May Day, considered throughout the world The Day of Workers (Labor Day). Both holidays were introduced by Russia/USSR. As the old Russian joke goes: To spite my enemy, I will kill my goat so my children would have no milk. This is exactly what USA has done by transferring labor day from May to September.

If you deny something exists, it won’t vanish. If you suppress something, it will eventually come out in ugly forms. That’s how feminism happened in the West. It was an angry and rebellious response to past injustices and the suppression of rights.

The reason there was no feminism in the USSR was this: USSR was the very first country in the world to afford women equal rights. In 1918 one of the first decrees by Lenin was to allow women equal voting rights. For years after, women were denied voting rights in the West. Moreover, the West had to start liberalizing women’s rights, allowing women to vote specifically because of Russia/USSR example. For the survival of their system, they couldn’t afford to seem less progressive than the USSR.

Therefore, feminism appeared and remains in societies, in which there are still a lot of unresolved historic and geopolitical issues relative to justice, equality and women’s rights.

It is important to also understand that human minds play awful tricks on us. In the 19th century England Luddites were destroying factory machines because they blamed machines for their disenfranchisement and impoverishment. They couldn’t understand that machines were just a tool in the hands of the few capitalists who exploited them. Some women see the sorry state of the world full of wars, conflict and injustice, and assume (only partially correctly) that men are behind it all. From thereon a faulty conclusion is made that men are the source of all evil. I have to say that Catholic church for centuries embedded in human psyche that women were the source of temptation and all evil (with all priests again being male).

Is it any surprise that there is a backlash against past and present injustices in the form of extreme feminism?

Male chauvinism is the opposite side of the same spectrum: it has developed not because of suppression. It is an unevolved, low-level-soul response to the fact that men were too free and were allowed too much. This is a response to the all-permissivenes of one class as opposed to another class. The unevolved among men would perceive that as a confirmation that they were superior compared to women, and therefore, they owned women.

Another two reasons for male chauvinism are: 1. primal survival fear gone berserk, as described above; 2. panic, confusion and feeling overwhelmed by taking responsibility, which creates a backlash in the form of lashing out and oppressing the very people a male is responsible for.

The evolved men would think just the opposite: that they are responsible for women and children, that it is on them that others rely for protection and support. They choose to give and serve, rather than take and abuse.

The times have changed; battles for the equality of the sexes seem to be a thing of the past. Yet, I still find with great surprise that old resentments die hard. All this moldy karma needs to be resolved.

The faster we as a human species understand that we are destined to find a sacred balance between two equally important parts of ourselves, one being yin and another yang, the sooner we will be able to move forward.

Below, we will explore the true mystical essence of the Sacred Feminine and Sacred Masculine. We will also look into the unique role of Russia in all this.

Feminism vs. Sacred Feminine

Let’s just get something very straight: there is a galaxy of difference between ‘Sacred Feminine” and ”Western feminism.” In fact they are opposites not just in form, but also in energetic vibration and spiritual essence. The Sacred Feminine is the exalted, high energetically and spiritually, manifestation of the female energy. It is the receptive and open energy of the nurturing Mother Earth,  its beauty, love and understanding. It is the energy of creation, manifestation and cooperation.

MARCH 8 as a holiday celebrating the contemporary version of the Sacred Feminine

To me personally, International Women’s Day on March 8 embodies the contemporary, assertive and sovereign side of the Sacred Feminine. If we are talking specifically that holiday, it is about a working, socially active woman, but the kind of woman that doesn’t forget her feminine side, who can successfully balance work and home, work and play, work and sexy beauty. It’s also about women as mothers, wives, companions. It’s also about the young maidens, who are just starting to discover what it’s about to be a woman. It is so important for the young women to receive a healthy right of passage, which will give them dignity and foundation to be true to themselves for the rest of their life. (As opposed to that, the imbalanced situation in Sweden, described in Emil’s comment, destroys the fragile psyche of young women, causing huge harm. Those who grow up in such environment will become the lost generation.)

