March 01, 2005

Letters to the Editor

To the Editors:

Your latest [Jan/Feb 2005] Russian Life was charming and always makes me proud of my Russian heritage....

However, I request most fervently that articles like that authored by Eric Helque never be printed again in Russian Life.  His use of the word “durak” (fool) some 16 times is amateurish at best, and infers with tongue-in-cheek that this term is used by Russians when referring to Ukrainians. With vague mockery he rails that the Russian masses never held rallies to protest government-sponsored events.  Of course, he forgot, or never knew, that masses of Russian Orthodox believers, together with His Beatitude Patriarch Alexis II, met in Moscow Square to proudly proclaim “Christ Is Risen” on Pascha many years go (when it was frowned upon) and still do it now when it isn’t.  THIS is important to them.

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