Workers raise Novorossiya flag, vow to overcome sanctions


September 10, 2015 – 

Semen Doroshenko, PolitNavigator – 

Translated for Fort Russ by J. Arnoldski

“Moscow region farmer raised Novorossiya flag over his cheese factory”

For the anniversary of the liberation of Donbass from the German-fascist invaders, Moscow region farmer Oleg Sirota, along with like-minded people, hoisted the flag of Novorossiya next to his cheese factory. 

Oleg Sirota, a former activist who changed his profession to cheese-making following the introduction of sanctions against Russia and set out to produce Russian analogues of imported cheeses, wrote about this on his social media page. He is already becoming famous thanks to Russian media. 

“We have raised the flags of Russia and Novorossiya over our cheese-factory! This is a symbol of the fact that the Russian people, when they are being hit, are able to defend their dignity, honor, and protect their land from occupiers. This is the flag of a new Russia, which unites and consolidates our people, and puts before us clear goals and objectives, a flag which shows everyone that Russians do not abandon their own, no matter what sanctions or threats there may be,” Oleg Sirota wrote. 

According to him, they hoisted the flag to the sound of the Russian anthem and in the presence of the entire collective, which gathered supporters of the Novorossiyan idea as well as natives from Donbass. 

“We raised [the flags] to the sound of the Russian anthem with a practically family atmosphere in the collective, which has already almost become a family. The builders were headed by Gennady Vasilyevich (he, by the way, did not even take a penny for the installation of the flagpoles, and says he doesn’t have to take anything), and included engineers Yakov and Lev Abramovich, guys from Donetsk – Yuri and Sergey – my friend from school Yury (he also helps me), Sergey the technician, Roma, who now sells our yogurt and sometimes mozzarella in his store (and soon this will be regular), and the flag was raised by road worker Nikolay and the first customers who came for our first sale of cheese in August. Thank you friends! With you, we can get through any sanctions!,” the businessman said. 

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