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The World Congress of Families (WCF) is an international network of pro-family organizations, scholars, leaders and people of goodwill from more than 80 countries that seek to restore the natural
family as the fundamental social unit and the ‘seedbed’ of civil society (as found in the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948). The WCF was founded in 1997 by Allan Carlson and is a
project of The Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society in Rockford, Illinois (www.profam.org). To date, there have been seven World Congresses of Families – Prague (1997), Geneva (1999),
Mexico City (2004), Warsaw (2007), Amsterdam (2009), Madrid (2012) and Sydney (2013). World Congress of Families VIII, "Every Child A Gift: Large Families - The World Congress of Families
describes itself as an international network of pro-family organizations, scholars, and leaders from more than 80 countries that seeks to restore the natural family as the fundamental social unit of
society. Conservatives agree that its work has been very worthwhile on a global basis.
However, its Russian connection is raising eyebrows.
Komov insisted that "Russia's not a communist country anymore" and that Putin and other Russian leaders have not only turned away from their communist past and involvement with the KGB, but are Bible-believing Christians today.
Pavel Parfentiev is the World Congress of Families goodwill Ambassador to the European Institutions, WCF Advisor for the International Human Rights Law, Chair of the Russian NGO "For Family Rights", Managing Director of the FamilyPolicy.ru AG. He's the member of the Local Organizing Committee for the World Congress of Families VIII, Moscow, 2014
'Fight terrorists until full elimination': Putin changes New Year address after Volgograd terror attacks December 31 2013
The deadly suicide attacks in Volgograd forced Vladimir Putin to make changes to his traditional New Year address, with the Russian President promising to wage “a confident, tough and consistent” war on terror until total victory. “
The inhumane terrorist acts in Volgograd” were among the biggest challenges Russia faced in 2013, the Putin said in his address to the nation, broadcast minutes before the New Year. “
"In the time of challenges Russia always stood united and solid,” he stressed. At least 34 people have lost their lives and over 80 injured in two suicide blasts in Russia’s southern city of Volgograd on December 29 and 30, with the president saying:"We bend our head before the victims of the violent terrorist attacks.”
“We’ll lead a confident, tough and consistent battle against the terrorists until their full elimination,” the President promised.
This year, Putin broke the long-time tradition and gave up on the pre-recorded address to the nation, shot at the Kremlin several days before the New Year. On December 31,
Putin made a surprise visit to Khabarovsk, which contains one of the temporary accommodation centers for those who lost their homes in massive floods hitting the Russian Far East this summer. The sudden change of plans resulted in the Russians getting two presidential addresses as Putin recorded his new speech in Khabarovsk.
Investigators, police officers and emergency crews are seen at the site of the suicide bomber attack near the entrance to the train station in Volgograd
It happened in front of the inhabitants of an accommodation center and the soldiers, who battled the natural disaster, invited by the head of the state to welcome in 2014 with him.
The Khabarovsk address turned out to be three minutes longer than the initial speech, with specifics on the Volgograd blasts and the devastating floods in the Far East added. “On New Year’s Eve, the President decided to be with those specific people, who survived this unprecedented catastrophe. And here he addresses them with a felicitation,” Dmitry Peskov, Putin’s press-secretary, told ITAR-TASS news agency. “And this greeting speech has become his New Year address, which means that he, in fact, broke a longstanding tradition,” the spokesman added. Peskov explained the fact that Kamchatka saw the old address by “a technical blunder” as the footage was not sent there in time.
“My dear friends, this year I’m addressing you with a New Year speech not from the Kremlin as usual, but from the Far East,” Putin said in his new address. “I came here to meet the New Year with those, who with honor and dignity passed the test of nature, but can’t celebrate the holiday in their own homes. Together with them, I congratulate the whole of the country and raise my glass to our people, the health of those, who fought the flood, showing compassion and selfless generosity
In August, several big rivers in the Far East, including the Amur and Zeya, burst their banks, which resulted in one of the biggest floods the region has ever seen. 12,000 homes were flooded in Khabarovsk, Amur and Jewish Autonomous Regions, with over 183,000 people affected by the natural disaster. “We’ll support all those, who were affected [by the floods],” the President said. “We’ll do everything that was planned – reconstruct and build everything slated to be reconstructed or built.”
