tv Documentary RT January 7, 2014 3:29pm-4:01pm EST
i had no doubt that he would join the priesthood. so what happened to him on the border with afghanistan. after graduating from some unary nicholai was appointed to a post or in the city ras some the continents of europe and asia its river forms the border their planes this policy i can see the region is subject to blazing heat in summer and severe cold in winter the famous or in vogue shoal is one here to start choosing temperatures. the young clergyman and his wife came to the village of one hundred kilometers from or. there's nothing remarkable in the village other than rows of buildings. this prompted father nicholai to plan the construction of three churches in orthodox school and
a charity house. in home so cute by terrorists square meter of to characters that you're. going to give them more money was needed to buy the house and then syria. when construction work began father knew i didn't have enough money to complete it that's the way it was. but miraculously the project was completed the main church resembles the one in orangeburg that was torn down in soviet times the design of the orthodox school was copied from a nineteenth century diary as for the administrative building it was inspired by a picture in a book of fairy tales by olds on the pushkin. the cushions the last house across the road it is big enough to accommodate father nicholas incredibly large family of seventy children. as a young. boy i drowned over
a family with many children. a modest wife and enough money to buy her a nice dress. but then i married and bought a dress. at the moon. we had no kids of our own. so we went to an orphanage to adopt some young children. we just took away the ones that were offered and we had no idea how the children should be cared for so on no occasion we doctored five kids. and as time went by we realized that we could care for them before it didn't. take in a couple more i said to my wife but then we ended up adopting a servant. for daddy or. daddy. i was one of the several
kids that they had taken then i asked him what shall i call you. he said call us father and mother if you like yes very much i responded and after that i found it easy to call their mother and father. i remember the day when fall they came to the orphanage he and his wife were sitting in the chair in the corridor when they came up and i thought the one wearing the black robe was a woman i mistook it for a dress i told him only and he gave me a suite or. when i turned him over and got another suite i wasn't exactly sure who was momen who was that. three years later father nicholas family had grown to forty seven children. on another occasion a woman from another town chanced upon a seven year old boy remedying through garbage cans he was bold. she brought him to me and asked me where i could give him shelter i asked if he had some documents and
where he was from he had no documents he was from hunting. this woman has heard about our place and was just planning to come to or inboard to visit her friend so she decided to take this boy with her and i said ok he's just one person and that's how our family grew up. the situation with neglected children was quite desperate at the time but it would be i believe one third of the kids or those brought to me by other people so i thought he was the lord himself i was a little child then my granny had told me many stories about god there was an icon in our house so when i first saw my father he was like god. at that time i knew i was as young as her daughter is now father nicholai had already cheap priesthood even though he was just a young man under thirty. when he first took his new family to church the children pick pocketed parishioners.
the first ahead a rose tinted picture of the children i saw them as angels and my wife and i went through a very difficult period filled with uncertainty to take them back on from that which was tough. but they do we want to give them a read it was a gift from my heart but the following morning the rabbit was nowhere to be seen where did it go did it run away took it in take long to find it but it was lying dead just outside the garden gate somebody had stabbed it as it turned out that the father of the boy who killed the rabbit so be used to kill dogs the. many a father nikolai's children did not have ideal childhoods some were removed from poor houses where they had to steal to survive others had never seen
a tooth brush or even an apple the mothers would drink even though they were pregnant some of the children still have scars from beatings one daughter's head was slammed against the wall by her alcoholic biological father so their new father needed to work a miracle for them to overcome their past. the. patients but it's hard to escape the past like yesterday for example we have a girl here i took her from a maternity home when she was just a baby so yesterday she stole a purse from her tutor but if another girl saw the act and demanded to know what she was holding in her hands so the little one said want me to share some with the you why. i say. that is there's. ok.