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A woman I described above may look like this, Soviet style (from the March 8 vintage Soviet poster)

In Russia, on March 8, men usually take on all the chores and allow women to relax, treating them as goddesses. I can tell you that it sets the psyche of both young girls and young boys in the right direction, giving them correct foundation of how to live their lives, as they observe their mothers and grandmothers treated with such respect, as they see their mothers showered with attention. Later these boys grow up to be that officer who was helping the old lady across the street. The young girls also receive flowers, often from their brothers, or other boys. They also get lavished with treats. At least that was the case in my day. I hope Russians never lose the sense of how to properly celebrate this holiday.

HOLIDAYS

This vintage Soviet poster reads: March 8, Happy Holiday to our Moms

This kind of celebration imprints on the consciousness of individual people and entire cultures. This is a healthy way of celebrating women’s day.

FEBRUARY 23 and the forgotten Sacred Masculine

On the other hand, since we are talking contemporary holidays, the day that is traditionally celebrated in Russia as Men’s Day is February 23, called officially the Day of the Defender of the Fatherland (formerly, the Day of the Soviet Army). As seen from the name, this day initially started as a holiday for the military and anyone who at any point had served in the army. Very quickly during Soviet times it transformed into the countrywide Men’s Day (now celebrated as such in the entire Russian world, including Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, All of Central Asia; Mongolia, believe it or not; and yes – Ukraine as well).

Tri Bogatiria

The Russian tradition of the protector of the motherland is thousands of years old.

THE THREE BOGATYRS – famous painting by 19th century artist Viktor Vasnetsov, 

depicting the 10th century mythical Russian knights (Bogatyrs) Dobrynya Nikitich, Ilya MurometsAlyosha Popovich

Russia’s karmic role on our Planet Earth is to be the Great Balancer. Therefore, everything Russians do will always lead, or strive, to balancing itself.  These two holidays are that kind of example. If there was only a Women’s Day, men would feel left out. Therefore, Men’s Day was necessary to balance it out. Since in Russia being a defender of the Motherland (Fatherland) was always considered the most important male duty, and practically all men were subject to draft or served at one point in the army, it was logical to unite the two in one. On February 23rd all men, even little boys, usually receive presents from women.

Russians celebrate both holidays lavishly, with lots of concerts, including the official Kremlin, Red Square and the Poklonnaya Gora events; parties, flowers, gifts and fireworks.

Having two holidays, one following another, establishes a wise balance, where no one in society feels left out and everyone has a sense of belonging. At the same time, it prevents the Western lopsidedness Emil is talking about, when one group is always in the news, while the rest feel neglected and maligned.

To me, the biggest achievement of the Russian holidays such as February 23 and March 8 is this: it celebrates the suppressed by human society Sacred Yin and Yang. While March 8 is about SACRED FENININE, February 23 encourages and reminds us about the forgotten and denied SACRED MASCULINE on our planet.

Oh no, Russians don’t use these words, they don’t call their holidays the ‘celebration of the sacred this or that.’ Do you know why? Because they don’t need to intellectualize it – they simply live it. To them it’s not something to achieve or debate – it exists as a natural and logical part of their lives.

It’s in the West that we intellectualize everything. Do you know why? Because we don’t have it in our lives, and therefore, crave it.

Among many other things, Russia is here to teach us how to naturally integrate that coveted balance between yin and yang, that unattainable, it appears for those who live in the West, seamless blend of the Sacred Feminine and Masculine.

The topic of the Sacred Masculine requires a separate discussion. But do you know what Sacred Masculine looks like? There are three most prominent features I always think of. These are:

1. Man as the ultimate protector of life and love, be it his country, the innocent, the weak, the voiceless, or the higher good. The mythical Bogatyrs (or Vytiaz’s) as depicted on the painting above, represent these ultimate protectors.

2. Man as a courageous truthteller, even if it requires self-sacrifice on his part. The medieval scientist Copernicus comes to mind, who was ready to burn, but held on to his truth.

3. At the same time, Sacred Masculine to me is ALWAYS and without exception, a respectful and very tender and protective attitude towards women, as well as animals and Mother Earth. Men who do not respect women can never achieve the mastery that is Sacred Masculine. For example, the theme of a compassionate and gentle to all life hero is very prominent in ancient Russian fairytales.

Similarly, women who do not respect men, are also far and away from the Sacred Feminine.

