Staff of La Russophobe
wish a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS
to all their contributors,
commenters and readers
around the world. We were, of course, reluctant to post this greeting in light of what has happened to our friend Oleg Kozlovsky. But we decided a bit of lightness is necessary in this gathering gloom, and we feel that the hope for fellowship and peace offered by this season has never been more desperately needed where Russia is concerned than this year, as we watch the country slip deeper and deeper into the abyss of dictatorship. Say a Christmas prayer for Russia if you are so inclined, and remember that Christmas is a day that reminds us of the ever-present possibility of salvation, no matter how dark the dawn.
There were in the same country shepherds, abiding in the fields, keeping watch over their flocks by night. And lo! An Angel of the Lord appeared before them, and the Glory of the Lord shown round about them, and they were sore afraid. But the Angel said unto them: “Fear not! For behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people! For unto you is born this day, in the City of David, a Savior – tis Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you: You will find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, and lying in a manger!” Then there was with the Angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and singing: “Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth Peace among those with whom He is pleased.”
La Russophobe will resume publication on Wednesday December 26th.