so. was it a good job. by the nicholai hired a staff of nannies to help raise and teach the children. over time he learned how to both encourage and discipline. i always try to avoid spanking them but sometimes i simply have to even though it is the wrong thing to do. those who are nervous breakdowns usually when they misbehave. i just don't allow them to play. join the others want to work on many trips. and this case they just stayed home with the nanny. in the summer he takes all the children to the seaside to go sailing and sometimes it takes time to. this one shows father and me
visit in jerusalem i was eight years old here i'm three years old for this is in america. and i remember being credible with the arrival of new come here comes the girl nobody knows especially going to call them father and mother like we do father says this goes name is he she will stay with us i fly into a rage how come she's going to live with us and call the mother and father. father nicholai knows perfectly well how to settle conflicts among the children women because of the way i talk to each of them separately and i told them i understand where they're coming from i tell them i'm on their side and then the next child comes and i told them the same and this way conflicts will settle themselves. the family focuses on raising the children that they have but some come on their own accord maria a distant relative of father nikolai asked to join his family. i came here when i
was sixteen years old the girls were about the same age if we had been raised in the same family there would be no conflicts we simply didn't know each other i wasn't here for sixteen years they have been living together for a long time they belong to different nationalities and have managed to build a community and then i came suddenly. i don't really know the saying goes when rome do as the romans do but she was out grown and us. she wanted to be the leader but that would not work with us. we aren't allowed to play football with the boys but she did i told her playing football with the boys was against the rules. she said are you trying to teach me if she came back and began swinging her arms in front of me we had a fight about roost me. it was about kinship and who loves whom you see mari is a relative of mine but the other girl c.
but we've been with our father since childhood he loves us more than he does you remember that's what caused a quarrel with her but i had to succumb to the majority but i told her you did the wrong thing by trying to search yourself against all the other super. now maria lives in the charity house across the road from father nikolai's family. there's a pacemaker inside my chest i gave off a bad train i knew several old women complaining about their children living off their pensions and the grandmothers all style of ing. the rules the streets to hear if the girls can't win it's rouses they have to wear scarves inflows and you guys house kids lead the way they like to kill will leave as if you were in a morning history sometimes life gets very boring and there is no communication with the outside to get it out for the family gathers together during rehearsals they are always preparing for a performance i believe what you believe but i don't see why you want to see the
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a loan because if you don't get the government back the scheme will face a year of oz bourne's hard plus. you cannot preemptively restrict your freedoms because of the fear of what something or how something might be used everything that has ever been developed has been used for a bad purpose baseball bats which are fun for you know for baseball players to hit balls you know they've also been used to beat people today i mean we just cannot restrict ourselves because something might be years in the wrong way. to see. first street. and i think that you're.
on a reporter's. instrument. to be and. we shouldn't blame whatever fools or it was we see in the muck and fall policy. i think. that washington john some would claim that the u.s. has the wrong now as we look in the middle east i mean before the state of israel the us didn't have any enemies in the middle east and now that has many. countless number of enemies in the middle east and that's not been that's not the cast aspersions on the state of israel but i mean if you put all of your eggs in one basket it's bound to be a blow back to you and this is what we've seen over decades well the relationship with israel is problematic in a lot of reasons not just to do with regional issues but also you know we pay them
three billion dollars every year and we give them all of our. weapons technology and so forth and yet they basically spit in our face when we try to. broker negotiations between israel and if you. don't want to be. gangstas you don't want to. be we can't see. you just me. i don't want to i. want to.
back she's kicking. it stayed still call style while you were washing it. care of all that the likes. to tell us about your found safe. they came here and they tour and they liked me thanks changed numbers then became friends and i told dad i don't know what's going to happen next. for the priest the most important thing is that his daughter's fiance is a good man christina's husband is a policeman she was studying to become an accountant to norm berg which is where
she met her spouse. but i don't my father that i have met a guy and he's had he wanted to meet him to. go to acquainted with said that he's a good guy and we can be friends and so on this is nice to. basically was a man who got married. was the next one. the girls love looking at wedding pictures hanging in the house as well as those of all seventy children who all call this the dembski their father and mother. the parents members to look out to the first group of children themselves but as the family grew they had to hire people to help them. the mother could not cope with washing diapers for three dozen babies and checking the homework of twenty school children but like all parents this dembski is trying to spend all their free time together with their children. basically i was my mother's favorite shows