I have given the example of a contemporary Sacred Masculine manifested in the Russian policeman, who recently threw his car at the incoming vehicle to protect the nine busses full of children from an imminent collision. See post: Russian hero cop rams into incoming car to save children’s lives.

Another manifestation of the Sacred Masculine is Eldad Hagar, a man from  LA, who daily gets into sewers to rescue abandoned and scared dogs, for whom he finds loving homes. I sometimes tweet and post videos of his rescues on Lada Ray Blog. Here are a few of them.

To me, some of the other examples of the manifest Sacred Masculine are: Julian Assange and the truthtellers/whistleblowers of this world; Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR, Donbass, Novorossia) Alexandr Zakharchenko, in whom both the protective Bogatyr and the truthteller sides have manifested. A very similar example is the former Mayor of Sevastopol and one of the men behind the Sevastopol/Crimea uprising against the Kiev junta: Valery Chaliy. Chaliy is a successful electronics entrepreneur, who personally financed alternative school books during Ukraine ‘occupation,’ which ensured that Crimean children didn’t succumb to Soros anti-Russian propaganda. When Vladimir Putin announced that Crimea was officially part of the Russian Federation, this man, who spent 23 years trying to preserve local heritage, who headed the peaceful Sevastopol uprising and referendum, stood on stage next to Putin and cried for all to see.

Some of the other manifestations of the Sacred Masculine are two Russian politicians: Vladimir Putin and Sergey Lavrov.

Alexandr Zakharchenko

Alexandr Zakharchenko, first head of DNR

Calibrations always add much more clarity to the issue and put things in perspective:

Alexandr Zakharchenko, DNR head: calibration 410 – reason, Chi 285 – neutrality/friendliness

Valery Chaliy, Sevastopol head: calibration 400 – reason, Chi 489 – humanity/compassion

Sergey Lavrov, Russian FM: calibration 580 – high creation, Chi 400 – reason

Sacred Feminine

Let’s define yin and yang:

Yin is: female, nurturing, process-oriented, creating, continuing, cooperative, deliberate, wise, deep.

Yang is: male, forward-looking, result-oriented, assertive, light, fire, aggressive, initiating, fast, superficial.

Sacred Feminine constitutes the highest and most harmonious manifestation of the yin on our planet. But it’s not just any yin. It’s the fully self-aware and balanced yin, the one that confidently and organically incorporates just enough yang to be complete and harmonious.

The two definitions that come to mind when thinking about Sacred Feminine are: 1. integrity and 2. effortless royalty. This will manifest in a woman no matter what she does and what she looks like. Incidentally, the same two definitions are true equally for the actualized Sacred Masculine, and again, it has nothing to do with looks, but rather deeds and general energy.

I’m sure any man met such women. They are attractive and sexy without any visible effort. They don’t need to impose themselves on others. Both men and women hang on their every word or applaud their actions. They emanate the air of confidence without being pushy or confrontational. They can compete when necessary, but with grace, and they are most happy cooperating. They can achieve great success, but without forgetting to stop along the way to smell the roses. They can have families and still manage to have a great career, fame, visibility, or whatever lifestyle they choose. They take responsibility, they don’t complain and they don’t blame others for their problems.

Such woman is a sovereign individual. However, these are usually also women who can have balanced and happy marriages, if they choose to marry.

What’s interesting is that some men get scared of the power such women hold. That is because some men are afraid (rightly so) that they are not a match for them. Certainly, this is a man’s own insecurity talking. A smart and aware man, if something like this should happen, will look deep inside to see what’s causing this fear and insecurity. The idea is always to look deep within. That’s where you’ll find your answers.

Men who are fully in touch with their inner world and who are well-adjusted in the outer world, will be drawn to such women on a variety of levels, from romantic to intellectual, friendly, cooperative, etc.

Similarly, such women, especially when young, tend to draw a lot jealousy from other unevolved women, regardless of who they are and regardless of how well-to-do they are or aren’t. Eventually, such women’s deeds and accomplishments start speaking for themselves, and any jealousy is replaced with admiration.

To me, this is how Sacred Feminine is manifesting today in our society. The women I just described are usually very far from what in the West are called ‘feminists.’

