Here are the dates of the 3 Crimean Wars:

  The First Crimean War lasted from 1854 to 1856.
  The second Crimean War lasted from 1941 to 1944.
  The Third Crimean War started in 2014.

Every year in Jerusalem, on the eve of the Orthodox Pascal celebration, a tremendous miracle occurs called the lighting of the Pascal Fire. It happens in the most sacred place in Christendom at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The Church is shared by Orthodox, Armenians, and Latins. This Greek Fire ceremony dates back to the time of Constantine and is the oldest continuous miracle in the world.

The Church of the Holy
The Church of the Holy
Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

Empress Helena chose this spot as the site of the Resurrection of Jesus.

Every year a tremendous "miracle" takes place in the Orthodox section of the Church called the lighting of the Holy Fire.

This year the Holy Fire miracle occurs on April 8, 2018.

The lighting of the Holy Fire in the Church
The lighting of the Holy Fire in the Church
of the Holy Sepulchre.

The ceremony attracts pilgrims from all over the Orthodox world–especially Greece. After the flame is lit, an Orthodox priest expedites the Holy Fire to Greece via limousine and Olympic Airways (Apollo's chariot). The fire is also rushed to Russia and Crimea.

Before the advent of Communism, the largest contingent of pilgrims came from Holy Russia. It is the ONLY miracle claimed by the Orthodox Church, and to them it authenticates the Resurrection of Christ. Saint Paul teaches that belief in the Resurrection of Christ is the central tenet of the Christian Faith:

For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures (I Corinthians 15: 3-4).

Knowing the correct time and place of the miracle of the Resurrection is not central to Christian belief . . . but it does help....The early Christians knew the correct time and place and it was a tremendous boost to their faith. Both the time and place were changed by Emperor Jesus Constantine and his wife/mother Helena.

Pope Gregory IXthe man who founded the Inquisitioncondemned the miracle of the Holy Fire as a pious fraud and he ordered his Franciscan monks to extinguish it. It's not the fire coming down from heaven (Revelation 13:13) that they object to but the fact that it is ZEUS performing the miracle . . . and not JUPITER!!

Pope Gregory IX
Pope Gregory IX
Pope from 1227 to 1241.

Pope Gregory IX condemned the Holy Fire as a pious fraud and he ordered the Franciscan monks to extinguish it.

The Latins claim millions of "miracles" yearly with their supersubstantial bread, but they will not allow the annual Holy Fire ceremony that proves to the Orthodox that Jesus is risen!!

Pope Gregory IX
Bas-relief of Pope Gregory IX in the
U.S. House of Representatives.

From that time onward Orthodox pilgrims who came to Jerusalem to witness the miracle actually risked their lives. In 1834, a British traveler named Robert Curzon, in his Visits to the Monasteries of the Levant, described a scene during the lighting of the Holy Fire in which 400 pilgrims were massacred by the Terrible Turks....In 1927, an "earthquake" (probably caused by Tesla technology) almost destroyed the building.

Cardinal Gustavo Testa
Cardinal Gustavo Testa


In 1939, Benito Mussolini and Cardinal Testa commissioned Italian architects Antonio Barluzzi and Luigi Marangoni to design a new Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

If Russia has lost the Second Crimean War, the Holy Sepulchre would have been demolished and replaced by a totally new building.


The 2 architects model of the proposed
The 2 architects model of the proposed
new Holy Sepulchre Church.

The backup plan in case the Axis of Evil lost the Second Crimean war was to create a Holohoax and move millions of "Jews" from Germany to the Mideast:

Most important, Israel would acknowledge the Vatican as the "sending state" of Christian clerics, coordinating all Christian interests in Jerusalem–first among equals. This seemed to mean that Israel and the Holy See would have a relationship functionally equivalent to diplomatic relations, that the Holy See would be thought of as appointing clerics, irrespective of denomination, and that those clerics would enjoy immunities usually accruing to representatives under the Vienna Conventions on Diplomatic and Consular Relations. But the concept was unclear and raised more questions than it answered. (Cohen, Saving the Holy Sepulchre, p.186).

The "Israelis," or British Empire "Jews," are just as anxious to extinguish the Holy Fire as their predecessors the Terrible Turks.

The arrival of the Russian navy kept the Holy Fire burning!!

