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Diary Blog, 16 June 2022

Morning music

[Spetsnaz officer exits plane over Vasilievsky Island, St. Petersburg]
[Shishkin, Before the Storm]

On this day a year ago

Tweets seen

Is this the moment in history when the West actually goes mad?

Brings to my mind the day when I met the Metropolitan of Kiev, the second-ranking bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church. That was in the early 1980s, in London. A diminutive person with a beard seemingly almost as long as his body. He gave me a bottle of export Moskovskaya vodka (now sadly all-but-unobtainable in the UK, and I think not even manufactured in its original version).

That was also the first time I saw kefir. The Metropolitan was drinking it at breakfast in his small hotel, the De Vere, a place in Kensington High Street, and used quite often by the not-far-away Soviet Embassy.

I heard some ridiculous little bastard, a “Conservative” MP, on the pathetic BBC Radio 4 PM show yesterday, bleating about “smugglers”. We should be deterring the migrant-invaders first. As to “people-smugglers”, there should be ordered a covert operation to kill them.

More music

The above was later used in the Yellow River Concerto:

Late tweets

I would make a heartfelt suggestion, but in view of the police-state repression now existent in the UK, I shall keep it to myself for now.

Intelligent speech and Jess Phillips rarely meet: see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2019/05/07/deadhead-mps-an-occasional-series-the-jess-phillips-story/.

James Patterson. Whoever he may be. Pathetic groveller.

“Diversity” = “No Whites”…

Late music

[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Atterberg]