Feminism

It’s not by accident that it was born in the West. Just like any distortion, angry feminism has nothing to do with reality and is just a knee-jerk reaction of a small part of women to unresolved personal and societal issues. Fear and Anger are the basis for that: calibrations 100 and 150.

Personal issues may range from a childhood trauma by some women who grew up in an abusive patriarchal household, to dissatisfaction with own life. In either case, it is a reaction to the ills of society, albeit immature and misguided.

Again, what I am describing isn’t the same as protesting the legitimate injustices of our world, which are plenty, and raising your voice for those who cannot speak up for themselves.

Feminism, as described by Emil, is the case of a pendulum swinging too far to the side of patriarchy, and subsequently, as a consequence – too far to the opposite side. Confrontational approach towards March 8th by some embattled feminists in the US or Sweden will never make this into a holiday to celebrate, but rather into an unplesant day to forget. I personally haven’t met such angry feminists, but if they do exist, they only hurt their cause.

By contrast, my post Dear Women! Happy International Women’s Day!, as well as my approach to March 8 calibrates on the level of 580 (high creation/joy) with Chi of 510 (love). Knowing all that, everyone in the world can make a choice – to follow the light… or to stay in the darkness.

The idea is NOT to pit the two genders against each other. Instead of constant nonsensical conflict, we need to move to the future in which both genders are treated as equals and are equally respected not only as humans, but for their unique contribution to society. Both males and females have their own, unique and precious gifts to give. Males are more yang and females are more yin. It is in the unity of both, creating the fully evolved and fully manifest yin-yang union, that we as humanity have a future.

Our 3D reality is built as a contrast, but simultaneously as a dream of re-uniting our yin and yang powers.

We as humanity now have an absolutely unique opportunity to reconcile the two parts of the whole. I often talk about the yin and yang nations and parts of the world. See more in PREDICTIONS. When we all work productively together, when all various cultures’ contributions are appreciated, we can move to the new, very promising era for humanity.

Globally speaking, men and women are already reconciling their differences and work productively together on the levels from home and family, to work and society in general.

Mutual blame game won’t help. I personally have zero problems with either gender, as my readers, who are equally male and female would attest. However, looking around, I see that not everyone is like that. Just like in situations when different countries have to extend a hand and listen to each other in order to create peace, males and females have to do the same.

As someone who regularly makes predictions that have a habit of coming true, I can tell you that this is the only way for humanity to move forward. If humanity fails to create a cooperative society on all levels, it may signify the end of the human experiment as we know it (consider this a warning and a blueprint for action).

Incidentally, as my readers know, per my Earth Shift system, Russia is the global historic and karmic balancer and the only fully manifest yin-yang culture on the planet. But that unique culture was almost destroyed in 1990s, when Russia went through the painful dismantling of the USSR and robber baron privatization and when people were left without jobs. Males started drinking themselves to death, thus weakening the male/yang energy of the country. Females, whose yin energy life creation requires a strong man with whom to have children and who would provide security, stopped giving birth. Many women also started looking for husbands abroad, creating the ‘Russian mail order bride’ phenomenon.

When Putin came to power, Russia quickly grew out of that period, which lasted a mere 8-10 years. What happened in the ’90s is all but a memory now. Russian society has already rebalanced itself and the common to the Russian world yin-yang harmony has been restored. However, in Ukraine, Moldova and some other republics the period of drastic crisis and change is only now maturing, denoting big shake-ups in present and future. You all know my prediction for these changes in Moldova and Ukraine.

Therefore, when the country experiences a distortion and crisis, both men and women start displaying distorted behavior. Back to Emil’s observation about Sweden. Sorry, Emil and my other Nordic readers, but Sweden, along with other Nordic countries is at a very difficult crisis threshold. Sweden is impacted the most. It is evident in how people behave on many levels. Sweden should get ready for some nasty shocks in the next 5-10 years.

When sacred feminine is actualized in the earthly 3D realm, the woman becomes a goddess. She is perceived as a goddess, regardless of her appearance, because this is the light she emanates from within and the beauty she shares with the world. She can be an admired public figure with an important message, or a mother – or both.

Examples of the actualized Sacred Feminine (these are some people who come to my mind – you may think of different examples):

1. Dr. Sahra Vagenknecht, German politician, co-chair of the Die Linke party. On FT I gave examples of her passionate, but well-argumented speeches in Bundestag to oppose Angela Merkel’s policies.