But despite the challenges Putin gave a positive assessment of 2013, “our country became somewhat better, more convenient, more prosperous and succeeded in persistently defending its interests in international affairs,” he stressed.
As for Russia’s main tasks in 2014, Putin said that a lot has to be done “in the economy, in improving the lives of people and assuring their safety,” with another important issue on the agenda being “hosting the Olympics and Paralympics at the highest level.”
FORMER KGB LT COL NOW RUSSIAN PRESIDENT PUTIN: BUILDS 105ft BRONZE STATUE OF "JESUS" IN SYRIA!
Statue of Jesus erected on Syrian hilltop Warring factions hold truce to allow giant bronze creation to be set up overlooking ancient pilgrimage route •• http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/02/statue-jesus-erected-syrian-hilltop • • Associated Press • • Saturday 2 November 2013 14.25 GMT
Workers prepare to install a statue of Jesus on Mount Sednaya, Syria. Photograph: Samir El-Gadban/AP
A London-based charity has erected a giant bronze statue of Jesus on a Syrian hilltop after organising a truce between warrring factions to safeguard its passage from Lebanon.
The statue stands, arms outstretched, on the Cherubim mountain, overlooking a route pilgrims took from Constantinople to Jerusalem in ancient times. The statue is 12.3 metres (40ft) tall and stands on a base that brings its height to 32 metres.
The delivery of the statue is the result of eight years work which has been set back by the civil war that followed the March 2011 uprising against President Bashar al-Assad.
Christians and other minorities are all targets in the conflict, and the statue's safety is not guaranteed. It stands among villages where some fighters, linked to al-Qaida, have little sympathy for Christians.
Project organiser Samir al-Ghadban said it was worth erecting the statue, created by an Armenian sculptor, because "Jesus would have done it".
Ghadban said the main armed groups in the area – Syrian government forces, rebels and the local militias of Sednaya, the Christian town near the statue site – stopped fighting for three days while the statue was erected.
Photos provided by organisers show it being hauled in two pieces by farm tractors, then lifted into place by a crane. Smaller statues of Adam and Eve stand nearby.
The project, called I Have Come to Save the World, is run by the London-based St Paul and St George Foundation, of which Ghadban is the director. It was previously named the Gavrilov Foundation, after the Russian businessman Yuri Gavrilov.
Documents filed with the Charity Commission describe it as supporting "deserving projects in the field of science and animal welfare" in England and Russia, but the commission's accounts show it spent less than £250 in the last four years. Ghadban said most of the financing came from private donors.
Russians have been a driving force behind the statue project. The Kremlin is the chief ally of the embattled Assad, and the Orthodox churches in Russia and Syria have close ties.
Ghadban, who is Syrian-Russian and lives in both countries, said he hoped the statue, which was inspired by Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer statue, would in turn inspire Syria's Christians.
Putin talks NSA, Syria, Iran, drones in exclusive RT interview (FULL VIDEO) Published on Jun 12, 2013 Vladimir Putin speaks to RT while visiting the channel in the capital. Various themes were discussed during the interview: Syria, Iran, data surveillance, drones and others. Transcript of the interview here http://on.rt.com/aho27g
America resembling anti-democratic regime - Russia's moment to lead
By John Griffing
In recent decades, Russia has undergone vast political and social reforms underscored by a return to religious roots, the end of Soviet Communism, and new existential threats (among them domestic Islamic radicalism). All of these changes have necessarily resulted in political transformation.
