Monday, March 17, 2014

Our Lady of Smolensk 2010 Crash

 Above image - Radio Maria present on the stage of the protests in Maiden square, 18th February 2014
 Above image - the city of Smolensk inside the area of maximum expansion of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
 Above image - Putin and pope Francis (SJ Bergoglio soldier of SJ NIcholas and SJ Kolvenbach) in Rome, 25th November 2013. Article of The Telegraph reported in Douglas Willinger's  Putin Meets Pope Frances S.J.
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     A great symbolic allusion to crush the dreams of Lech Kaczynsky who wanted to strenghten the ties with Ukraine following the spirit of the old Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth; those dreams were crushed down with a TU-154 M exactly where that Commonwealth was blocked definitively in 1654:
Listen to that radio interview right at 36:20- about Germany and Poland
Here's the text from 36:20

You mentioned Poland and Lithuania pushing for some change in Ukraine…
What is your sense of the German role in all of this?
Well that’s the sidebar story but an important one. I can’t claim expertise on it but I looked into it asked people, and it appears to have this pre-history.
Poland is very nervous about Germany’s growing role in Europe.
So Poland wanted some empire of its own, like it …[once had]. It wanted Ukraine … to offset German economic and political influence. Meanwhile Germans has been talking about a more assertive foreign policy- taking more leadership. Now you got to remember that the wounds of WW2 are not completely healed; so when you tell a Polish citizen of a certain generation that Germany’s going to get more assertive, they get a little worried. So they wanted to enhance their sphere of influence economically and politically, and Poland was the ticket.

     Above comments of Douglas Willinger under "Poland and Lithuania members of EUROGENDFOR [case closed]" of  Sunday, March 16, 2014   - URL:

The excerpt comes from an interview reported in Douglas Willinger's  

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Reincarnation of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth & Eastern Germany

From Wikipedia:

"Although spared the Mongol armies in 1240, Smolensk paid tribute to the Golden Horde, gradually becoming a pawn in the long struggle between Lithuania and the Grand Duchy of Moscow. The last sovereign monarch of Smolensk was Yury of Smolensk; during his reign the city was taken by Vytautas the Great of Lithuania on three occasions: in 1395, 1404, and 1408. After the city's incorporation into the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, some of Smolensk's boyars (e.g., the Sapiehas) moved to Vilnius; descendants of the ruling princes (e.g., the Tatishchevs, Kropotkins, Mussorgskys, Vyazemskys) fled to Moscow.
With tens of thousands of people living there, Smolensk was probably the largest city in 15th-century Lithuania. Three Smolensk regiments proved decisive during the Battle of Grunwald against the Teutonic Knights. It was a severe blow to Lithuania when the city was taken by Vasily III of Russia in 1514. To commemorate this event, the Tsar founded the Novodevichy Convent in Moscow and dedicated it to the icon of Our Lady of Smolensk.

In order to repel future Polish–Lithuanian attacks, Boris Godunov made it his priority to heavily fortify the city. The stone kremlin constructed in 1597–1602 is the largest in Russia. It features thick walls and numerous watchtowers. Heavy fortifications did not prevent the fortress from being taken by the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1611 after a long twenty-month siege, during the Time of Troubles and Dimitriads. Weakened Muscovy temporarily ceded Smolensk land to the Commonwealth in the Truce of Deulino and for the next forty-three years it was the seat of Smolensk Voivodeship.
To recapture the city, the Tsardom of Russia launched the so-called "Smolensk War" against the Commonwealth in 1632. After a defeat at the hands of king Wladislaw IV, the city remained in Polish–Lithuanian hands. In 1632, the Uniate bishop Lew Kreuza built his apartments in Smolensk; they were later converted into the Orthodox Church of Saint Barbara. The hostilities resumed in 1654 when the Commonwealth was being affected by the Khmelnytsky Uprising and the Swedish invasion. After another siege, on September 23, 1654, Smolensk was recaptured by Russia. In the 1667 Truce of Andrusovo, the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth finally renounced its claims to Smolensk.
Smolensk is among the oldest Russian cities. The first recorded mention of the city was 863 AD, two years after the founding of ancient Rus'. According to Russian Primary Chronicle, Smolensk (probably located slightly downstream, at the archaeological site of Gnezdovo) was located on the area settled by the West Slavic Radimichs tribe in 882 when Oleg of Novgorod took it in passing from Novgorod to Kiev.
The Principality of Smolensk was founded in 1054."

From Wikipedia:

"The Radimichs (also Radimichi) (Radymicze in Polish, Радзiмiчы in Belarusian, Радимичи in Russian; Радимичі in Ukrainian), were a tribe of West Slavs [1][2] of the last few centuries of the 1st millennium, which inhabited upper east parts of the Dnieper down the Sozh River and its tributaries. The name probably derives from the name of the forefather of the tribe - Radim.
They continued living on their land, gradually assimilating with neighboring tribes and peoples and forming the Belarusian nationality. Subsequently, the lands of the Radimichs became a part of the Chernihiv and Smolensk principalities.
It has been claimed that recently discovered higher percentage of Central European Genetic Marker M458 in areas around Smolensk, which cannot be traced to more recent Polish immigration is due to the Radimichs autochtonic settlement there. There is also similar marker that shows maximum in Poland and on areas of Vyatichi and Radimichs, which was called 'Vyatichi-West'. ."

      In the Thirty Years' War Poland was on Catholic side and  Russia on the side of the Protestants, but we must ask ourselves how much religious interests had the Catholic center of the Counter-Reformation front, the Habsburg family, in to be in good relations also with the first tzar of Romanov who, at the same time, was formally supporting the Protestant front.....: 

  ".....Before that time Sweden waged war with Poland-Lithuania and couldn't support the Protestant States properly. By that reason the king Gustav II enlisted support of the tsar Michael I who also supported the Habsburgs and had an intention to get back Smolensk. The Smolensk War became a separate conflict but an integral part of Thirty Years' confrontation......"
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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Lady of War flying over Ukraine?


Monday, March 10, 2014

The spy who came - II

1 comment:


    "This country became a place of shelter for heretics” - Cardinal Hozjusz papal legate to Poland.