2. Michele Knight, popular astrologer from the UK, lovingly takes care of a large number of animals on her farm, from donkeys and horses, to parrots, peacocks and dogs. Looks don’t matter – energy does. Michele is very large and beautiful. She had a difficult and abusive childhood, which is the case with most earth angels. Despite that, she rose to create a dream life for herself, preserving her cheerful and loving nature.

3. Doreen Virtue, accomplished spiritual author, speaker and business woman, used to be a single mother of 3, now happily married, adopted a large number of shelter animals. I mentioned her in my Calibrations videos.

3. Elena Isinbaeva, one of the world’s most accomplished athletes, multiple Olympic and world gold medalist, 7-time world record holder and model. Also one of my Calibration videos examples. Elena Isinbayeva rocks the Russian anthem (Russian anthem rock-style by Nikolay Rastorguev and Lyube)

5. Valentina Tereshkova, first woman cosmonaut, First Woman in Space (1963). On takeoff, she famously said: ‘Hey, the Sky, take off your hat.’

Examples of the actualized unified Sacred Feminine & Sacred Masculine (like before, you may think of entirely different examples, but this is what comes to my mind)

6. Lyudmila Zykina, her son Yulian and the Russian Army Choir performing Mother and Son (by Pachmutova and her husband, poet Dobronravov)

Song was written in late 90s especially for the great Russian singer Zykina and her son, who embody all the passion, love, talent and trials Russia had gone through. It seemed at the time that all was lost, but the song boldly proclaimed a spiritual, truly yin-yang-balanced hope and faith. It is the song of awakening and prophecy.

It’s beautiful and dramatic as everything larger than life Zykina and Yulian tended to sing. Alas, found no half-decent translation of this song, so I’ve decided to translate the refrain myself, to give you all some idea.

Refrain:

The land of our ancestors, save our faith.

The only way to live is by taking the truth in with our every breath.

With us always are the Mother and Son and the Sacred Soul – the holy trinity of the eternal Rus.

Only the temple of the ultimate truth with stand the test of time –

We will return to our source,

And for as long as Russia is alive, we are destined to sing and cry together.

And for as long as Russia is alive, we are destined to sing and cry together.

2. Alexandra Pakhmutova – called “the woman, whom people sing.” Tiny, less than 5 foot tall, one of the most famous composers of the USSR and Russia’s most celebrated song writer of the past 50 years. I give a lot of examples of her songs in my awesome Soviet Songs compilation: Raising Chi Against Hatred: The Suppressed Story of Russian Songs that Unite World Cultures. Bubbly, very approachable, happily married to the life-time partner in song writing, lyricist Dobronravov. This tiny woman and her other half, managed together to express in their songs the hopes and dreams of several generations of Russians.

Check out the unlikely looks of this goddess of song and her divine creations in the beginning of this documentary.

Gorgeous song by Pakhmutova and Dobronravov The Russian Waltz. Also performed by Yulian. The whole composition is a poetic representation of the yin-yang unity and balance. The actualized Sacred Feminine-Masculine unity in song and dance:

3. I have noticed that the subscription to FuturisTrendcast is half men and half women. This is how you know if the Sacred Feminine has been actualized in its most balanced form. It is always a spectacular balance between the yin (feminine) and yang (masculine), visible in the energy of a person. Both men and women are drawn toward such energy.

Read related:

Dear Women! Happy International Women’s Day!

My earlier article, with more details:  March 8, Happy International Women’s Day!

Recent piece – more about 3D contrast and yin-yang balance: The Energy is Shifting! Together, We Have Averted the Worst Outcome!

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War on All Fronts: McDonalds May Be Booted out of Russia; Latvia Bans Russian Superstars; Why did Yatsenyuk Resign; Repatriation of Russian Capital

McDonald’s to be Booted out of Russia?

