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Donetskflix: The unrecognized Republic offers free movies for all

Rhys Jones

Still from “Alpha R”, a spy thriller being filmed in the Donetsk People’s Republic (see below gallery for more)

As reported by other contributors to Off-G, Donetsk is daily shelled and fired upon by troops from Ukraine territory.

Residents are injured and killed by these unprovoked attacks, homes are damaged and destroyed, yet the official reports of these ceasefire violations published by the international monitoring mission from the EU’s OCSE (Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe) are, perhaps unsurprisingly, totally ignored and unreported by western MSM.

Continuing to defend itself, rather than being provoked into similar violent attacks the People’s Republic take a more pragmatic and intelligent stance. The Donetsk News Agency publish recorded violations daily ensuring that the facts continue to be made available.

Not without wit and a sense of irony, the Republic’s leadership have today published a new law, a doctrine of freedom that allows any resident of the Republic to freely download films, texts and software from any country that does not officially recognise the Republic.

A new unique kind of weapon, delivered with tongue firmly in cheek, yet real enough.

There are some other exceptions, see the full translated text of the official announcement below for the detail, including that films produced in the Republic are not free for download and viewing.

There are a number of revealing documentaries about the Republic that will remain freely available and remarkably a new spy drama shot and produced in the region during the current global pandemic.

Without revealing too much as the film is pre-release, Alpha R references many of the dynamics that act upon the situation on the Republic and within the “new Cold-War” created by those Western powers and interests that feed this forgotten conflict on the borders of the EU.

(An interesting reference for those who accept the western stance that Marconi was the only inventor of radio and Baird invented TV: Russian pioneer of TV technology, Zworykin, mentioned in the Republic’s announcement, demonstrated his TV system in 1911, Baird in 1926).

Official announcement text:

A new doctrine allowing the free use of films, music, computer games and software from countries that have not recognised the Donetsk People’s Republic enters into force today.

Russia, a friendly country, receives a special status under this doctrine as a country that has “de facto recognised” the Republic and is currently in the process of searching a “de jure” solution.

As for the products of the world’s film and TV industry, any resident of the Republic will be able to freely download and watch any films and TV series.

Hollywood was created by people from Russia, and television was invented by the Russians Zworykin and Rosing. Paying homage to these Russian pioneers of the film and television industry, viewers of the Republic will be able to enjoy the best films, music and other cultural and entertainment products absolutely free of charge.

This doctrine of free use does not therefore include products from countries that have recognised the Donetsk People’s Republic, in addition only products created in such a country after the recognition decision will fall under the exception (until full international recognition of the Republic).

This exception will also apply to films created on the territory of the Republic such as “Alpha R”, a spy thriller that will be the first blockbuster filmed in Donetsk, production was undertaken during the global pandemic.

In order to avoid legal incidents, “pirated” products will only be considered products that are actually about pirates: “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Pirates of the 20th century”, “Treasure Island”, etc.

Enjoy your free viewing, the unprecedented freedom of access to the treasures of the world’s film industry, available only on the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic!

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Jak
Jak
May 4, 2020 4:34 PM

Does anyone think this turn the other cheek response will change the actions of the Nazi putsch government? The mentally challenged and/or fifth columnist Lavrov must be involved.

Brian Sides
Brian Sides
May 2, 2020 11:11 AM

An interesting if brief article. There are many more examples of inventions and inventors from the region. As the saying goes history is written by the winners. If John Logie Baird can be considered a winner is a matter of opinion. In 1944 Logie Baird adapted cathode ray technology to develop a fully electronic colour TV. Even developing stereoscopic TV that could be used with out glasses. Baird died in 1946 and this became a largely lost technology.
http://www.bairdtelevision.com/colour.html
But all inventors use the ideas of those that came before them. As with Marconi who developed Radio from the idea’s of Nikola Tesla. Thomas Edison is one of the most famous inventors. But he relied heavily on other inventors that came before him. The light bulb is one invention most often attributed to Edison that had along history of previous inventors that developed the idea before him. The film the Magic Box 1951 a dramatization of William Friese-Greene one of a number of inventors that developed movie cameras another invention associated with Edison.
Trevor Baylis became famous as the developer of the clock work radio. Adapting existing technology to a new use. Early record players were clockwork. My mother owned a clockwork Edison wax cylinder phonograph. I used to own a clockwork 8mm movie camera.
An invention starts with an inspired idea. Most take the idea no further. Some will try to make a drawing of the idea and from that some will try to make a crude prototype that demonstrates the idea. Some will try to get a patent as a record of there idea and possible legal or financial protection. A patent does not have to describe a practical idea or one that work often not given enough detail to replicate the idea. The idea may not even be original as many competing patents for the same idea exist. As an example I obtained a UK patent for a toaster that used colour detectors to gauge the toasting, as the current method for toasters is over 100 years old and uses a timed method with regulated heating but no feedback to regulate the process.
But to take an idea and make it into a piratical device to get it economically manufactured and to create a demand and sell the product. These are all huge barriers that most can not overcome.
Thomas Edison was able to overcome these obstacles on many occasions. But he had many failures even going bankrupt trying to create prefabricated houses.

