Skovoroda, Hryhorii (Gregory)  1722 12 03  – 1794 09 11











..studied quite a long time in Kiev, between 1734 – 53 – first music and finally theology..  After his dismissal from the college he abandoned any hope of securing a regular position and spent the rest of his life wandering about eastern Ukraine, particularly Slobodska Ukraine. Material support from friends enabled him to devote himself to reflection and writing. Most of his works were dedicated to his friends and circulated among them in manuscript copies..

The russian ministry of justice have entered the rights-activist organization “Soldiers mothers of S:t Petersburg” in a register over non-commercial organizations which are judged to be “foreign agents”. RIA-Novosti announce about it with links to the ministry.

The Russian Ministry of Justice

“ the register -…- have been entered reports about the fund ‘Institute for the development of free information’ and about the regional  rights-activist organization in S:t Petersburg ‘Soldiers mothers of S:t Petersburg’, on the basis of representations made by the Prosecutor in S:t Petersburg“, – it is said in a message.
As is known the Committee for Soldiers Mothers recently  informed actively about the russian soldiers that are fallen or wounded in Ukraine.
According to their information there are about 15 000 russian soldiers fighting in Ukraine, and there are details about 400 fallen or wounded.
(the above according to Ukrainian Pravda , which quotes russian media)


 CNN, New York Times, BBC

(Mostly russian articles linked in this post)
Try to get any idea of what is happening in the eastern regions of Ukraine!
I’ve looked at a few headlines today. What information can you trust?
It is clear that there is a giant question how Ukraine will survive the winter without Russian gas .
Or if not the Communist Party, in fact, should be brought to a ” Nürnberg “tribunal.

But an article in ” Pravda Ukrainskaya ” was dedicated to a pastor – unknown to me before I read this –  who has gone in to rescue people from the fighting in Slovyansk, and after the city was taken over by the Ukrainian army a few days ago, to supply it with food:

The story of the shepherd who saved his flock – about Petr Dudnik that do not divide people into “us” and “them”, but consider everybody as “us”.
The main transit point for refugees is located in Izjum, a city in the Kharkiv region, just north of Slovyansk . Here, on “Church Road”, at a building over which a plate with the words “The Good News The Parish” is set, buses regularly  drive with people who have decided to leave their homes. “When the militia placed a machine gun right on my property, then I understood that it is time to leave” – said a woman that has come from Slovyansk. “- They asked us nothing. And we said nothing. If you say something, then they directly send you to dig ditches.” The retired Galina holding a Pekingese in a leash and cries loudly. Two of her sons have gone from Slovyansk to Russia, and left her alone. Now they are prepared to send the woman to Zaporozche. “I do not want to go anywhere”, – complains the old woman with tears – “There is my home … maybe I will go back there right away.”

DudnikPetr Dudnik, who is pastor of “The Good News” (with background among initiative-baptists – “initiativniki” ) in Slovyansk, and one of those who have formed the charity fund “Sail of Hope”, shrugs.
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