The announcement I just saw says that Russia may ban some of the McDonald’s burgers sold in Russia due to the fact that nutritional values of the burger ingredients advertised do not correspond with actual nutritional value in the final product. The Public Health Control of the Novgorod Region initiated a lawsuit against McDonald’s in the Moscow court. Cheeseburger, the most popular burger sold by McDonald’s, may be the subject of this ban. There is a strong anti-McDonald’s movements in Russia. As profit margins plunge as a result of the network’s inability to sell its flagship burger, the Russian court sanctions may result in McDonald’s being squeezed entirely out of the Russian market.

Some of the McDonald’s drinks also fall into this category.

I say, about time! Get rid of this #GMO infested, full of plasticisers and artificial colors/flavors poison!

Link to report in Russian

 

Latvia Blacklists Russian Showbiz Superstars 

Those who read my articles know that I call Latvia one of the “Trojan Horses of the US in Europe.” And it strikes again. Latvia announced that it blacklisted three of the most famous Russian singers, whose songs are mega-popular not only in Russia and the entire Russian world, but in Latvia as well. These are Oleg Gazmanov, Valeriya, and Iosif Kobzon.

Valeriya is a pop-singer known for her angelic looks and strong voice, who’s popular internationally. Iosif Kobzon is a legend of the Russian stage. I remember him singing when I was just a child. Seems like he’d been there forever. Being Jewish, Kobzon is a huge patriot of Russia. Oleg Gazmanov appeared on Russian stage in the 1990s. I only discovered him a few years ago on YouTube, and loved this raspy voice, energetic presentation, and the power projected by his songs.

MOSKVA – (Moscow) by Oleg Gazmanov and the Alexandrov Red Army Choir (posted by a German fan):

The Sailor-girl by young Oleg Gazmanov, early 1990s. Check out his athletic somersaults! Олег Газманов – Морячка

 Иосиф Кобзон – Я люблю тебя, жизнь – I Love You, Life – by Yosif Kobzon and the Alexandrov Red Army choir. This song is one of the beloved unofficial anthems of Russia.

This particular performance was probably recorded in the very beginning of the 2000s, when Russia just started recovering after Putin came to power. In the beginning, Kobzon says, “Thank you, all, for keeping the faith and for coming out of it with flying colors (out of the catastrophic 1990s – LR). Always love life!” In the audience you can see the singer Alexander Gradsky, whose song I mentioned in Russia’s NEW Ambitious Anti-Dollar Move: $150 bln Investment in Baikal-Amur Railroad. Also, singing along in the audience is the famous (infamous?) ex-mayor of Moscow, Yury Luzhkov.

 

Иосиф Кобзон,  Журавли – CRANES (original recording 1971). One of the most beautiful and legendary Soviet songs about the soldiers who perished in the Great War (WWII), turning into white cranes.

Valeriya – ВАЛЕРИЯ: Otpusti menya – Let Me Go

I love Russian songs & Russian movies, and so I try to share them with my readers whenever I get the chance. You can find much more beloved Soviet music hits here; best contemporary Russian songs here; I started posting Russian movies here; my articles, beautiful imagery, history, and lots of other cool stuff about Russia here.

Latvia is tiny and unimportant in the grand scheme of things. However, the problem with being blacklisted and banned from entry into Latvia for a Russian singer is this: the Baltic resort of Yurmala, near Riga, Latvia, traditionally hosts the international Russian song festival, The New Wave – Novaya Volna. The event attracts the best singers, as well as many Russian tourists. It is said that Latvia would have been bankrupt a long time ago, if not for the influx of cash left there by the Russian tourists and Russian festivals. It is well-known that Latvia has been teetering on the brink of an economic collapse for years, ever since it joined the EU. Fully 1/3, or more, of the country’s population works as guest workers abroad, while the industry built there by Russians during Soviet times has been destroyed after Latvia became independent. Latvian agriculture, which used to be pretty good, was destroyed so it couldn’t compete with Western European agriculture.

It appears the three singers irritated Latvian authorities by their patriotic stance. The problem is, all three are long-term fixtures at the Novaya Volna festival.

It is abundantly clear that this move by Latvian authorities is masterminded by the US and is part of the anti-Russian sanctions. Why? This is a signal and intimidation tactic for the sake of all other Russian artists. Don’t dare be patriotic, don’t dare support Donbass and Novorossia against the Kiev junta, don’t dare support Putin. Otherwise, you’ll be stonewalled. Of course it is clear that many Russian artists also have financial assets in the West. It could be bank accounts, villas on the French Riviera and more. This is a hint: you assets are next. This is yet another way to scare the Russian elites, be it political, business or artistic, into toeing the line prescribed by the US.