By 1800, the GREAT Russian nation had expanded southward to the Black Sea. Georgia–an outpost of the British Empire–was absorbed into the Russian empire.

The Russian navy began to patrol the Mediterranean and the British maritime monopoly was about to end.

Knight of Malta Tsar Paul I
Knights of Malta Tsar Paul I
Tsar from 1796 to 1801.

The arrival of the Russian navy in the Mediterranean during the Napoleonic Wars was most unexpected and unwelcome by the Royal Navy.

Knights of Malta Tsar Paul wanted to use that island as a naval base to drive the Terrible Turks from Constantinople.

The Russian Tsars saw themselves as protectors of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

Tsar Alexander I (1777–1825).
Tsar Alexander I (1777
Tsar from 1801 to 1825.

As well as being guardians of the Holy Sites, the Russian Tsars had the long term goal of expelling the Terrible Turks from Constantinople and returning it to its rightful owners.

The First Crimean War started in 1854

The first bloody Crimean War had as its ultimate objective the total elimination of Russia as a powerful and influential European nation. That war was the first truly modern war that saw the use of the telegraph, railroads, steam powered ships, newspaper correspondents, photography, etc.,etc.

Britain and France–normally bitter enemies–united in a military alliance against Russia. They were joined by the Moslem Turks and the war was called the Crimean War. It lasted from 1854 to 1856.

Tsar Alexander II inherited the war from his father, Tsar Nicholas I, who died suddenly of poisoning in 1855.

The Russian navy was cut off from access to the Mediterranean by Turkey, Britain and France.
The Russian navy was cut off from access to the Mediterranean by Turkey, Britain, and France.

In 1854, Britain and France–joined by the Terrible Turks–united to block Russian access to the Mediterranean Sea.

Tsar Alexander II became Tsar when his father, Tsar Nicholas I, was poisoned in 1855.

Czar Alexander II (1818-1881).
Czar Alexander II (1818–1881).
Tsar from 1855 to 1881.

Lord Aberdeen was prime minister of Britain when the war broke out in 1854. He was not aggressively prosecuting the war so he was removed and replaced by the bellicose Lord Palmerston.

Lord Palmerston (1784-1865).
Lord Palmerston (1784–1865).
Prime Minister from 1855 to 1865.

The bellicose Lord Palmerston was appointed prime minister in 1855.

Emperor Napoleon III was his most unlikely ally in the war.

The most embarrassing time for the French came when the British celebrated Waterloo Day on June 18.

Emperor Napoleon III (1808–1873).
Emperor Napoleon III (1808–1873).
Emperor of the French from 1852 to 1870.

It didn't bother the British or French in the least to be allies with Resurrection-denying Muslims. During the war, the Terrible Turks were mostly confined to digging trenches and burying the dead.

Sultan Abdul Mejid (1823–1861). Sultan from 1839 to 1861.
Sultan Abdul Mejid (1823–1861). Sultan from 1839 to 1861.

The Terrible Turks were mostly confined to digging trenches and burying their numerous dead.

Most of the lower ranks in the British army were recruited in Ireland and used as cannon fodder.

William Howard Russell–a war correspondent for The Times–was appalled by the casualty rates among his fellow countrymen.

am Howard Russell
William Howard Russell

In the English speaking world, the war is mostly famous for the suicidal charge of the Light Brigade and Florence Nightingale.

The Charge of the Light Brigade.
The Charge of the Light Brigade.

This war is mainly known for the suicidal Charge of the Light Brigade and the work of Florence Nightingale.

The Russians lost almost 250,000 men in the war, with the Terrible Turks losing about 100,000, and the French next with 60,000 casualties.


Florence Nightingale nursing injured soldiers.
Florence Nightingale nursing
injured soldiers.

Ironically, the British started the war yet suffered the fewest fatalities. Queen Victoria would not authorize conscription so most of their cannon fodder were recruits from famine striken Ireland:

Number of casualties
Terrible Turks
British (mostly recruits from Ireland)

The main lesson that the British army learned from the war was the absolute necessity of mercenaries to fight their battles if they hoped to keep Russia out of the Mediterranean. Queen Victoria was gung-ho for the war but Prince Albert restrained her and tried to dampen her warlike spirit.

Lord Palmerston tried to recruit mercenaries in the United States!!