This reminds me o f that joke.
They say the Irish invented the toilet seat. Then English added a hole.

David G. Horsman
David G. Horsman
May 2, 2020 8:32 AM

So most of you lovely people are actually British? That’s really weird. You don’t seem fascist… 🤔

Martin Usher
Martin Usher
May 2, 2020 2:35 AM

It all starts with the fiction that Ukraine is some kind of monolithic country that’s inherently anti-Russian. The Germans found out in 1941 that while they were greeted as liberators** in the extreme west of the country resistance stiffened as they moved further east. Many of the important battles on the Eastern Front were fought in Ukraine and the “”1st Ukrainian Front” was one of the major components of the Red Army, a component that was part of the force that eventually captured Berlin. Knowing the general history of the country its not surprising that an attempt to effectively re-create the conquest of the grain belt of the Soviet Union (this time in post-Soviet times and using money rather than military force) would be met with resistance by substantial parts of the population. The smart move by the West — NATO, effectively — would be to recognize the history of the area and acknowledge that Ukraine will always be a country with one foot in the east and one in the west but it appears that a combination of greed and hubris got the better of them, leading to the present standoff. The people of the Donets Basin were an important part of the backbone of the Soviet Union and would be unwilling subjects off a far off power, especially one that’s still openly hostile to Russia.

(**Accounts of the concentration camps often refer to the guards, the ones doing the actual legwork of policing (“brutalizing”) the inmates as being from the Baltic States or Ukraine.)

David G. Horsman
David G. Horsman
May 2, 2020 8:24 AM
Reply to  Martin Usher

I think that short commemt very clearly puts it in a correct historical perspective. I find the more you drill down the more pluralistic a society you find there. At least in the West.

sharon marlowe
sharon marlowe
May 1, 2020 11:25 PM

Nice article, thank you:) Now, does anyone have links to sites in the Republic that are streaming free movies?

David G. Horsman
David G. Horsman
May 2, 2020 8:26 AM
Reply to  sharon marlowe

More importantly, which VPN should I use? Can I pay in Canadian rubles?

Pedal Horse
Pedal Horse
May 3, 2020 5:30 PM

Please read the comment above.

Pedal Horse
Pedal Horse
May 3, 2020 5:27 PM
Reply to  sharon marlowe

Sorry, I don’t understand the phrase “watch movies for free”, “sites in the republic that broadcast free movies.” What is the point of throwing links over 9000?
It’s easier to insert the phrase “смотреть фильмы”, “скачать фильмы”, “скачать торрент фильмы” into the search engine, but almost everything in the Russian-language voice acting, you need to try to find sites with several voices. When downloading, you need to check the item in the description: “MediaInfo” or “Дополнительно/ Advanced” to make sure there is an audio track with your native language or original. For example, such links: “http://filmitorrent.net/” “https://rutracker.org/forum/index.php” “http://www.rutor.info/” “https://www.youtube. com / channel / UC6kF4nNnj5vC9LNfwLF0dRg / videos “” https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHaUN_AVU_C4vT7q5PcQkCg “” https://vk.com/donfilms “” http://dnrtv.ru/dvifie-tlev -v-dnr.html “” https://tv.guzei.com/city.php?id=499 “. Use different search engines and don’t torment people.

sharon marlowe
sharon marlowe
May 4, 2020 4:50 PM
Reply to  Pedal Horse

I almost want to thank you for your response, Pedal Horse, but I don’t want to torment you;)

Horse in coat
Horse in coat
May 5, 2020 5:57 PM
Reply to  sharon marlowe

I’m not a pedal horse anymore. I am now a horse in a coat))) The Russians have such a joke: “Ты кТО? – Конь в пальТО!”)))
Do links open?

Horse in coat
Horse in coat
May 5, 2020 6:45 PM
Reply to  sharon marlowe

Here is a simple site “http://hd-dream.ru/” where in the player in the upper left corner you can select the voice acting. When searching for other sites; it’s also good to use the search engines “https://yandex.ru/” or “https://duckduckgo.com/?t=ffcm” or “https: //www.google.com/ “. Enter the requests in Russian, as I wrote earlier.