This is the old, known the world over, tactic by the West and the US. However, it doesn’t seem to be working any more. US power is waning and cracks in the lopsided US-centric system are starting to show everywhere, as I predicted since the beginning of the Ukraine crisis.

Russians are now talking about moving the massive Novaya Volna musical festival to a Russian city. Several cities expressed desire to host it. To me, #Sochi, or #Yalta in the #Crimea, would be a natural fit. Or it could be conducted in different cities every year. Just a thought.

There is another famous Russian festival that is conducted every summer in Latvia’s Yurmala. It’s called Muzikalny Kivin  – the Musical Kivin – and it’s part of the KVN, which is the longest-running Russian humor/music/wit/young talent competition. KVN is older than me, and I watched it since I was a child. At one point, I even participated in it a little, when I studied at the Odessa University. At that time, the team of the Odessa University, called The Odessa Gentlemen, was the undisputed KVN winner for years. Muzikalny Kivin, the musical humor and wit competition just took place in Yurmala, Latvia. But I wouldn’t be too surprised if it were to be transferred somewhere else as well. I would certainly recommend it.

Further consolidation of the Russian society is the likely result of this affront. And Latvia? Well, it’ll eventually lose the life-saving income from the Russian festivals and summer tourists. When the US-dollar-denominated 30 pieces of silver dry up, what will they do?

On another, related note: I predicted previously that Russia will only benefit long-term from Western sanctions

Four biggest benefits are:

1. Consolidation of the Russian society.

2. A more realistic assessment of who is a friend and who isn’t.

3. Re-orientation of the Russian economy from the West to Asia and inwards, with more attention paid to inner infrastructure, domestic industry, development and financing (instead of dollar or euro denominated loans/financing predominant now).

4. Last but not least – the repatriation of the Russian capital located abroad, which will be accelerating as Russians stop trusting the Western banking and business climate. This eventually will turn into a huge exodus, resulting in a loss, if not a catastrophe, for the European banking/real estate and business.

Why Did Yatsenyuk Resign?

A quick remark on the resignation of the Ukraine PM, #Yatsenyuk. It is well known, and it was caught on tape, that Yatsenyuk was literally appointed as Ukraine Prime Minister personally by Victoria Nuland, the Asst US State Dept Secretary; the same Victoria Nuland who bragged publicly to the Washington Press Club in December 2013 that US spent $5bln to subvert Ukraine.

So, Yatsenyuk fulfilled the task entrusted to him by his Washington handlers: he successfully destroyed Ukraine. Ukraine industrial base is in a shambles after bombings of eastern Ukraine and mass exodus out of the country; Ukraine agriculture is in bad shape as a result of war; Ukraine will run out of gas by fall – and the entire country runs on natural gas; pensions and social benefits have been halved.

As a result of a crisis, war and economic collapse, in the spring, Ukrainian currency, grivna, started tanking mercilessly, resulting in hyper-inflation. I heard interviews in which people from different areas of Ukraine complained that inflation was 50-70% monthly, and the elderly couldn’t afford medicine and utilities. But Kiev’s friends and bosses from across the Atlantic promptly tweaked something in the fake financial markets they operate out of Wall Street, and oh miracle! – the worthless grivna of the bankrupt country suddenly became stable! 

But if you can pretend collapse isn’t happening in the fake, computer-generated currency market, you can’t pretend in real life. The country is collapsing on all fronts and disintegrating at the seams. The new #maidan revolution is expected again by next spring. As a result of the Boeing 777 downing by the Ukraine military, all countries banned their planes from flying over Ukraine. Ukraine is an important international flight corridor; it gets $200mln annually in fees for the usage of its airspace. Add this loss to all other accomplishments of the Kiev junta.

Yatsenyuk, as Ukraine unelected PM, presided over the collapse of the country. He knows that retribution is coming. He doesn’t want to stick around when the collapse becomes visible to all. The biggest rat of all is leaving the sinking ship. He was there to destroy – someone else will have to clean up his mess.

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