holding me in her arms all the time can you see me in her arms in the pictures and here i am in her arms too she was holding me all the time. little by little the day to day lives of the children have changed before it was the mother who put everyone to bed now the older sisters are in charge of the task it's also their responsibility to look after the little ones. it takes four shots to cope with the family a lot of food is needed as the children can eat their way through one hundred fifty kilograms of potatoes in just three days but the children always help in the kitchen it's very important for them to know where food comes from and an orphanage children don't even know how to make friday since they only see cook dishes. children come and get your pies. father nikolai's sometimes drops by to see if everything is fine now it is he has
very little time to do so. first children got a lot of our attention we spent all the time together with them we took them to try everywhere we went into the. day received lots of our attention i would be biological parents sometimes give less care to their kids than we did. but with the kids that we have now lu situation is somewhat different. perhaps because we've grown older. at first glance it may seem that life for the children here is no different than in a good orphanage move what makes the difference is that they feel protected they don't want to leave this place and they don't ask me to pass them to another family this is the best sign that they feel protected. if they were different from an orphanage even know when i married my father calls me to ask how my kids and i are
doing my children treat him as their grandfather and very much in addition then bought us a house which is never the case that often injures one with. he helps us as any normal parent but he's got too many children the priest knows that one day many of them will ask him for a blessing of guidance. here they just went to know why they abandoned me. sooner or later almost every one of the children will wonder why they were abandoned and try to find out who their birth parents are. she was at home when i arrived. i said her maiden name and she confirmed that it was her i started making him sure remembered a certain person the name of the date she said yes so i told her i was his son but
she said i wasn't what i said was that strange it's me on the look at my birthdate but she kept on saying i was not her son so that's the kind of conversation we've had with the record although she doesn't want me of course i'm not going to thrust myself on her that i do have parents here as they are my dad and my mom that's all i need. my mother would love like she knows that i leave here and she knew that i had been taken to protect ash. near me i don't carry steen about her. she doesn't want me if she abandoned me when i look for her. i have the parents who took care of me and my childhood neurons lose and they take care of me of a now. but they can still help me even though i am an adult
and i have my own family. nowadays they all gather together for big holidays like christmas not just the children but the children's children too. it. is at least a year in the in. it some of the older children who work at the monastery others have left father nicholai lets his flock choose their own path. song gilenya what do you want to be when you grow up have you ever thought about it. now. but it's time already
started to make a choice i know the tyranny of has already made her choice be honest with have you made your choice i want to be a designer or i can painter what about you. and no you don't know when you will be and i don't know. what about you marcia police officer police officer. why are you crying divied. the children know their father supports them and that miracles do happen ask and it shall be given seek and you will find knock and it shall be opened onto you. for instance an ordinary person won't feel very doubtful about building a church did you would saying he had man my name or other resources and he wouldn't
cope with the task but as for him he doesn't think he's going to do it he simply doesn't he's not afraid of anything for guma. home. father nicholai had a parish without a church good he managed to found in orthodox town he had no children if he became the father of a very large family. i always wanted to be full of children this is my dream what used to maybe my son nikolai will be able to do it more i must raise a successor who can continue what i've been doing for the docs and children. he told me that will be his successor he's always saying that to the guests. nikolai is eleven now his father often takes them along on trips like to moscow
once as they were travelling he told his son what happened to him on the border with afghanistan in the one nine hundred eighty s. . during a skirmish she was hit by a bullet which broke a story. school stirred was upset because the cross was broken. so he put it on the table and went away. but later when he came back and like. he saw that the cross was really as good as new. father nikolai wants his children to start damocles of their own rather than war is the only explosion he wants them to hear is when the christmas fireworks rumble in the sky.
if you. start to construct your own. olympian bit gives don't want to be gangsters you don't want to be drug dealers they don't want that well with all the time that a kid came be we can see. you just needs a hundred dollars a night oh probably good. thirty round clip. but i said. i don't want to die i just really do not want to die young young a. drug some of the sixteen percent of imports came from illegal fishing. the european
union is ironically taking fish from some of the poorest nations on earth so this is a very serious and very urgent problem that needs immediate international action. on foot they enter territorial waters they fish they load the fish into the ships and leave for europe. to day illegal fishing is taking the bread out of our mouths. i don't have a political stance i do have a stance as an individual and as a member of society i do not want someone looking through my bedroom window whether it's an impartial observer or not whether they're going to prosecute me or not. millions around the globe struggle with hunger either. good. what if someone
offers a lifetime food supply no charge. they can they're very strong against g.m.o. and we think that's. the genetic anymore the right products are a priest tool tool there is no. evidence to this any problem with genetic engineering when you make a deal. or is free cheese always in a mouse trap i don't believe that. the free. enterprise is profit. for social justice golden rice on our team. told him a language of what i will only react to situations i have read the reports. in the pollution and no i will leave that to state park to comment on your latter point i
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