Nemo Nomark
Nemo Nomark
May 1, 2020 2:30 PM

Lol, with a sense of humour like this they will be invincible.

wardropper
wardropper
May 1, 2020 4:42 PM
Reply to  Nemo Nomark

Well said. Just by the way, I suspect that Putin has a similar sense of humour, whereas nobody in Washington does. Humour has been removed from US government – perhaps because it is, itself, so hysterically ludicrous right now. Similarly, hearing our Boris chunter on about, well, anything at all, is especially hilarious, when you think about how close the general public are to actually listening to him… We are governed by narcissists who take nothing seriously except themselves. Understandably, we are in the crap because of this.

Nemo Nomark
Nemo Nomark
May 1, 2020 5:09 PM
Reply to  wardropper

Humour is a devastating weapon to use against them wardropper. Narcissists absolutely hate being laughed at, it sends them crazy, giving even more opportunity to take the piss.

For a historical perspective, Julius Caesar was nearly brought down by a graffiti campaign mocking his relationship with Cleopatra. A satirical graffiti campaign would be a modern untraceable means of rousing resistance to the bullshit we are witnessing across the world.

wardropper
wardropper
May 1, 2020 7:11 PM
Reply to  Nemo Nomark

Yes indeed. I thought this level of bullshit would be certain to die a richly-deserved and miserable death, but the media are now clearly in kamikaze mode for the greater glory of their owners, and too far gone to be able to back up … I have to say I think you’re wrong about the untraceable graffiti bit. Surveillance cameras surely make that idea a thing of the past…?
Interesting about Caesar and Cleopatra, and I find the parallel very close to our own society, where today corrupt politicians are similarly always NEARLY brought down by ridicule and scandal, but never quite. This leads one to the conclusion that, for example, the Profumo scandal, represented an intervening period in western history where a mixture of puritanism and the influence of impertinent Victorian values could quite easily end a career because of what today would be regarded as a rather minor moral offence – if an offence at all, aside from the security risks involved, of course. So, after a couple of thousand years, we are back to politicians constantly nearly being brought down by scandal and ridicule…

Nemo Nomark
Nemo Nomark
May 1, 2020 7:36 PM
Reply to  wardropper

The cameras aren’t everywhere yet though, and those that are could be disabled easily with a paint bomb. The French routinely disable speed cameras, it’s part of their culture, we need a bit more of that spirit here. I think that spirit will grow as the repression intensifies.

wardropper
wardropper
May 1, 2020 7:53 PM
Reply to  Nemo Nomark

Good man. One doesn’t give up so easily.

wardropper
wardropper
May 1, 2020 7:53 PM
Reply to  wardropper

I’m going to be French in my next life…

crispy
crispy
May 1, 2020 8:28 PM
Reply to  wardropper

FFS dont be an aristo,you’ll lose yer head

Unless the Black finger nail comes to the rescue 😝

wardropper
wardropper
May 1, 2020 11:22 PM
Reply to  crispy

I’ll undoubtedly be one of the green-yellow finger nails, but probably not a supporter of “Grand Frére”…

wardropper
wardropper
May 2, 2020 1:27 AM
Reply to  crispy

I’m sure I’d be one of the muddy green-brown finger nails, and I wouldn’t be inclined to support “Le Grand Frère”

wardropper
wardropper
May 2, 2020 1:28 AM
Reply to  wardropper

Apologies for the duplicate. I forgot that I had another window open while I was thinking about this.

David G. Horsman
David G. Horsman
May 4, 2020 6:30 PM
Reply to  wardropper

I had the same thought but all my notes are in English.

paul
paul
May 2, 2020 1:08 AM
Reply to  Nemo Nomark

Long live Captain Gatso.

Mike Ellwood
Mike Ellwood
May 2, 2020 2:57 PM
Reply to  wardropper

I am reminded that our tousle-headed, father of 4 5 6 Prime Minister Johnson (a right Johnson in every sense of the word) has taken turns in the past as guest presenter of “Have I Got News For You”, the captain of one of whose resident teams is the allegedly satirical editor of the allegedly satirical Private Eye.

Surveillance cameras: One can now of course quite legitimately wear a mask.

David G. Horsman
David G. Horsman
May 4, 2020 6:37 PM
Reply to  Mike Ellwood

Viva Quebec.

crispy
crispy
May 1, 2020 7:39 PM
Reply to  Nemo Nomark

Humour is indeed a devastating weapon

I always like that line from Dad’s Army, Corporal Jones “they don’t like it up ‘ em”

Indeed Jones, they REALLY don’t like it up ‘ em !