Due to the abysmal failure of the British army in Crimea, an act was rushed through Parliament in 1855 called the Foreign Enlistment Bill. The largest group of mercenaries came from Germany, about 10,000 men, followed by the Swiss, who numbered about 3,000 men.

A Militia Bill would enable militiamen–part-time soldiers raised for home defence, to transfer to the regular army and, controversially, a Foreign Enlistment Bill paved the way for the recruitment of non-British subjects in specially formed 'legions'. Most would come from Germany and to manage the recruitment a base was established at Heligoland and a depot at Bexhill both under the command of Colonel John Kinloch. Under the terms of the capitulations agreed with the government's German recruiter Baron Richard von Stetterheim, the cost to the British taxpayer would be £975 per 100 men and each recruit would be paid a bounty of £6, provided that he was more than thirty-five years old and over five feet two inches in height. Steps were also taken to raise a new division of 20,000 Ottoman troops which would be led by British officers although Stratford warned that the reinforcements would count for little unless the officers themselves were suitably experienced in leading native forces. (Royle, Crimea, p. 302-303).

After the Battle of New Orleans, the British had great respect for U.S. soldiers and decided to recruit them to fight the Russians:

From the very beginning of the proposal to enlist foreign legions North America had been regarded as a prime recruiting ground and to meet the expected rush a depot had been established at Halifax in Nova Scotia. According to the Lieutenant-Governor, Sir John Gaspard Le Marchant, the main problem would be accommodation and medical facilities–at least 4000 recruits were expected in the spring of 1855 –but that turned out to be the least of the British government's problems. Responsibility for running the North American campaign had been given to the British minister in Washington, John Fiennes Twisleton Crampton, a career diplomat who had served in the St. Petersburg and Vienna embassies before arriving in the United States in 1845. His work in assisting his predecessor, Sir Henry Lytton Bulwer, to conclude the Clayton-Bulwer Treaty, by which Britain and the United States agreed not to make further colonial acquisitions in Central America, ensured his promotion but it was at that point in his life that his good fortune began to run out in Washington. (Royle, Crimea, p. 302-303).

In a fragrant violation of U.S. law, Canadian Joseph Howe began aggressively recruiting mercenaries in the land of the free.

Canadian Joseph Howe
Canadian Joseph Howe

Joseph Howe was a Canadian working to recruit U.S. citizens to fight in Crimea.

He worked out of the British embassy in Washington City and spent over £6,000 to recruit U.S. citizens as mercenaries.

Secretary of State William L. Marcy was outraged by this illegal act and it almost led to war with Britain.


William L. Marcy
William L. Marcy
Sec. of State from '53 to '57.

During the First Crimean War, the overwhelming majority of U.S. citizens were pro-Russia. Lord Palmerston was furious at the support shown for their fellow Russian Christians, and the incident almost led to a war with Britain.

Palmerston had to wait until 1861 before he started his war with the U.S. That war became known as the U.S. Civil War, but in reality the Confederacy was totally funded by the British Empire.

The Second Crimean War started in 1941

In September 1941, Hitler gave general Erich von Manstein the job of annexing the Crimean Peninsula to the Third Reich. The Nazis attacked Crimea by land and by sea. Their ships sailed right past the British controlled Straits of Gibraltar and the Terrible Turks allowed them to transit the Dandanelles. The fighting was as fierce as the Siege of Sevastopol by the British and French in 1854-55.

This time the British did not fight alongside their German allies due to their abysmal failure in the First Crimean War.

General Erich von Manstein
Field marshall Erich von Manstein
(1887–1973) was Hitler's master strategist and the éminence grise
behind the Third Reich.

Hitler gave general Erich von Manstein the job of annexing Crimea to the Third Reich.

The Russian naval base in Sevastopol was one of the strongest in the world.

Over 200,000 Nazis laid siege to the port which finally capitulated in July 1942.



General von Manstein viewing Russian positions in the Crimea in 1942.
General von Manstein in Crimea.
His prominent proboscis made a

tempting target for Russian snipers!!

After fierce fighting which vastly exceeded that of the First Crimean War, Sevastopol finally surrendered to the Nazis in July 1942.

The "Thor" super-heavy mortar to reduce
The "Thor" super-heavy mortar to reduce
the defenses of Sevastopol.