As Russia has changed, its former adversary - the United States of America - has also changed, with breakneck speed. America is in rapid moral and institutional decline - fueled by lawless government leaders and a seismic move away from God (at least the Judeo-Christian God that underpins Russian and Western societies), as well as the parallel rise of an entertainment escapism that displaces public awareness and voter engagement while blinding citizens to the loss of freedom and resultant blurring of moral boundaries.
In short, America is beginning to resemble the regimes it topples and wars against. America no longer has the moral credibility to lecture other nations on the incontrovertible virtues of democracy and republican government. Consider recent developments that are quickly becoming the new "normal" in Russia's once great adversary:
President Obama has dispensed with Congress, making laws out of thin air - surpassing the greatest violations of presidential power in recent years, even predecessors Bush and Clinton (both of whom used signing statements and executive orders to circumvent Congress). Obama doesn't even bother to create the illusion of legitimacy. Obama changes existing laws that have been on the books for years, e.g. the Welfare Reform Act, without Congress. He writes laws, e.g. the Dream Act, without Congress. He passes treaties that have never been ratified, e.g. Law of the Sea Treaty, without Congress. And he even eliminates entire sections of his own healthcare reform law - all without seeking Congress to make amendments or pass revisions. These actions make Obama a virtual king, potentate, dictator, ruler - and not the elected and accountable president of a sovereign people. Even leftist pundits are referring to the new America as a nascent "banana republic." That's what Democrat strategist and pollster Patrick Caddell said in a column for Fox News. Obama describes this new (old?) approach to government as, "We can't wait."
The U.S. Constitution was designed to curb unscrupulous politicians like Obama who believed their agenda mattered more than freedom. The U.S. Senate, once referred to as America's "greatest deliberative body," has been turned into a rubber-stamp for Obama's appointments and other whims - with Majority Leader Harry Reid's illegal rule change eliminating the filibuster for any major appointments. The healthcare bill was never really passed by the House of Representatives, either - since Democrat Speaker Nancy Pelosi "deemed" it passed before a roll-call vote. Democracy in action?
The U.S. Military has now been authorized by the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2011 to indefinitely detain American citizens without due process and kill them without trial - a direct and egregious violation of the U.S. Bill of Rights. Despite federal courts ruling these new powers unconstitutional and voiding the provisions of the (NDAA) that gave effect to these measures,
President Obama is arguing in courts to have "indefinite detention" restored. President Obama now claims the power to use the CIA and drones to kill U.S. Citizens and civilians deemed "threats" in other countries, using the broad and ill-defined label of "terrorist" as his rationale. The PATRIOT Act gives the president carte blanche to define who is and is not a "terrorist." Obama has indicated that "jihadi" will be removed from the national security lexicon, while at the same time having his Department of Homeland Security (DHS) - which to many Americans sounds suspiciously euphemistic - release studies identifying pro-life citizens, Republicans (fifty percent of America) and Christians as potential "terrorists." As is the case in every totalitarian regime, political opposition is silenced, neutralized, or "cleansed."
To wit, political opposition is being progressively targeted and silenced by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which, after being thoroughly trounced by Congressional inquiries for its unethical behavior in targeting Americans for their political beliefs, is now going further - redefining 501c3s as organizations without the right to express opinions or advocate for specific ideas. In other words, the IRS is banning free speech, unless this speech is individual in scope or sanctioned by the IRS. There is nothing "free" about selective free speech.
The DHS is buying a billion rounds of hollow point ammunition, a type of ammo only used to kill and severely maim, and not even used by law enforcement. Hollow point ammunition is largely prohibited in most contexts, making its sudden and large-scale acquisition by the DHS overtly conspicuous. In addition to its ammo buying spree, DHS is purchasing armored personnel carriers. DHS has also been conducting simulated target practice against families - mom, dad, and kids. When would families ever be a target and why would this ever be the case? DHS clearly has intentions at odds with American freedom and individual liberty. Though "nothing to see here" PR campaigns abound, it is significant that former four star generals, ex-Undersecretaries of Defense, and many more, are going public with revelations that Obama is "transforming" the military into his own enforcement machine. In a recent interview, former Reagan Undersecretary of Defense Frank Gaffney said that the U.S. military was being prepped for use against American citizens.