[typo fixed -A]

David G. Horsman
David G. Horsman
May 2, 2020 8:37 AM
Reply to  wardropper

Well Wardropper,  We in Donetskflix are governed by narcissists who take nothing seriously including themselves. Understandably, we are in the crap because of this.

wardropper
wardropper
May 2, 2020 2:46 PM

Relax. You’ll survive.

wardropper
wardropper
May 1, 2020 4:51 PM
Reply to  Nemo Nomark

Look for immediate signs of vicious resistance from political clones…

Nemo Nomark
Nemo Nomark
May 1, 2020 5:14 PM
Reply to  wardropper

Yes, I’m new here but it seems I’m already being stalked by a troll.

wardropper
wardropper
May 1, 2020 7:12 PM
Reply to  Nemo Nomark

Just name him and shame him. We can deal with those here.

Nemo Nomark
Nemo Nomark
May 1, 2020 7:39 PM
Reply to  wardropper

I’ll wait for now, I’m not sure if he’s just got OCD. In future I think I’ll just ignore him, if you don’t feed the troll he’ll eventually move on.

David G. Horsman
David G. Horsman
May 2, 2020 8:31 AM
Reply to  Nemo Nomark

I am waiting for 20 folks in a village there to announce yet another break away republic. So far it’s working out okay for those other guys.

Carnyx
Carnyx
May 1, 2020 10:14 AM

There was a chap who inhabited the same locality as myself. He served with the ‘Azov Battalion’ amongst other things and what surprised me was the ease with which he is able to pop back home for a visit. No arrests, no police checks… I mean the guy plasters his exploits over FB etc and even turned up in a News report. Yet he was able to just breeze through port security etc.

Something stinks

I suppose what gets my back up is that… My grandfathers spent 6 years fighting the Nazi’s and we mark their commitment to that cause every November and yet here we are years later and we have our very home grown one doing god knows what (Azov is not known for its subtlety) and not a peep out of the authorities…. does make you wonder.

had he been popping too and fro from Syria things would be different… but there again probably not.

search ‘Swampy Azov’

Seamus Padraig
Seamus Padraig
May 1, 2020 1:05 PM
Reply to  Carnyx

I suppose what gets my back up is that… My grandfathers spent 6 years fighting the Nazi’s and we mark their commitment to that cause every November …

November? That’s when the First World War ended. WWII–the European theater of it at least–ended in May 1945.

Carnyx
Carnyx
May 1, 2020 1:13 PM
Reply to  Seamus Padraig

True, but its all packaged up together for convenience

Steve Hayes
Steve Hayes
May 1, 2020 2:47 PM
Reply to  Carnyx

Azov Battalion members have flown into London to recruit people.

Carnyx
Carnyx
May 1, 2020 3:33 PM
Reply to  Steve Hayes

Yeah, I’ve heard that… they were quite active in some areas of Wales too.

David G. Horsman
David G. Horsman
May 2, 2020 8:46 AM
Reply to  Steve Hayes

Canada has influence from the hard right Ukrainian community including nice luncheon planning meetings and arms deals. I am not impressed with my gov’t in the slightest on this.

Steve Hayes
Steve Hayes
May 2, 2020 1:20 PM

David, Christina Freedland, Deputy Prime Minister, was an interesting appointment for Minister of Foreign Affairs. She laughably claims that the exposure of her familial Nazi past is Russian disinformation, even though it is a matter of public record.

JudyJ
JudyJ
May 2, 2020 4:29 PM
Reply to  Steve Hayes

I recall someone on RT’s Crosstalk (may have been Patrick Henningsen) stating in Jan/Feb 2018 that Azov Batallion members were at that time recruiting in London. Just happened to be a few weeks before the Skripal incident. Coincidence? Maybe.

David G. Horsman
David G. Horsman
May 1, 2020 9:06 AM

You can still watch pirated products as long as they were stolen on the Black Sea. Arrrr matey!

Kalen
Kalen
May 1, 2020 9:06 AM

Here us a link to a blog that followed the DPR and LPR situation from April 2014 to 2018 assassination of Zakharchenko.

https://contrarianopinion.wordpress.com/ukrainian-war-update/

Kalen
Kalen
May 1, 2020 8:53 AM

Here is a link to a blog that followed the DPR and LPR and Donbas War from April 2014 to 2018 assassination of Zakharchenko.

https://contrarianopinion.wordpress.com/ukrainian-war-update/

Tutisicecream
Tutisicecream
May 1, 2020 6:11 AM

Thanks for the post Rhys поздравления с днем труда! Not everyone has forgotten Donetsk and the people in the region.