The "Thor" was just one of the fiendish weapons that von Manstein used against Sevastopol.

The others included flamethrowers and poison gas.

Russian casualties were horrendous, with almost 95,000 perishing.


Russian troops emerging from the
Russian troops emerging from the
ruins of Sevastopol in June 1942.

In the bitter battle for Sevastopol, the Germans suffered over 50,000 casualties and the Russians almost 100,000. The codes of chivalry that existed in warfare during the 19th century were totally abandoned by the Nazis. Very few prisoners were taken on either side.

General Erwin Jaenecke
General Erwin Jaenecke

General Erwin Jaenecke commanded the Nazi defense of Sevastopol.

His nemesis was Russian general Ivan Petrov.

The Russian campaign to liberate Crimea began on November 1, 1943, and ended in June 1944.

General Ivan Petrov
General Ivan Petrov

Hitler did not "honor" von Manstein with the defense of Sevastopol because he knew the war was lost without his super weapon.

2 Nazis surrendering to Russian
2 Nazis surrendering to Russian
naval infantrymen in Crimea.

General Jeenecke also knew that the war was lost without Hitler's promised super weapon (atomic bomb).

Total Russian casualties from the Second Crimean War totaled 700,000.



Russian naval infantrymen entering Sevastopol on May 10, 1944.
Russian naval infantrymen entering
Sevastopol on May 10, 1944.

The Russian campaign to liberate Crimea ended in May 1944 with the evacuation of the Nazi garrison. Overall Russian casualties in the war were horrendous:

Altogether, the fighting in the Crimea between 1941 and 1944 cost the Red Army something like 700,000 casualties. Five Soviet armies and numerous reputations were demolished in the Crimea. Axis losses in the Crimea were over 250,000, including at least 60,000 German and 15,000 Romanian dead or missing. Nevertheless, these horrendous military casualties have scant mention in the history of World War II. During their occupation of the Crimea, the Germans constructed elaborate cemeteries in Feodosiya, Yalta, and other locations for their soldiers killed in the 1941-42 campaign, but these were all eradicated after the Soviet liberation in 1944. Local Russians refused to bury German war dead in the Crimea, and either sent them back to Germany or dumped them in the Black Sea. Decades later, a warehouse near Sevastopol was found with the boxed remains of about 10,000 German military casualties. Finally, as German-Russian economic ties increased after the fall of the Soviet Union, a new German military cemetery was established near Sevastopol in 1998, where the remains of 11,000 Germans were re-interred. (Forczyk, Where the Iron Crosses Grow: the Crimea 1941-44, pp. 293-194).

Ironically, Winston Churchill started the war yet Britian suffered no fatalities:

Number of casualties

In 2000, Russian President Vladimir Putin laid wreaths at the Mount Sapan memorial to the fallen Russians.

Mount Sapan memorial to the defenders of Sevastopol.
Mount Sapan memorial to the brave defenders of Sevastopol.

Thousands of Russians still lie buried under the vast concrete bunkers.

Many of the soldiers knew that surrender to the Nazis was not an option so they just blew up the bunkers and were entombed within.

President Vladimir Putin laying wreaths
President Vladimir Putin laying wreaths
at a monument to the defenders
of Sevastopol, April 2000.

When British Secret Service agent Nikita Khrushchev became head of the Soviet Union, he "gifted" Crimea to Ukraine. The transfer merited only a paragraph in Pravda, the official Soviet newspaper, on Feb. 27, 1954. The story was one long sentence and dense with detail. Here's what it said:

Decree of the Presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet transferring Crimea Province from the Russian Republic to the Ukraine Republic, taking into account the integral character of the economy, the territorial proximity and the close economic ties between Crimea Province and the Ukraine Republic, and approving the joint presentation of the Presidium of the Russian Republic Supreme Soviet and the Presidium of the Ukraine Republic Supreme Soviet on the transfer of Crimea Province from the Russian Republic to the Ukraine Republic.

And without the Crimeans having any say in the matter, a region that is soaked in Russian blood became part of Ukraine.

The Third Crimean War started in 2014

The Third Crimean War began in February 2014 with a Revolution in Kiev. The lawfully elected President, Victor Yanukovych, was ousted from office and he escaped to Russia.