Meta-data is being collected on every citizen in America, and phone conversations and emails, as well as social media, are now openly reviewed by swaths of different government agencies, making the constitutionally protected right to privacy a thing of the past. Edward Snowden is treated as a "traitor," but Russian defectors who delivered similar info incriminating the Soviet Union for its oppression of individual liberty are awarded notoriety and places of honor. Can America still make pretenses to moral superiority when the positions have been so clearly reversed?
Journalists are threatened by federal agents, and those who are not threatened are paid by intelligence agencies to shill for Obama.
Maoists sympathizers are appointed to key government posts, and "czars"-- of which there were only two in every prior administration, dating back to Nixon - are now shadowing existing members of Obama's cabinet, and many of these czars have not gone through the mandated confirmation process required of the heads of major departments (state, treasury, defense).
Citizens are forced to buy products by the government, and can have their homes seized if they do not do this (ObamaCare allows tax liens for individuals who do not buy Obama's mandated health insurance.)
The U.S. government has debts (with the inclusion of unfunded federal liabilities) that quadruple world GDP - a hallmark of totalitarian societies. The beneficent "dear leader" gifts the masses with the wealth of the job-creators, simultaneously creating a pseudo-panacea while also destroying the foundations of economic growth - making the would-be dictator the only salvation for the suddenly displaced worker.
As financial expert Jerome Corsi, PhD., remarked in a recent interview with me, "Things I was seeing four or five years ago are really beginning to happen in earnest right now. China is starting to look at ports, these special zones where China can have commerce set up. China may do some really innovative things like setting up manufacturing in the United States. But China wants to control and own tangible assets so as to reduce the impact of a loss when the system collapses, and it's certainly going to collapse. "Banks are probably all within one crisis away from facing another reserve crisis and requiring more government bailouts. We have a debt based economy right now, that's being propped up by debt, and propped up by us buying our own debt," stated Corsi. America as the "land of the free" and the "last best hope for mankind," a place for of refuge for the "tired, huddled masses yearning to breathe free" is coming to an end - short of a miracle. And this has global implications. It is time for new leadership on the world stage. If these trends are not corrected or countered by outside forces, the American military industrial complex will crush not only its own people, but devour the newfound liberty and prosperity of the Eurasian continent as well.
Russia, led by Vladimir Putin, is poised to step into this vacuum. Putin is a man "for such a time as this."
Morality is inseparable from "law." The American founding fathers understood this very well:
Samuel Adams Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Second President of the United States [I]t is religion and morality alone which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand. The only foundation of a free constitution is pure virtue. (Source: John Adams, The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States, Charles Francis Adams, editor (Boston: Little, Brown, 1854), Vol. IX, p. 401, to Zabdiel Adams on June 21, 1776.)
Benjamin Franklin Signer of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence [O]nly a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters. (Source: Benjamin Franklin, The Writings of Benjamin Franklin, Jared Sparks, editor (Boston: Tappan, Whittemore and Mason, 1840), Vol. X, p. 297, April 17, 1787. )
Benjamin Rush Signer of the Declaration of Independence The only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be laid in religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments. (Source:Benjamin Rush, Essays, Literary, Moral and Philosophical (Philadelphia: Thomas and William Bradford, 1806), p. 8.)
Russian President Putin also understands the connection between virtue and a government that protects individual freedom. At a "Constitution Day" observation in Russia, Putin declared, "There are more and more people in the world who support our position on defending traditional values that have made up the spiritual and moral foundation of civilization in every nation for thousands of years: the values of traditional families, real human life, including religious life, not just material existence but also spirituality, the values of humanism and global diversity."
Hinting at the U.S., Putin said that today, "many nations are revising their moral values and ethical norms, eroding ethnic traditions and differences between peoples and cultures."
