Happy Old New Year, and wishing everyone much prosperity & abundance in 2017!
The nostalgic and fun holiday, called The Old New Year, is celebrated on January 13-14 in all of the Russian World.
The traditions for this cool holiday include a very generous table, brimming with traditional Russian foods, such as large, round Russianbliny served with butter, honey, various preserves and caviar, as well as sweets, fruits and Russian tea from the colorful samovar. Groups of well-wishers, dressed in traditional Russian outfits, walk around their village or neighborhood and throw seeds, beans or grains mixed with money, to wish their neighbors and friends prosperity and abundance. This is called ‘Schedrikha’ : the abundance sharing ritual.
It’s also traditional to have sled snow rides, the pinnacle of which are the Russian troika rides: troika means three horses riding as one. People also have snow fights, build snow men and snow or ice terema (castles).
After the Schedrikha ritual another ritual would be performed: burning a stack of hay, which symbolizes burning away any old and hamful energy. As the hay burns, Russians join hands and dance around the fire in the traditional Russian Khorovod. Then, the bravest leap over the burning hay. This seals the ritual, symbolizing the surmounting of any life’s difficulties.
This video is from Tiraspol, Pridnestrovie, where traditions are alive and well. Some of the customs, table and Russian attire start at 0:10 and continue at 0:40.
Pridnestrovie (often referred to in the West as Transnistria) is the breakaway republic of the former Moldavia (Moldova), which proclaimed its intention to join Russia.
I explain a lot about Moldova and Pridnestrovie in this 2014 video on my YT channel:
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NEW EARTH SHIFT REPORT 15:
RUSSIAN POLITICS & 2016 DUMA ELECTIONS
This week’s event No. 1 are the Russian Duma Elections of September 18. These Duma (Russian parliament) Elections serve as a crucial preview, setting up the stage for Russian Presidential Elections 2018. Russian political scene is both misrepresented and vastly misunderstood in the West. Timed to the date, I will have a new ESR15 which will reveal the intricacies and truths of the fast-evolving Russian political scene, along with election analysis and predictions.
You will recall me reserving the numerologically powerful numbers 10 and 11 for some very special Earth Shift Reports. Therefore, the long-awaited Special ESR10: THE CRIMEA FACTOR will be released towards the end of September!
In October and November 2016 I plan two release 2 very important Earth Shift Reports talking about: 1. US Presidential Elections; 2. Why did so many analysts were wrong in their predictions about US collapse? Why didn’t the US collapse predicted by so many happen to date? I’ll reveal my view and the secrets I’ve only told my private clients.
Crimea 2.0? Breakaway Pridnestrovie (Transnistria) Announces Intention to ReUnite with Russia
The breakaway Republic of Pridnestovie (PMR, aka Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic) announced its intention to join Russian Federation. During Soviet time Pridnestrovie, populated in almost equal parts by Russians, Ukrainians and Moldavians, was the most developed part of Moldavian SSR. In fact, this extremely slim (no more than 20-25 kilometers across) long sliver of land by the River Dniestr supported the rest of the agricultural Moldavia.
A brutal civil war ensued between Moldavia and Pridnestrovie in 1992 after Kishinev nationalists – who can better be described as pro-Romanian separatists – tried to annex Moldova to Romania. That didn’t work, as Pridnestrovians proclaimed independence, refusing to be turned into Romanians. Kishinev (Chisinau) together with Romania sent tanks and heavy artillery to shell Pridnestrovie’s most vulnerable key city of Bendery. Bendery was my favorite quiet and hospitable town growing up, about which I still keep some very fond memories.
Russia had to send UN mandated peacekeepers to stop the attack on Bendery and Pridnestrovie. The whole situation painfully resembles the present attack by Kiev against Donetsk and Lugansk. But at the time, the outcome was different for three reasons:
1. Russia still preserved most clout over ex-Soviet republics and ex-satellites.
2. UN was still more or less independent and US/NATO/WEST were yet afraid to be so bold as to openly subvert countries against Russia.
3. In my firm opinion, Moldavians are generally more peaceful people than those who live in Kiev/ central/ western Ukraine.
If the whole Ukraine was like the peaceful, trade and fun oriented Odessa, then Ukraine wouldn’t be in such mess. Now that western Ukraine Bandera ukro-nazis completely infiltrated Odessa, peace is gone from my beloved city. The north-south stretched Odessa Oblast (in green on map) hugs the north-western Black Sea coast to the east and breakaway Pridnestrovie to the west.
Only after Russian army’s threat to keep moving until they dine in Bucharest, Romanian/Kishinev aggressors stopped the attack an withdrew their hardware. The whole conflict left an indelible scar on Moldavian psyche. After that the idea of joining Romania became progressively less and less popular.
However, the idea for Moldova to join Customs Union with Russia recently began gaining popularity. There are a lot of political entanglements in Moldova, which are revealed in ESR8and my FT articles on Moldova and Pridnestrovie (you can find them via FT search).
Billboard with PMR flag and crest on it says; “Pridnestrovie will endure!”
Meanwhile, Pridnestrovie, with new capital in the industrial Tiraspol, didn’t waste any time and in 25 years it managed not only to preserve its heritage, but also to build a strong self-governing foundation, with its own laws, parliament, currency and legal institutions. All this had to be done in the midst of a brutal blockade by Moldova. The blockade was joined by Ukraine after 2014 Kiev coup. Ukraine’s blockade from the other side made it even harsher. Kiev acted contrary to signed international agreements, which spelled out Kiev’s neutrality and intermediary obligations towards Pridnestrovie.
There is a very good reason for Kiev being all prickly and insecure about Pridnestrovie: having made a choice of becoming anti-Russia on Russian borders, it in turn compromised its own borders. Previously neutral to friendly relations with Russia and Pridnestrovie, not to mention Donbass, turned into suspicion and hostility. What’s behind it is Kiev’s acute realization of the fact that Odessa would much prefer to be with Pridnestrovie. Kiev is afraid to lose the prized Odessa Oblast and the entire Black Sea coast should Pridnestrovie join Russia and parts of Ukraine decide to follow suit.
In 2006 Pridnestrovie had a nationwide referendum during which 97.2% of citizens voted to join Russia as a subject of the Russian Federation. In 2014 a similar referendum took place in the Moldavian autonomy of Gagauzia (still part of Moldova), where 95% of people voted to join Eurasian Union with Russia and secede, if Moldova joins Romania.
On September 9, 2016 Pridnestrovie President Shevchuk (incidentally, a Ukrainian name) ordered his government to begin acting on the will of the people expressed in 2006 referendum. The laws of the republic are to be quickly harmonized with the laws of Russia in order to prepare legal basis for joining the Russian Federation.
This is a very serious development with huge and very important political, psychological and economic consequences. Eventually, this will create an avalanche effect in other parts.
This is a developing story! I will have all the new developments, with complete PRIDNESTROVIE analysis, prognosis and predictions regarding the timing and prospect for it joining Russia in the upcoming Special ESR10: THE CRIMEA FACTOR!
The comprehensive PRIDNESTROVIE (Transnistria) and Moldova story, as well as the story of the neighboring Odessa, is available in ESR8: BLACK SEA GAMBIT. To gain the full picture and complete understanding, please read this timely Earth Shift Report!
I also described how the Pridnestrovie conflict happened and how Russians were able to quickly stop it in my bestselling ESR5: SYRIA GAME CHANGER.
Just as poignant and timely, please also watch my comprehensive video/audio YT report:
Pridnestrovie vs Moldova: Eurasian Union vs EU (LadaRayLive 2)
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