Television invented by Vladimir Zworykin, as you said a Russian engineer, whose invention, unfortunately as so often happened, debuted in the United States.

Here are a few others you can mention when our American and British “partners” and their slime stream media are so disparaging of Russia and it’s people:

Caterpillar tracks, track assembly was developed in 1837, Russian army captain Dmitry Zagryazhsky.

Electrically-powered railway wagons Fyodor Pirotsky, whose invention was a precondition for the transport revolution.

Videotape recorder,
Alexander Poniatoff (Poniatov), a student of the founding father of Russian aviation Nikolay Zhukovsky, started the Ampex company in the US.

Radio Alexander Popov, professor of physics announced the invention of a system for wireless communications at a lecture at St Petersburg University in April 1885.

Helicopter Igor Sikorsky was another Russian inventor whose invention was utilised abroad.

Transformers you cannot have a power grid without transformers. Transformers were invented, built and put into operation by Russian electrical engineer Pavel Yablochkov and physicist Ivan Usagin.

Solar cell development is owing to discoveries by Russian physicist Alexander Stoletov.

Transformers were invented, built and put into operation by Russian electrical engineers Pavel Yablochkov and physicist Ivan Usagin.

Petrol cracking Vladimir Shukhov, who invented and created the first industrial cracking unit in 1891.

Synthetic rubber the first commercially viable artificial rubber polybutadiene resin, synthesised by the method developed by Russian chemist Sergei Lebedev.

Grain harvester Andrei Vlasenko ran an estate in Tver province. In 1868, he invented the world’s first grain harvester. Although it was powered by mules.

And

Yoghurt, although cultured milk products appeared centuries ago, it was Russian scientist Mechnikov who first theorised their positive impact on good health and longevity, back in 1910.

Philippe
Philippe
May 1, 2020 9:41 AM
Reply to  Tutisicecream

Dying to know how crispy is going to spin this Kremlin propaganda! 🙂

Philippe
Philippe
May 1, 2020 10:47 AM
Reply to  Philippe

For clarity, I’m not saying it is Kremlin propaganda. I’m saying that is how crispy will see it and I’ll be interested in his explanation for why these facts are wrong.

Seamus Padraig
Seamus Padraig
May 1, 2020 1:07 PM
Reply to  Philippe

I got it. You meant ‘Kremlin propaganda’.

Philippe
Philippe
May 1, 2020 1:31 PM
Reply to  Seamus Padraig

🙂 Indeed I did.

crispy
crispy
May 1, 2020 8:10 PM
Reply to  Philippe

Globalisation my friend,been with us for a long time now,but hush,don’t let on, keep that strictly on the QT

Philippe
Philippe
May 1, 2020 8:43 PM
Reply to  crispy

Absolutely. Mum’s the word.

jay
jay
May 1, 2020 12:44 PM
Reply to  Tutisicecream

The Irish invented the rest including the cheese grater.

Arsebiscuits
Arsebiscuits
May 1, 2020 1:27 PM
Reply to  jay

We invented alcoholism and sarcasm.

wardropper
wardropper
May 1, 2020 4:49 PM
Reply to  Arsebiscuits

You were, of course, understandably driven to both by the English…

Daniel Spaniel
Daniel Spaniel
May 2, 2020 6:13 AM
Reply to  jay

Blessed are the makers of cheese graters

David G. Horsman
David G. Horsman
May 2, 2020 8:54 AM
Reply to  Daniel Spaniel

I have been living off of nothing but pizza for 12 months. Without their help I surely would have starved. Cheese grater makers are the real heroes in this story.

Daniel Spaniel
Daniel Spaniel
May 2, 2020 9:24 AM

You’ve got it easy.. I’ve been living off potato peelings… but if I did have a lump of parmesan the humble potato peeler would be perfectly adequate for me…

David G. Horsman
David G. Horsman
May 2, 2020 8:50 AM
Reply to  jay

You lie! I invented the cheese grater!

Sam - Admin2
Admin
Sam - Admin2
May 1, 2020 8:39 PM
Reply to  Tutisicecream

You’re clearly on russian insider enough yourself 😉

Sam
Sam
May 1, 2020 5:32 AM

The OSCE has absolutely nothing to do with the EU. Furthermore, the US and Canada are also members.

AndyB
AndyB
May 1, 2020 4:54 AM

With a sence of humor like that, surely the Republic will survive to see many more movies made on its territory !