"Society is now required not only to recognize everyone's right to the freedom of consciousness, political views and privacy, but also to accept without question the equality of good and evil, strange as it seems, concepts that are opposite in meaning," Putin said.
He said such "destruction of traditional values from above" produces problems for society and essentially is "anti-democratic."
The greatest danger to America - and consequently to the nations which depend on American consumer spending, and liquidity - is not military attack, but implosion - an implosion caused by moral gangrene.
The western world must have a revival: morally, economically and politically if it is to survive any such implosion. But in the absence of American leadership, the world must look to another power - Moscow. Vladimir Putin has an open window to lead the west into a new era. The window will not be open much longer and will shut hard in the event the U.S. collapses. This is Putin's moment. Will he lead?
Steven Seagal: Obama regime very good at controlling media, propaganda
Published on Nov 10, 2013 Lawman and vigilante, fighter and peacemaker. He has played many roles in his career, but few seem as likely as an ambassador between the US and Russia. From disarming a nuclear weapon to helping with the War on Terror, can an actor become a true action hero, succeeding where countless politicians have stumbled? Steven Seagal joins Oksana to thrash out these issues.
Why the West Fears Putin
Uploaded on Feb 27, 2012 In America, Putin is always portrayed as a communist dictator with many protesters against him. Yet, he is not a member of the communist party and the KGB no longer exists. They never show the millions of Russians who love him for saving Russia and his true beliefs. Why is the truth not reported? There is a reason. The western media thinks they can hide the truth. However, "One word of truth shall outweigh the whole world." -- old Russian proverb Obama's Soviet Mistake http://youtu.be/fQh0hajrdcg
EUROPEAN COMMISSION FOR DEMOCRACY THROUGH LAW (VENICE COMMISSION) FEDERAL LAW ON COMBATING EXTREMIST ACTIVITY1 OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION 1 Unofficial translation provided by the Council of Europe. - 2 - CDL-REF(2012)004 Translation from Russian Federal Law No. 114-FZ of 25 July 2002 "On combating extremist activity" (as amended on 27 July 2006, 10 May and 24 July 2007 and 29 April 2008) Adopted by the State Duma on June 27, 2002 Approved by the Federation Council on July 10, 2002 Article 1. Basic notions For the purposes of the present Federal law the following basic notions are used: 1) extremist activity/extremism: forcible change of the foundations of the constitutional system and violation of the integrity of the Russian Federation; public justification of terrorism and other terrorist activity; stirring up of social, racial, ethnic or religious discord; propaganda of the exceptional nature, superiority or deficiency of persons on the basis of their social, racial, ethnic, religious or linguistic affiliation or attitude to religion; violation of human and civil rights and freedoms and lawful interests in connection with a person's social, racial, ethnic, religious or linguistic affiliation or attitude to religion; obstruction of the exercise by citizens of their electoral rights and rights to participate in a referendum or violation of voting secrecy, combined with violence or threat of the use thereof; obstruction of the lawful activities of state authorities, local authorities, electoral commissions, public and religious associations or other organisations, combined with violence or threat of the use thereof; committing of crimes with the motives set out in indent "f" ["e" in the original Russian] of paragraph 1 of article 63 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation; propaganda and public show of nazi emblems or symbols or of emblems or symbols similar to nazi emblems or symbols to the point of confusion between the two; public calls inciting the carrying out of the aforementioned actions or mass dissemination of knowingly extremist material, and likewise the production or storage thereof with the aim of mass dissemination; public, knowingly false accusation of an individual holding state office of the Russian Federation or state office of a Russian Federation constituent entity of having committed actions mentioned in the present Article and that constitute offences while discharging their official duties; organisation and preparation of the aforementioned actions and also incitement of others to commit them; funding of the aforementioned actions or any assistance for their organisation, preparation and carrying out, including by providing training, printing and material/technical support, telephony or other types of communications links or information services; - 3 - CDL-REF(2012)004 >MORE< 35