The Ukrainian Revolution ousted President Yanukovych in February 2014.
The Ukrainian Revolution ousted President Yanukovych in February 2014.

The Ukrainian Revolution of Feb. 2014 was the work of the British Secret Service.

They are trying to undo their defeat in the 2 previous Crimean Wars.


President Yanukovych (b. 1950). President of Ukraine until Feb. 2014.
President Yanukovych (b. 1950). President
of Ukraine until Feb. 2014.

In 2010, President Yanukovych signed an agreement with Russia allowing them to use the Sevastopol naval base until 2042. In March 2014, President Putin saw the handwriting on the wall for the Russian naval base unless he acted quickly.

Russian airborne troops securing key
Russian airborne troops securing key
facilities in Crimea, March 2014.

In March 2014, Russian paratroopers secured key facilities in Crimea.

On March 16, 2014, the Crimeans voted overwhelmingly to return home to Mother Russia.

Crimeans celebrate
Crimeans celebrate
returning to Russia.

Obviously, the British and NATO are not going to accept the will of the Crimean people. Since that time, a new Cold War has been rekindled by the British and their mercenaries at the Pentagon. What their next move is going to be is very ominous judging by their past behavior.

About a month after Chancellor Hitler visited Moscow and Washington, President Putin disappeared for about 10 days. When he reappeared, he was a different "Putin."

The official President Putin
The official President Putin
photo from Wikipedia.

In early March, President Putin went missing for 10 days and then reappeared.

Was he titaniced like Tsar Nicholas II and the Beatles?

We know that the British Secret Service SPECIALIZES in body doubles.

The doppelgänger Putin.
The doppelgänger Putin.

The official British spying manual has a whole chapter on replacing a dead person:

That past could be the agent's own, which had the advantage of being easily remembered, mainly true, and fully supported by documentation. Or the agent's past could be appropriated from a real person, usually dead, but always "distant." This cover story also had the advantage of being real and hence consistent, but there was always a chance that people acquainted with the dead man would be startled by his sudden reappearance. Finally, a totally fictitious past could be invented, free of entanglements but also of confirming records, the documents that provide the "proof" of our continued existence. Whatever past was chosen, it had to be plausible and as factual as possible while merging with the agent's undercover present. His "ostensible present must be consistent with his alleged past." (Rigden, How To Be A Spy: The World War II SOE Training Manual, pp. 46-47).

The "official" spy training manual issued by the British government covers all aspects of spying except for "car accidents," "plane crashes," and poisoning!!

Only the future will reveal the next move in the Third Crimean War but it will be as brutal as the past 2 wars. The Exodus from Egypt is a type of the Resurrection of Christ and the Resurrection on the Last Day.

When the Egyptians were pursuing the children of Israel at the Red Sea, JEHOVAH sent his MECHANIC-ANGELS to pull off the wheels of their chariots . . . in order to slow them down:

And it came to pass, that in the morning watch that JEHOVAH looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians, and took off their chariot wheels, that they drove them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, "let us flee from the face of Israel; for JEHOVAH fighteth for them against the Egyptians" (Exodus:14:24-25).

In these last days . . . we cannot stop . . . but only slow down . . . Pharaoh's last suicidal charge . . . so all true Christians should become MECHANICS for CHRIST!!

Vital Links


Clark, Victoria. Holy Fire: The Battle for Christ's Tomb. MacAdams/Cage Publishing, San Francisco, CA, 2005.

Cohen, Raymond. Saving the Holy Sepulchre: How Rival Christians Came Together to Rescue Their Holiest Shrine. Oxford University Press, New York, 2008.

Dowty, Alan. The Limits of American Isolation: the United States and the Crimean War. New York University Press, New York, 1971.

Forczyk, Robert. Where the Iron Crosses Grow: the Crimea 1941-44. Osprey Publishing. Oxford, England. 2014.

Figes, Orlando. The Crimean War: A History. Henry Holt & Co., New York, 2010.

Royle, Trevor. Crimea: The Great Crimean War 1854-1856. St. Martin's Press, New York, 2000.

Ridgen, John, (Editor). How To Be A Spy: The World War II SOE Training Manual. The Dundurn Group, Toronto, Canada, 2004.

Russell, William Howard. The Crimean War As Seen By Those Who Reported It. Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, LA, 2009.

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